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Southern Land Company Hires Denver-Area Development Executive Heidi Majerik; Acquires 400 Acres in Erie, Colo.
Heidi Majerik, Southern Land Company
Southern Land, a leading designer, builder and developer of communities, grows Denver presence by adding Majerik and making strategic acquisition for future
The company today announced it has: Hired Heidi Majerik as Vice President & General Manager; and Acquired 400 acres in Erie, Colo. for a future master planned residential community. “We promised when we opened our office in Denver that we were making a serious commitment to the region to deliver diverse, sustainable and thoughtful development that creates destination living that is additive to its surroundings,” said Tim Downey, Southern Land Company’s founder and CEO. “With the acquisition of the property in Erie and the hiring of Heidi Majerik, who has a deep understanding and respect for the Denver region, we are delivering on that promise.” ... Read more...

Denver Post Editorial Opposes Initiative 66's Growth Limit
Several media articles last week focused on Initiative 66 -- the limited-growth measure being proposed for the 2018 ballot -- and led to the Denver Post's editorial board coming out early in opposition to the measure by voicing concerns about the deficit in housing in Colorado and "arbitrary caps" like those in Initiative 66.

In its editorial "How to make the housing crunch worse"... Read more...

The Home Builders Foundation (HBF) will partner with the Colorado Avalanche and Brooklyn’s at the Pepsi Center for an evening of hockey, refreshments, and fun! The event will start at 4pm on February 28, 2018 at the Pepsi Center, where the HBF sponsors and supporters will play an exhibition hockey game. After the exhibition game, attendees will head over to Brooklyn’s for a silent auction, and refreshments. The night will end back at the Pepsi Center where attendees will watch the Avs play the Calgary Flames. ... Read more...

HBA of Metro Denver 75th Anniversary Logo, #HBAHereForGood 
The HBA of Metropolitan Denver seeks a Membership Services Coordinator to provide focused service to our growing 585 member company organization. This full time staff position will dedicate themselves to increasing service levels to current and future HBA members. The Membership Services Coordinator will act as point of contact for specific member inquiries to direct or connect members to the proper staff resource to serve the members' needs. ... Read more...

Colorado Association of Home Builders Report
I hope everyone is off to a great start in 2018. At CAHB, most of our attention is on the Colorado General Assembly, which convened January 10. So far, we have remained mostly out of the Legislature’s crosshairs, but our Government Affairs Committee has been diligently reviewing bills for any impacts on our industry. I hope you are finding the Capitol Close Ups informative; they really are the best way to keep updated on policy matters. Please review them, and should you have any questions do not hesitate to contact... Read more...

Two HBA of Metro Denver Members Inducted into BALA Hall of Fame
BALA: Lita Dirks and Jerry Gloss have significantly affected residential design and construction.
The Best in American Living Awards™ program recently inducted its sixth class into the BALA Hall of Fame, honoring innovative, well-respected individuals and companies that have significantly affected residential design and construction.

The 2017 BALA Hall of Fame class includes...

Meyers Research issues monthly Zonda Market Report
The tight labor market continues to put a strain on new development. In some cases, larger developers are choosing to remain on the sidelines and leave the market to smaller developers whose projects tend to cater to the higher end of the market. The unemployment rate is one of the lowest in the country, and the strong economy is encouraging eligible workers to search for new jobs. However, while the employment situation looks good on paper, an increasing amount of available jobs in the state are low-paying, and wages have remained relatively flat. This is making it challenging for the Average Denver resident to afford the median priced home.... Read more...

HBA/Denver JTF Mtg Notes * A Lot of New Information you will want to read!*
A Memo from Chérie Talbert
Thank you to all the representatives of the 7 builders/developers present at the meeting today.

These notes are a re-cap for you all as well as to those who could not attend. Please read – there are several improvements and changes as recent as the last 24 hours you should be aware of!

HBA/Denver CDP Meeting Notes/Overview...

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