Featured Office Listings

With so many great properties it’s hard to choose our favorite listings, but we had the chance to sit down this week and pick out a few of them. We’d like to highlight a few listings available in 4940 Pearl East Circle, located in a sought after, professional business park in Central Boulder. Availabilities in 4940 Pearl East Circle range from 3,375 – 13,475 with entire floors available for lease. Second up, we have 1515 Walnut. Home to two beautiful office suites both boasting wide open floor plans, natural light, and more.

 

4940 Pearl East Circle

Suite 100 | 8,211 SF | $24.00 NNN

This large professional office suite is nicely updated with new carpet and paint, a reception area and conference room, and a mix of private offices and open space. Enjoy abundant natural light and a convenient central Boulder location.

Suite 201 | 3,375 SF | $25.00 NNN

Suite 201 is home to 8+ private offices and large conference rooms. Located on the second floor, this suite can be combined with neighboring suite 202 for a combined total of 7,873 SF.

Suite 202 | 4,498 SF | $25.00 NNN

Suite 201 boasts 5+ private offices, a few large conference rooms, and an open and inviting open floor plan. Located on the second floor, this suite can be combined with neighboring suite 201 for a combined total of 7,873 SF.

Suite 300 | 4,039 SF | $26.00 NNN

Suite 300 has recently been updated and flaunts modern finishes throughout. Located on the third floor, this suite can be combined with neighboring suite 301 for a combined total of 13,475 SF.

Suite 301 | 9,436 SF | $26.00 NNN

Located on the third floor, this suite can be combined with neighboring suite 301 for a combined total of 13,475 SF.

 

1515 Walnut Street

Suite 200 | 1,998 SF | $25.00 NNN

A wide open floor plan AND exposed brick? It doesn’t get much better than that. Suites 200 and 300 can be combined for a total of 4,035 SF. Suite 200 is divisible to 500 SF.

Suite 300 | 2,037 SF | $25.00 NNN

Suite 300 boasts modern finishes and boasts the most spectacular Flatiron Views – visible from not only through the windows, but on your private deck space as well. Suites 200 and 300 can be combined for a total of 4,035 SF. 

Please call one of our WWReynolds team members with any questions you might have, we are always around and happy to answer your questions.

Boulder company to watch: Artimus Robotics

Boulder-based Artimus Robotics is paving the way for robotic advancement in the physical world by developing ground breaking HASEL technology. Artimus recently signed a new lease at 2985 Sterling Court, a building leased and managed by WW Reynolds and owned by Ivy Realty out of Connecticut. We had the opportunity to catch up with the Artimus Robotics team to hear more about what we should expect from them in years to come.

WWR: Give us a bit of background of Artimus Robotics, how did you get started?
Artimus Robotics: Artimus Robotics is a robotic hardware technology company. We are changing the way robotics and automation move by providing life-like motion that can move like you and me. Our breakthrough technology called HASEL artificial muscles provides a new way to make motion by using flexible and soft materials rather than metals and hard-plastics common in traditional robotics. Our actuator technology was developed at the University of Colorado Boulder by the founding team of Artimus. During their PhD careers, the founders of Artimus saw the commercial potential of this technology and received significant commercial interest from companies such as Google and the US Navy and thus in late 2018, Artimus was born. Currently we operate in a variety of industries including defense, industrial automation, human-machine interfaces, as well as a few other experimental applications.

WWR: How did your team at Artimus Robotics come together?
Artimus Robotics: The founding team of Artimus met each other while pursuing their PhDs in the mechanical engineering department at CU Boulder. It was during this time that they developed the technology that is the foundation for Artimus Robotics. Our team has a diverse range of technical backgrounds, ranging from materials science, to design, to mathematics which allows us to tackle the most challenging technical problems as we bring our technology to market.

