Category: Background


Permalink 10:58:16 pm, Categories: Announcements & Events [A], News, Background, Real Estate, 71 words   English (US)

Fashion Forward Denver is less of an Oxymoron

Today at the Economic Development Council meeting held by the Downtown Denver Partnership, I learned that Uni Qlo and Zara are considering Denver as an emerging market, possibly moving here by end of 2015. This means that Denver is making an appearance in affordable fashion-ware, which makes me and many of my friends even more excited about living in a terrific city. Whoohoo! Only problem is, a best kept secret is spreading...


Permalink 12:16:31 pm, Categories: Announcements & Events [A], News, Background, Kirstan's Ramblings, 164 words   English (US)

Happy New Year!

Wishing all peace, strength, love and contentment as we reflect on the last year and welcome the next. The past year has been a tough one with the personal challenge of the end of my 14 year marriage. I'm feeling uncomfortable and sad, but I'm also optimistic, rebuilding‬ and I'm ready to do this‬...

Original Serenity Prayer as written by Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971)

God, give us grace to accept with serenity
the things that cannot be changed,
Courage to change the things
which should be changed,
and the Wisdom to distinguish
the one from the other.

Living one day at a time,
Enjoying one moment at a time,
Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace,
Taking, as Jesus did,
This sinful world as it is,
Not as I would have it,
Trusting that You will make all things right,
If I surrender to Your will,
So that I may be reasonably happy in this life,
And supremely happy with You forever in the next. Amen.


Permalink 12:26:04 am, Categories: Announcements & Events [A], News, Background, Real Estate, 29 words   English (US)

Location Innovators Llc

After 8 years serving clients and hanging my license under other firms, I'm excited to announce that I'm starting my own real estate firm - Location Innovators LLC. Stay tuned...


Permalink 05:08:34 pm, Categories: News, Background, Kirstan's Ramblings, Real Estate, 132 words   English (US)

Workplace Trends

"Dedicated offices and oversized square footage are old news, " states Howard Ecker from Howard Ecker + Co. "Even traditional firms want more open space and flexible configurations. Companies now want space that reflects their culture, their ethos and their values."

Howard has 45 years in the commercial real estate industry and fortunately passes along a great deal of his experience and knowledge on to me. What does your office culture say about your company and culture? Work-life balance is paramount in maintaining your successful and productive work force as well as in recruiting new employees.

Do you know what terms such as 'thinking smaller', playing 'musical chairs', 'what is old is new again' mean? Please contact me to help you gain insight on the top 5 trends that are gaining momentum in the workplace now.


Permalink 12:14:52 pm, Categories: Announcements & Events [A], News, Background, Kirstan's Ramblings, Real Estate, 512 words   English (US)

Concerned LoDo Neighbors for Equitable Routing of 18th Street Bus Traffic

Hi Blog Followers!

We have created an e-petition to voice our concerns to the RTD staff and Board. We need your help right now. Will you please add your name to the list? It takes 5 seconds. Please keep reading if you would like more information about this important issue.

Whether you live, work or play in LoDo, this WILL effect you. RTD is moving through its public hearing process to reroute the 0 & 15 and create stops for the FreeMetroRide. The City predicts the amount of traffic on 18th Street will go from a current load of 464 in the evening to 695 – a significant portion of this comes from the bus traffic that will quite literally rattle many buildings.

To better explain my current position, I’m a resident in the IceHouse and part of a LoDo community coalition and we are trying to gain support from other neighbors, stakeholders, businesses and friends in the area. We are asking for support for equitable routing of RTD bus traffic through LoDo. RTD is currently planning to route numerous buses from Union Station, directly next to our building/parking garage and down 18th Street.

Recently, I sent out the following notice to many of my friends, neighbors, and the LoDoNA Board of Directors (please feel free to copy and pass along to your network):

We have created an e-petition to voice our concerns to the RTD staff and Board. We need your help right now. Will you please add your name to the list? It takes 5 seconds.

Upon hitting ‘sign’ on the website the wording in the boxed text will be automatically sent to the RTD Board and Staff that will approve or disapprove the route changes.

We are excited that downtown Denver and LoDo continue to be revitalized and experience great new development. The 2 new Union Station wing buildings and redevelopment of Union Station will significantly increase the traffic along 18th and Wynkoop alone. With bus traffic also increasing, we are afraid that our neighborhood will become unbearably congested with additional noise and air pollution. I’m sure that you’ve experienced Rockies traffic in LoDo. Well, RTD has not researched the issue enough and we feel that RTD is not prepared for the problems that will arise. It makes sense to us that more buses can be routed out of LoDo through newer infrastructure via Chestnut vs the historical area of downtown.

We’ve attended the hearings to date and heard all sorts of political explanations as to why other streets can’t take these routes or at least share the burden. This is traffic that LoDo is not used to having on our narrow streets. Some of the parking will be decreased along these areas as well. This is our next best step and we truly appreciate your time and help.

Thank you!
Kirstan, Concerned LoDo Resident


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Passionately Urban

Welcome to my journey. My name is Kirstan Borne and I'm an active community member, a Denver Realtor, RE investor, property manager, appraiser in training and a business owner. I moved from the suburbs to the city of Denver over 12 years ago. I'm passionate about intelligent and prosperous growth of Denver and state of Colorado. Location Innovators, Llc.

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