Lynwood Senior Apartments

Lynwood Senior Apartments Completes Construction

Denver, CO - Lynwood Senior Apartments, the latest project constructed by Brinkman Construction, has completed construction and is almost fully leased within two and a half months. This project is a joint venture between Lexton McDermott and the Kentro Group, and managed by ComCap Management. Lewis Himes Associates was the architect.

Located in Denver, Lynwood Senior Apartments offers affordable living and a range of amenities and services that cater to seniors looking for an active and fulfilling lifestyle. The community features a variety of floor plans to choose from, including one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments, all equipped with patios or balconies, walk-in closets and showers, air-conditioning and ADA-compliant kitchens and bathrooms.

Residents of Lynwood Senior Apartments have access to a range of communal spaces, including a fitness center, craft room, exercise center, onsite laundry and community room. Additionally, the community offers a full calendar of events and activities, as well as supportive services provided by Eaton Senior Communities.

"We are thrilled to announce the completion of Lynwood Senior Apartments," said Jim Ciesla, President & CEO of Brinkman Construction. "Lexton McDermott and Kentro Group have created an affordable and high-quality living experience for seniors in the Denver community."

This is the second community Brinkman Construction and Lexton McDermott have built together.

The Lariat

Construction Begins on McWhinney Multi-Family Development The Lariat

McWhinney, a Colorado-based real estate investment, development and management firm with expertise in commercial, multifamily, hospitality, residential and mixed-use assets, broke ground this week on the Lariat, a new multifamily community in Greeley, Colorado.

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Blue Federal Credit Union

Construction Completes on Blue Federal Credit Union World Headquarters

The historic Cole Shopping Center in Cheyenne, Wyo., has found new life. Brinkman Construction and Blue Federal Credit Union celebrated the official opening of the credit union’s new world headquarters campus and Blue Diamond Center branch in the former shopping center location last month.

Blue Federal Credit Union“We truly feel our vision was executed,” said Stephanie Teubner, President & CEO of Blue Federal Credit Union. “The entire design-build team took a very hands-on and proactive approach to managing the process and ensuring the quality of the end product.”

The eight-acre project, which broke ground in explosive fashion in May 2019, includes three buildings with Class A office, retail and commercial suites located at the busy intersection of Pershing and Converse Avenues. The space in between the buildings is now a public plaza with patio seating and a half-mile walking path to create a true community space.

The credit union headquarters is a 76,000-square-foot steel building and includes three floors with workspace for 200 employees, training areas, fitness and locker rooms, a dining hall, and rooftop amenity space. The two-story community wing includes a large operable sliding door for events that leads to the main plaza. The onsite bar and large seating room includes acoustical felt baffle ceiling for employee events, as well as being available for the public to rent for corporate or private events.

The second level of the community wing includes a wet bar and a training room with two operable wall partitions allowing the space to be split into three separate rooms. The community wing also includes a large gallery space for events complete with a custom wall art feature, employee café and large catering kitchen.

The three-story office wing functions as Blue's World Headquarters with the main lobby showcasing a large fireplace with custom mantel made from the original Safeway structure that once stood onsite. The two-story curtain wall at the central stairs is the focal point of the entryway.

Another feature of the office wing is the Executive Board Room, complete with a custom-made table, also built from the original Safeway structure, and an outdoor balcony with a grill and firepit.

The new Blue Diamond Center branch anchors the west building and will be one of 18 branches across Colorado and Wyoming serving nearly 100,000 members.  There are several retail spaces available within and neighboring this space that are ready for interior finishes as tenants are secured.

The project was a design-build collaboration between general contractor Brinkman Construction, design firm Open Studio Architecture and Blue Federal Credit Union. The development was part of a larger vision to strengthen the Cheyenne community by adding communal outdoor space. This space will ultimately provide a setting for summer musical performances and outdoor events.  Despite building through two Wyoming winters, the project remained on schedule and on budget.