WWR: You just signed a new lease in Boulder, what made you choose that location?
Artimus Robotics: Artimus Robotics chose Boulder for its location for its proximity to the fantastic technology and start up ecosystem. We have benefited immensely from our Boulder ties, from the University, to the Small Business Development Center, to the countless mentors and advisors in the area, Boulder is an obvious choice for us to lay down our roots. Plus the proximity to the fantastic mountains and outdoors is always a great driver for encouraging our customers and investors to visit us, when health conditions permit of course.

WWR: Tell us about your experience working with WWR.
Artimus Robotics: Working with WWR was seamless for us. This was actually our first commercial lease and WWR was more than accommodating for helping us through the process. Together with our broker,  Christian Smith at the Colorado Group, we were able to quickly find common ground for the terms of our lease. We are truly thrilled with our new location, from the rate to the facilities, it fits us just perfect.

Where do you see the company in 5-10 years?
Artimus Robotics: In 5-10 years I believe Artimus Robotics will be a leader in robotic and automated motion in a variety of different sectors. We truly have a platform technology with the potential to unlock ground breaking robotics applications that have often only been envisioned in science fiction rather than real life. From healthcare to agricultural fields, we believe the missing link in many futuristic robotic applications has been the ability to automate physical processes. Artimus is excited to use our technology to unlock this bold vision.

Featured Listing: Single Offices Perfect for Social Distancing

As a result of COVID-19, some businesses and individuals are seeking private, socially-distant spaces to carry out their work. We are able to accommodate the demand with many of our single-office suites or suites with private office spaces, perfect for staying safe at work. Take a look at what we have available all across Boulder.

Give us a call with any questions!

The James Building

1920 13th St | Boulder, CO 80302

This 1900s Queen Anne style historic building lies in the heart of downtown Boulder. It features well-appointed second-story office suites and operable windows.

Suite B1: 295 SF | $750/Month

Suite C1: 327 SF | $800/Month

Suite C2: 368 SF | $950/Month

Suite C3: 368 SF | $750/Month

Suite C5: 298 SF | $750/Month

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1350 Pine

1350 Pine St | Boulder, CO 80302

1350 Pine is a 3-story ivy covered office building in an excellent Downtown Boulder location. The property currently has 4,105 Square Feet available for lease, with many small offices available.

Suite 1: 891 SF | $16.00 NNN

Suite 2: 716 SF | $16.00 NNN

Suite 3: 891 SF | $18.00 NNN

Suite 5: 891 SF | $18.00 NNN

Suite 6: 716 SF | $18.00 NNN

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1720 14th

1720 14th St | Boulder, CO 80302

Located in the Heart of Downtown Boulder, 1720 14th is ideally located by Pearl Street Mall, RTD transit stations, and more! Available for lease or purchase, this building has plenty of private offices perfect for socially distant work.

Suite 101: 2,407 SF | 4 Private Offices

Suite 200: 5,279 SF | 10 Private Offices

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The Cartwright Building

1320 Pearl St | Boulder, CO 80302

This historical office building is located in the center of Pearl Street Mall. There are upgraded finishes throughout the entire building, a rooftop deck, and plenty of room to keep distant while at work.

Suite 102: 1,136 SF | $9.85 NNN | 3 Private Offices

Suite 103: 778 SF | $9.85 NNN | Private Office

Suite 105: 356 SF | $9.85 NNN | 2 Room Private Office

Suite 320: 4,334 SF | $24.00 NNN | 10+ Private Offices

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Growth Ahead for Downtown Boulder’s 15th Street Design District

A bright future for the former home of the famous Liquor Mart

Earlier this year, a Downtown Boulder classic, Liquor Mart, announced they were closing their doors for good, unrelated to current circumstances. Many in the area will remember shopping Liquor Mart through their college years or how the store took a chance of so many local, craft breweries. 

The property, which is located at the southeast corner of 15th Street and Canyon Blvd., will bring 150 apartments and a significant amount of ground-floor retail space. 

The Liquor Mart property also happens to be situated in the heart of the 15th Street Design District (15SDD), an area which spans both sides of 15th Street from Canyon to Arapahoe and is home to some of Boulder’s premier interior designers, architects, and graphic/web designers. 

