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Marriott-branded hotel planned for downtown Colorado Springs

A local development group plans a $50 million, 230-room Marriott-branded hotel for downtown Colorado Springs, part of a series of hotel projects taking shape in the city’s core and outlying areas. (more…)

2017 Best in Business


Founded in 1976, Olive Real Estate Group is a staple in Colorado Springs and throughout the state. The company offers a variety of services to tenants and landlords — providing advice about occupancy, disposition of real estate and financing, as well as leasing, sales and purchasing.

With 14 brokers, the group specializes in retail, office, industrial, land and real estate investments.

“Commercial real estate is, and will continue to be, a preferred long-term investment,” the group’s website explained. “Opportunities to invest in improved property and vacant land in Colorado Springs and throughout southern Colorado abound, and Olive Real Estate Group provides ‘insider’ knowledge, expertise and the best prospects based on our understanding of the goals and investment style of our clients.”

Olive Real Estate Group has also received accolades from CoStar Group,  a provider of commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces. The group won the CoStar Power Broker Award, which recognizes commercial real estate brokers who closed the highest transaction volumes in sales or leases in 2016 in their markets.

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City for Champions project hitting stride

In just the past several weeks, two City for Champions projects have reached significant milestones: Officials and community stakeholders broke ground at the site of the planned U.S. Olympic Museum and Hall of Fame, and the University of Colorado Board of Regents awarded $61.4 million to go toward the William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center at UCCS.

Three of the four projects initially proposed (only a downtown stadium has lost traction, but is not yet dead) seem to be a sure thing.

So where do these ambitious projects stand today? (more…)

Winsor continues real estate legacy in hometown

Alex Winsor knew at an early age what he wanted to do for a living. As a child, the Colorado Springs native followed his father, John Winsor, a commercial real estate broker, as he conducted business with clients and colleagues.

Today, Winsor is an agent in Olive Real Estate’s Retail Group, where he works with his dad and where the brokers he knew as a child are now his colleagues.

Winsor spoke with the Business Journal this week about what’s hot in restaurant and retail real estate, as well as what it’s like to witness explosive growth in his home state. (more…)

CoStar Power Broker – Top Sales Firm


Local Firm Selected by Commercial Real Estate’s Largest Research Organization as One of the Top Leasing and Sales Firms in the Market

 Olive Real Estate Group, Inc. has been selected by CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSGP), the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces, to receive a CoStar Power Broker TM Award.  This annual award recognizes the “best of the best” in commercial real estate brokerage by highlighting the firms and individual brokers who closed the highest transaction volumes in commercial property sales or leases in 2016 within their respective markets. (more…)

CoStar Power Broker – Top Sales Broker


 Commercial Real Estate’s Leading Independent Information Provider Recognizes Market’s Top Leasing and Sales Brokers

 Olive Real Estate Group, Inc. is pleased to announce that Stuart Sloat has been named a 2016 CoStar Power Broker TM by CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSGP), the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces.  This annual industry award recognizes distinguished professionals in commercial real estate brokerage by highlighting the achievements of the firms and individual brokers who closed the highest transaction volumes in commercial property sales or leases in 2016 within their respective markets. (more…)

New realtor group awards achievements

Heavy-hitters in the Colorado Springs commercial real estate community gathered Wednesday night to celebrate their successes selling and leasing commercial property in the region.


Best in Business: Celebrating the successes

Colorado Springs takes a lot of heat: We’re too conservative, too old, too military.

But there are other adjectives that describe the city and the wildly varied people who keep the wheels turning and the economy pumping. Words like successful, innovative, creative and yes, even fun. On a good day, Colorado Springs is sometimes very cool – full of quirky boutiques, great restaurants, exciting venues, great views and wonderful hidden gems.

It’s time we recognize that Colorado Springs really is a great place to live and work and play – stop accepting all those negatives and embrace the positives. We’re a bustling metropolis full of smart, energetic people who are making things happen on a grand scale – college students working together on new businesses, software and engineering firms working on the latest apps, startups so innovative they’re finally attracting the notice of the deep pockets to the north. (more…)

Kudos! – April 3, 2015

Realtors win industry award

Olive Real Estate Group, Inc. announced Stanton Kensinger and C. Stuart Sloat have been named 2014 CoStar Power Broker by CoStar Group, Inc. The annual industry award recognizes professionals in commercial real estate brokerage by highlighting the achievements of the U.S. firms and individual brokers who closed the highest transaction volumes in commercial property sales or leases in 2014 within their respective markets. Kensinger and Sloat qualified as two of the top commercial brokers in Colorado Springs based on the total sales they closed during the year. To be selected for the honor, Kensinger’s and Sloat’s overall transaction volumes were evaluated against other commercial real estate brokers active in the region by CoStar Group, and subsequently ranked among the top brokers in the market.