“We are very happy with the entire process of building Blue’s new world headquarters,” said Jim Ciesla, President & CEO of Brinkman Construction. “From the onset, the design-build team was extremely strong. Blue’s commitment to their customers and their community is remarkable. This campus will continue building on Blue’s legacy and enhancing their local community.”

St. Anthony Medical Office

New Medical Office Building at St. Anthony North Breaks Ground, Plans to Open Fall 2021

The official groundbreaking of the new 14190 Orchard Parkway Medical Office Building at St. Anthony North in Westminster was recently celebrated by team members and dignitaries. Representatives from each of the project partners spoke about the importance of the longstanding partnerships that led to this milestone.

“Our partnership is strong,” remarked City of Westminster Mayor Herb Atchison. “There’s no one better positioned to provide the healthcare that we need for our community than Centura Health.”

Developed by Development Solutions Group, the building is located directly adjacent to the existing St. Anthony North Health Campus along Orchard Parkway, operated by Centura Health. The newest addition to the medical campus plans to open late next fall. Colorado Sleep Institute, Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center and an additional surgery center have committed to joining the campus as flagship tenants. There is 15,000 square feet still available for lease.

Several years in the making, the building will include a two-story, 75,000-square-foot medical office building including an ambulatory surgery and recovery center, clinical space, diagnostic imaging, physical therapy, urgent care and more than 300 new surface parking stalls.

“We’re grateful for all the leaders that continue to be strong partners for us in our community.” Constance Schmidt, CEO of St. Anthony North Health Campus stated. “This addition is going to promote health and wellness in our community and well beyond.”

Brinkman Construction is the general contractor and Boulder Associates designed the project.

Construction of the exterior building and tenant build-outs are expected to complete late 2021. Interested tenants can contact Development Solutions Group at 303.893.0250 for more information.

South Main Station

Construction Complete on Longmont’s First Large-Scale Urban Apartment Community

Mass Equities, Inc. (MEQ), a private equity real estate investment firm, together with Brinkman Construction announced the completion of the first phase of South Main Station, including four of the five-building, multi-family and mixed-use project at the intersection of First Avenue and Main Street in Longmont. Part of the larger redevelopment of the 26-acre former Butterball Turkey plant, the $70-million-dollar mixed-use development is the first large-scale urban apartment community in downtown Longmont.

Developed by Mass Equities and designed by Shears Adkins Rockmore, South Main Station is comprised of 253 apartment units and 10,000 square feet of ground-floor space including residential and commercial units fronting Main Street. Of the five buildings, two include street-level retail with residential units above and one building is a traditional walk-up with garden-level units. The phase 1 unit mix is 35 studio, 161 one-bedroom, and 57 two-bedroom units averaging 860 square feet.

“Mass Equities is excited that this first phase of South Main Station Apartments is completed, providing for the growing demand for new apartments and retail amenities in downtown Longmont,” said Brian Bair, MEQ principal and senior VP, Acquisitions & Development for Colorado. “Brinkman was the perfect strategic partner to help bring our vision of a community with an updated Urban feel that still reflects Longmont’s historic charm.
Tenant move-ins began in early January with the first building gaining occupancy at the end of last year, and rapidly continue as additional buildings have become available. South Main Station’s design is a nod to the industrial roots of the site with steel accents and masonry facades. Unit interiors come with quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances and sliding barn doors. Residents have a mix of covered, private and surface parking.

South Main Station offers direct access to downtown shops and amenities, including Dickens Farm Park on the St. Vrain River with its fishing ponds, great meadows, biking, kayaking, and running trails. Of the many on-site amenities offered in this unique community, the rooftop lounge with fire pits, a bar and expansive communing areas is a focal point. The apartments also include access to an onsite gym, yoga room and community room with kitchen, as well as a swimming pool, hot tub, fire pits, pet spa, mail center and storage. One of the most unique amenities is a DIY Garage with a self-service bike and ski workshop open to all tenants.
“This has been a flagship project for us,” noted Jim Ciesla, President and CEO of Brinkman Construction. “We’re proud to be partnering with Mass Equities to bring something unique to the Longmont market.”