One of our own listings, 1720 14th Street, which is currently for sale or lease, is also situated in the heart of the 15SDD. As the district continues to grow and the redevelopment of Liquor Mart proceeds, this art deco building holds an exciting future for its next owner and tenants. 

Downtown Boulder Office Space For Lease 1720 14th Street

The property is within walking distance of the Boulder Farmers Market, the Pearl Street Mall, and the Boulder Creek Bike Path. In case you weren’t sold, here are some other features of this area which make it a valuable real estate investment.

Education

Within a 2 mile radius of Downtown Boulder sits The University of Colorado and Naropa University in addition to a handful of Boulder Valley School District Schools and private schools. With schools right around the corner, it’s not surprising that the shift to living close to downtown is popular amongst families and singles alike.

Access to public transit and bike paths make getting in and out of downtown pain free. Forget the parking woes and leave the car in the garage- everything is walking distance.

World Class Eats

The food scene in Downtown Boulder has always been lively and diverse- and the pandemic hasn’t changed that. In fact, with the addition of “al fresco” dining options, which allow for restaurants and bars to expand into sidewalks, parking lots, and streets for an expanded patio experience, the streets of Boulder have never been more inviting. With plenty of patio options in addition to take-out, you definitely won’t be going hungry here. Why get it for delivery when you can walk around the corner to grab it?

What makes Downtown Boulder so remarkable is its ability to combine the classic staples of the region, like the Dushanbe Teahouse, with newer institutions like Rosetta Hall and the soon to be open Avanti Food & Beverage. The restaurants and bars in the neighborhood attract residents from all over the region, not just Boulder itself.

The Commute-Free Life

Commercial spaces in Downtown Boulder are highly-coveted. The demand for more affordable residential real estate in the neighborhood is largely due to the proximity to offices and businesses that are downtown. While many of us are working from home, there is much evidence to suggest that in-person office culture will remain relevant even as we reemerge from the pandemic. Even large tech companies who have offered the most flexible work-from-home options are holding on to their offices for when it’s safe to return to them.

WHOLE FOODS MARKET SIGNS LEASE ON NEW LOCATION IN BOULDER, COLORADO

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WHOLE FOODS MARKET SIGNS LEASE ON NEW LOCATION IN BOULDER, COLORADO

Whole Foods Market will join a throng of healthy- and natural-living retail stores in the south Boulder Table Mesa Shopping Center

June 11, 2020 — Boulder, CO — W. W. Reynolds announces that Whole Foods Market will be an anchor tenant at the Table Mesa Shopping Center in South Boulder.  Whole Foods Market recently signed a lease for the 32,000 square foot space formerly occupied by Lucky’s Market.

As the only natural food store in the Table Mesa Shopping Center, a south Boulder retail center which is owned and managed by W.W. Reynolds, Whole Foods Market will join other natural and healthy living retail businesses such as Flatiron Natural PetBoulder’s Natural Animal Hospital, and Orange Theory Fitness.

Located at the intersection of Table Mesa Drive and Broadway, the Table Mesa Shopping Center captures the robust South Boulder market. An estimated 57% of Boulder’s population resides south of Baseline Road, but of the more than 30 grocery retailers in Boulder, only three are located in this area. Whole Foods Market will become the fourth.

“It is an ideal space for Whole Foods,” said Chad Henry, a broker with W.W. Reynolds. “The size and location are a fit, plus, as a former grocery store the space already had great existing infrastructure.”