University Village: prosperous property

Five years have passed since part of a fledgling urban renewal project in north-central Colorado Springs began a journey to become a shopping and dining mecca.

In those five years, University Village Colorado — an 80-acre property once peppered with derelict motels and blight — has become a major source of both employment and tax revenue.


Slow to start, development near Colorado Springs now thrives

In 1984, GTL Development, a Southern California real estate company that was looking to diversify its portfolio, bought 2,600 acres in the middle of nowhere northeast of Colorado Springs – and promptly sat on the property for almost two decades.


Kensinger sees big year coming for Colorado Springs

From his position as a Colorado Springs commercial real estate broker, Stanton Kensinger says 2015 looks to be a good year. Kensinger, 31, has been a broker for Olive Real Estate Group for three years and specializes in tenant representation. He said he is hopeful that as industry and commerce continue to boom in Denver and northern Colorado, the “wave of momentum” will travel this way. Kensinger spoke about that, his family, his career and why he chose to settle down in his hometown of Colorado Springs after years of travel.



John Winsor and Paul Rubley of Olive Real Estate Group have been named 2013 CoStar Power Brokers by CoStar Group Inc., an Internet provider of information, analytics and marketplaces for commercial real estate. The annual industry award recognizes brokers who closed the highest transaction volumes in commercial property sales or leases in 2013 within their respective markets. Winsor and Rubley qualified as two of the top commercial brokers in retail based on the total retail leasing transactions they closed during the year.

California firm buys Colorado Springs apartment complex for $25 million

A Los Angeles-based real estate company that owns four apartment complexes in Colorado Springs has paid 
$25 million to buy a fifth. (more…)

UCCS arts center on track for 2017

Talk of the UCCS Visual and Performing Arts Center has been relatively quiet since last year, when the university announced plans to build the sprawling cultural complex.


Best of Business 2014

Best of Business 2014
Best Of Business — Still significant

Last year, we at the Business Journal decided to bring back the Best Of Business honors, which the previous owners had stopped after 2010. In our view, the annual voting and recognition was one of CSBJ’s best and most popular attributes. (more…)

Trader Joe’s to open Springs store Oct. 10

Colorado Springs won’t have to wait until 2015 for its new Trader Joe’s to open, after all.

After months of insisting its target was early next year, the California-based specialty grocer announced this week its first Colorado Springs location at University Village Colorado will open Oct. 10.


Upscale steakhouse coming to University Village Colorado in Colorado Springs

Cowboy Star Restaurant and Butcher Shop, an upscale San Diego steakhouse that mixes fine dining with western themes, will open its first location outside California when it comes to the University Village Colorado retail center in Colorado Springs later this year.

COPT looking to sell most of its Springs properties

Maryland-based Corporate Office Properties Trust, which invested more than $100 million in Colorado Springs commercial real estate after its 2005 arrival and became the city’s largest office landlord, is selling the majority of its local properties.

Rehab center group building another facility in Colorado Springs, adding 150 jobs

A partnership headed by many of the same physicians and other investors who built an 80-bed rehabilitation center in northwest Colorado Springs is building a second facility in northern Colorado Springs that will open in late 2014 with about 150 employees.

Colorado Springs Health Partners expanding throughout region

Colorado Springs Health Partners, the largest medical practice in Colorado Springs, is expanding by more than doubling the size of its west side and Woodland Park offices, enlarging its Monument office and opening a location in the Falcon.


Long-quiet Briargate Crossing picks up new momentum

After a few quiet years, the earth is starting to move again at Briargate Crossing.

The shopping center north of the intersection of Briargate and Powers boulevards started strong in 2007 with a Super Target, Chili’s and other national brands. But as the economy slowed, the development went into hibernation. Chili’s closed and nothing new opened for a couple years.


New shops, restaurants coming to University Village

Several new stores and restaurants are on their way to University Village Colorado on North Nevada Avenue, one of the bigger flurries of retail activity at the Colorado Springs shopping center since its October 2009 opening.

County finalizes $25 million deal on Intel buildings

El Paso County completed its $25 million purchase Thursday of several buildings and a parking garage on the former Intel Corp. complex on Garden of the Gods Road that will trigger a series of moves involving county agencies.