Amid COVID-19, Exchange at Boulevard One Celebrates Topping Out Milestone Virtually

Project partners Confluent Development and Kelmore Development held their first virtual topping out event amidst the landscape of new COVID-19 protocols, celebrating the construction milestone for the commercial mixed-use redevelopment project in the heart of Denver’s revitalized Lowry neighborhood: Exchange at Boulevard One. Even amid COVID-19, the project’s initial phase – comprising 135,000 square feet – is anticipated for an on-schedule completion in spring 2021.

Previously known as The Boulevard at Lowry, the 200,000-square-foot project is the only commercial development at Boulevard One, the 70-acre parcel that represents the newest neighborhood to be developed at Lowry. The mixed-use project broke ground in April 2019.

“In the COVID-19 era, crews are more challenged than ever to maintain momentum while operating under strict and constantly changing safety guidelines. Successfully delivering a project that is mid-construction during a pandemic is the ultimate test of our project team’s ingenuity, resilience and fortitude,” said Marshall Burton, president and CEO of Confluent Development. “I couldn’t be prouder of all parties involved for moving this project forward expeditiously and safely, to achieve this milestone.”

Keeping with tradition, the project’s final beam was painted white and included signatures of project team members. A painting of the Colorado state flag was featured as an additional touch and an American flag flew behind the beam as it was raised. The new event form included limited guests onsite and the majority of team members and project consultants tuning in via live Zoom feed. The fewer than 10 people that attended the event in-person went through a COVID-19 health screening prior to entering the jobsite and were required to wear face coverings and maintain social distancing measures throughout the entire ceremony.

Jim Ciesla, president and CEO of Brinkman Construction, shared his remarks on the strong collaboration required to face the new challenges brought on by the current pandemic, “Every project has its unique challenges. This one is no different, but add a pandemic into the middle of it, and we’re now facing more adversity than we could have imagined. What has been amazing, is seeing how everyone is showing up for the project and for each other. It has been a true collaboration to work together to overcome what we’re dealing with today.”

Denver-based Confluent Development and Kelmore Development serve as the project co-owners and co-developers. Brinkman Construction is the general contractor and Open Studio Architecture designed the project. The project represents a collaborative vision that includes support from the Denver Urban Renewal Authority and Lowry Redevelopment Authority.

“Building healthy communities is more important than ever following the impacts of the global pandemic. Our team has been committed to creating a destination where residents and employees feel safe and connected to their community, and Exchange at Boulevard One will do just that,” said Bob Koontz, principal of Kelmore Development. “With a refreshed name speaking to the core values of the project, Exchange at Boulevard One will deliver value, connectedness, convenience and accessibility for the area’s residents, families and professionals alike.”

Located at Lowry Boulevard and Quebec Street, the infill development will feature about 500 parking spaces, including a 231-stall underground parking garage, plus multimodal accessibility with a mobility hub for bicycle and scooter parking, pedestrian connectivity, electric car charging stations and nearby transit lines with connections to light rail. The commercial mixed-use redevelopment is situated on more than five acres. In reverence to Lowry’s sustainable development practices, the project plans to obtain LEED® certification.

Genesis Project groundbreaking

Genesis Project Celebrates Start of Church Expansion

It wasn’t your typical groundbreaking at The Genesis Project in northeast Fort Collins. Brinkman Construction gathered with design partners and the congregation for a prayer to celebrate the groundbreaking of the church’s renovation and expansion at 400 South Link Lane. This expansion comes five years after the original 7,400-square-foot renovation of the building, also completed by Brinkman Construction, that revitalized the existing space into a church with reception area, worship platform, nursery, classrooms and storage areas.

This next phase will refresh the existing space and add a 9,300-square-foot multi-purpose space consisting of a sanctuary, indoor activities and event space, main entry, commercial kitchen and general office and meeting space. The current renovation and expansion was designed by Infusion Architects to help The Genesis Project accommodate a growing membership.