About W.W. Reynolds Real Estate Services
The W.W. Reynolds Companies is a commercial real estate development, leasing, and professional property management firm. W.W. Reynolds owns, manages and/or leases more than 3 million square feet of commercial office, retail and industrial property in Boulder, northern Colorado, and along the Colorado Front Range. We provide the full spectrum of integrated real estate services that create and enhance value, helping maximize the return on our clients’ real estate investments. Please visit our website at www.wwreynolds.com.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Chad Henry
chenry@wwreynolds.com
(303) 442-8687

KJUS Brings Premium Sportswear to Pearl East

Pearl East Business Park houses some of Boulder’s most interesting and trendy businesses, including the sports apparel company, KJUS.  We recently had the opportunity to interview the KJUS team members who helped us learn how they are different from other sportswear brands, why they do that they do and understand their expansion plans at Pearl East Business Park

WWR: What is KJUS?
KJUS: KJUS crafts innovative and premium sportswear that strengthens the performance of passionate athletes and is engineered for people with active lifestyles. We focus on high-performing ski and golf wear and also craft a small, technical lifestyle collection. Some of our greatest innovations include fabrics that regulate body temperature, offer freedom of movement and provide exceptional comfort.

Our very being was forged through a combined passion to enable people to reach the absolute top of their game. Olympic ski champion Lasse Kjus founded KJUS in 2000 to fill a gap in technical and functional ski apparel during a time when fashion was the focus. Shortly thereafter, our brand expanded to bring innovation to the golf-wear market.

In Summer 2019 we were acquired by Acushnet Company, owner of high-end golf brands such as Titleist, Footjoy and Scotty Cameron. We recently began transitioning many of our functions from Switzerland to our North American headquarters here in Boulder.

Why did you expand into the Pearl East location?
KJUS: KJUS has been fortunate to experience a period of growth that requires more room for associates and business operations. We’re looking forward to building out a space that better supports our team’s collaborative efforts and provides an enhanced showroom to invite our partners to view our latest technologies and collections.

What about Boulder attracted you to the city?
KJUS: The decision to remain in Boulder was important so that we can stay close to premium ski resorts and quickly access the top golf courses between both the East and West coastlines, enabling us to keep a pulse on our core consumer base. We also love that Boulder is close to other outdoor recreation, ensuring our associates can maintain a positive work/life balance. We’re fortunate to not only enjoy the mountain views from Pearl East but also to walk out the door at the end of the day and enjoy the amenities of the Front Range.

What’s next for KJUS?
KJUS: Our team of engineers are constantly inventing top-secret fabric, insulation and innovations. We’re putting finishing touches on our Spring/Summer 2021 golf-wear line and are preparing to deliver the exciting new Fall 2020 lifestyle and ski collections.

What Will Commercial Real Estate Look Like Post-COVID?

The impact of COVID-19 has been felt by every industry, with lay-offs and work disruption taking place nationwide. Commercial real estate is also experiencing a transition. With more people working from home and shopping online into the foreseeable future, real estate will experience some shifts.

As always, our team at WW Reynolds is carefully watching these changes, making adjustments, and finding new opportunities for our clients.

While much remains unknown, we anticipate some of the following shifts in real estate during and after COVD-19.

Higher demand for industrial space

By 2023, industrial real estate demand is expected to increase by at least 850 million SF, and according to Deloitte, the rise in e-commerce sales is to blame. E-commerce has grown by 14.8% in a 5 year period between 2012-2017 according to the same study. And, with large volumes of space being fairly limited, it’ll only become more difficult to secure a lease on industrial space. This trend can easily be exacerbated by consumers nationwide increasing home deliveries due to COVID. Many businesses can now only operate from afar, and the powerful ability to ship items quickly relies on industrial space capacity.

That said, Boulder does have some large scale flex space coming on the market this year. Check out the fully renovated Sterling campus.

The office of the future

Despite the dramatic increase in remote working and working from home (both due to COVID and changing trends in recent years), there is still value in company offices. We don’t believe the company office is going away, but will serve different functions. Instead of office buildings that serve as hubs in city centers, there may be a rise in smaller, satellite offices. This would be for a few reasons. First, public transit will be operating at a reduced capacity, making commuting not only risky, but inconvenient, and second, smaller satellite offices will make adhering to social distancing easier. For the foreseeable future, offices will most likely be outfitted with physical workspace barriers and signage that encourage 6 ft. social distancing.

Several of our listings are uniquely set up to accommodate safe office working, both now and into the future. The 10,098 SF building at 1720 14th Street in downtown Boulder for sale and for lease offers ten big separate offices, each of which can be subdivided into two offices. Considering how open office space has been in high demand in recent years, 1720 14th Street offers an especially rare opportunity.

Real estate transactions

Boulder County has released guidelines for the Safer-at-Home COVID phase which now make activities related to real estate transactions, like open houses and showings, easier to conduct. However, many across the industry are encouraged to limit viewings where possible and leverage digital materials before a viewing is scheduled. This makes digital and online marketing more important than ever.

Check out virtual tours of our available spaces here.

Overall, it’s important to remember that commercial real estate is going through change. WW Reynolds has been around for many economic downturns and cycles of change over the years and it will be no different this time.

Boulder and the Sterling Campus Well Suited for Life Sciences

Perhaps now more than ever the world has turned to life sciences to find solutions to some of our biggest challenges. We are pleased to note that Boulder is quickly becoming a primary destination for life sciences, a catch all term that encompasses pharmaceutical research, medical technology, cell therapy, and bioengineering. While markets like Boston and San Francisco have historically been considered biotech hotspots, Boulder is making a name for itself, being primed as the next big market.

Life Sciences and Real Estate

In biotech concentrated markets, lab/office space has seen exponential growth. Commercial lab space in Boston increased by 25% in nearly 5 years. With $66 Billion invested in bioscience from 2014-2017, the sector shows no signs of slowing down, especially with the recent COVID-19 crisis. According to McKinsey, the race to rapidly develop vaccines and treatments has resulted in a scaling up of production and work space.

Innovation and research in life sciences is often dynamic and quickly changing, so large square footage and plenty of flex-space is always in demand, including office space, warehouse space, and laboratory space. The sector is projected to grow mostly at the hands of biotech startups so space needs vary greatly as time goes on. Many of these life sciences companies will buy or lease large properties in anticipation of future growth, even if they’re unsure of how much they’ll need or what they’ll need it for. This flexibility is important to industry professionals as research and findings change frequently.

Why Boulder is the next Life Sciences Innovation Hotspot

Colorado is the third most educated state in the nation due to its high percentage of bachelors and graduate/professional degrees. With institutions like the University of Colorado, NIST, NCAR and NOAH, Boulder already has a rich history of intellectual capital. But when you combine that with its strong startup culture, it makes Boulder an attractive destination for biotech. Last year, an estimated 1,000 biotech related jobs were added to Boulder alone.

Colorado also boasts a favorable tax climate for large corporations as well as a host of startup incubators, think tanks, and local governments that are supportive of STEM-intensive jobs.

And finally, location. Yes, the Rocky Mountains make Boulder a special place, but being located in between the East Coast and West Coast has distribution advantages as well.

Just in time for the Sterling Trio

Set to finish later in 2020, the Sterling Campus consists of three flex / office buildings that are 20,000-40,000 square feet each, with a total of 85,000 square feet available on the campus. The properties are suited well for biotech companies as they offer plenty of space for dynamic growth and multiple uses. The buildings can be designed to accommodate multiple types of buildouts whether that be 100% office space or a combination of office, lab and warehouse space.

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Keeping Colorado Smart with Mindfish

Many of WW Reynold’s tenants have been affected by the changes to our lifestyle and economy during the COVID-19 outbreak. One of these tenants, Mindfish, has been preparing Colorado’s students for standardized tests like the SAT and ACT for nearly 15 years now. Given that the rest of the 2020 school year looks uncertain, they are hoping to offer resources to not only keep students who have been out of the classroom on track academically, but will be preparing college applicants for the July SAT/ACT sessions.

Founded by Bill Huston and Ryan Krug, who both settled down in the Boulder area after studying at Stanford, the duo have made it their mission to become Colorado’s #1 test prep company. This goal is quickly becoming a reality, rapidly expanding from their original single office in the Cartwright Building into 3 suites that they now call home.

Mindfish had humble beginnings, however. What initially began as an adaptive learning company that set out to build technologies into Facebook evolved into an expertise and large client base for SAT and ACT clients. This ranges from students looking to prepare for the SAT and ACT, to academic assistance, and college essay support. Krug and Huston decided to look inwards and focus on the local test prep market right here in Boulder. It only took 2 years for Mindfish to outgrow their operations from students’ homes, libraries, and bookstores. In 2008, they leased their first office space in the Cartwright Building on the bricks of the Pearl Street Mall. Their continued growth speaks to Mindfish’s dedication to maintaining a learning environment that is helpful to their students, so a space that allows for one-on-one sessions with tutors as well as small group classes is essential.

Searching for that initial Boulder location started with looking for that hybrid space that would provide privacy for both students and administration. The location of the Cartwright building couldn’t have been more ideal: Boulder High students can walk right over from school, and those who come from around Boulder welcome the proximity to the RTD bus station. Tutors and staff at Mindfish can enjoy a more interactive day being in Downtown Boulder as well, especially since the one-on-one nature of tutoring can be tiring. Overall, the energy of being in the heart of the city is invigorating for tutors, staff, and students alike.

Beyond Boulder, Mindfish has added offices in Lakewood, two offices in Denver proper (including one in the Denver Tech Center), and a Boise, Idaho location. All of these offices have been thoughtfully chosen for their location and proximity to major high schools in the area. Krug hopes to open offices in Fort Collins and Colorado Springs.

Above all, they are trying to do their part to support the changes to life during the COVID-19 outbreak. Keeping the momentum going after switching to remote learning is an adjustment for everyone and Mindfish wants to make sure the drop-off is minimal when students are back in a classroom.

Woof Gang Bakery Comes Opens First Colorado Store in Boulder

Joining the plethora of pet-focused stores in the Sunrise Shopping Center, Woof Gang Bakery is a Florida-based pet retail and grooming chain that will open its first doors in Colorado. The leasing team at WW Reynolds helped Woof Gang Bakery find its perfect Boulder home as it steps into the Colorado market. We had a chance to catch up with Paul Allen, president and CEO of the franchise nationwide, who fills us in on what Woof Gang Bakery is, why they do what they do, and how they keep our furry friends happy. 

What is Woof Gang Bakery and how did it all begin? 

Woof Gang Bakery is one of the nation’s fastest growing pet retail and grooming chains. Woof Gang Bakery began as a single store in Jupiter, Florida in 2007. Paul Allen, president and CEO, and his wife Cara felt the need for a pet store that offered customers a better shopping experience. So, they decided to start their own pet store and create an environment where franchise owners and employees would know the name of their customers and their pets. In 2009, the company introduced professional pet grooming as part of the store experience – a service that compliments the retail side of the business.

What kinds of people/needs do you encounter at the bakery?

Each Woof Gang Bakery is a neighborhood store owned by a locally-based franchisee. We are focused on the needs of pet owners and the health and well-being of their pets. We pay close attention to the specific needs of customers and their pets and provide products and services that are tailor-made for them.

What prompted you to open a Boulder location?

As one of the nation’s fastest growing pet retail and grooming chains, pet-friendly Boulder was a natural choice. The Woof Gang Bakery Boulder location will be the company’s first store in Colorado.

What were you looking for in terms of space, location, and feature wise when looking for this space in Boulder?

In terms of space, we prioritize location, local pet ownership demographics, regular plaza traffic flow for everyday goods and services, and easy access to our storefronts. The spaces must of course be pet-friendly and accommodate our retail and pet grooming buildout model.

What’s in store for the future for Woof Gang?

With a vision to provide quality pet products and services in a customer service-oriented environment, Woof Gang Bakery is at the forefront of the pet industry, selling healthy pet food and treats and premium products and offering award-winning pet grooming services. We will continue to grow with steady, managed expansion to best enable the corporate office to support the needs of new and existing franchises.