In his opening remarks Saturday, founder and lead pastor Rob Cowles described the vision for the new facility, “We are very excited to be breaking ground on a remodel of our current building and a new addition that will expand our capacity to serve our church family, our neighbors, and families in need in northeast Fort Collins. The addition of a gym and commercial kitchen will enable us to provide job and life skill training, recreation, community dinners, and much more. As a Community Life Center for Matthews House, this will greatly increase the programs they are able to offer families as well. We are grateful for this opportunity and excited to be working with Brinkman Construction once again.”

“Church design is every architect’s dream,” commented Infusion Architects associate Chad Arthur. “We’re honored to be involved in this faith-based work and have the opportunity to contribute to The Genesis Project’s mission.”

Having worked on four projects together in recent years, the long-standing relationship between Brinkman Construction and Infusion Architects makes for a seamless collaboration on this project.

“We’re grateful to not only have the opportunity to partner with Genesis again on this expansion, but also work hand-in-hand with our long-time partners, Infusion, throughout design and construction” said Jim Ciesla, president and CEO of Brinkman Construction. “We’re inspired by The Genesis Project team and their commitment to authenticity and are excited to bring their vision for this new facility to life.”

The renovation and expansion is scheduled to complete in November of 2020 and the current space will remain open to the congregation throughout construction.

construction workers breaking ground

Brinkman Construction Breaks Ground on Colorado Springs Townhome-Style Apartment Community

Brinkman Construction celebrated the start of construction on their latest Colorado Springs project last week, a 12-building townhome-style apartment community. Springs at Foothill Farms, owned, developed and operated by Continental Properties, will include 264 two-story loft-style units. The 354,000 SF luxury community offers amenities such as a resort-style swimming pool, community clubhouse and a state-of-the-art fitness center.

Located at 1203 Affirmed View, Springs at Foothill Farms is the second apartment community developed by Continental Properties in this market and sixth in Colorado. The first community, Springs at Allison Valley, is within a mile of the new complex and was developed in 2016.

Springs at Foothill FarmsThe project was designed by Phillips Partnership and is in line with Continental Properties’ Springs brand of communities. The Wisconsin-based developer specializes in apartment homes, retail and hospitality products across the United States from Arizona to South Carolina and has been in business for more than 40 years. This will be their fifth property in Colorado and second in the Colorado Springs market.

“We continue to see Colorado as a great market for our Springs brand and our growth trajectory,” said Ryan Folger, Vice President of Design & Construction for Continental Properties at the groundbreaking ceremony. “We are excited to see the Springs at Foothill Farms off to a great start and look forward to pre-leasing the units as soon as next summer.”

The construction of Springs at Foothills Farms began in September 2019 and will complete in the summer of 2021. For pre-leasing information, visit

Brinkman Construction also completed a four-story, 166,000 SF affordable senior community, Traditions, in Colorado Springs last December.  The complex includes 180 units consisting of studio, one- and two-bedrooms. Community amenities onsite include a community garden, dog park, fire pit, theater, craft room and library. The apartments serve seniors age 55 and older who earn less than 60 percent of the area median income adjusted for household size.

Brinkman Construction new office in RiNo

Brinkman Construction Opens New Office in RiNo

Recently named one of the Top Contractors in the region by ENR Mountain States, Brinkman Construction has made a strategic move to support their presence throughout the Front Range. The general contractor has moved to a new office in Denver’s River North Art District to the Larimer 30 development at 2935 Larimer Street. Although the company has operated an office in Denver for nearly four years, the new office will provide additional space to support further expansion in the region.

The design of the space is focused on the incorporation of reclaimed timbers from an adaptive reuse project they were recently working on.  Spacious windows infuse natural light and provide views of Denver’s downtown skyline.

“With the expansiveness of our portfolio across the entire Front Range from Colorado Springs to Cheyenne, we needed a new office to accommodate that growth,” said Jim Ciesla, President & CEO of Brinkman Construction. “The culture of RiNo aligns with our entrepreneurial and innovative spirit. We are excited to be able to stay in this neighborhood as we moved offices.”

One of the company’s noteworthy projects currently under construction is The Boulevard at Lowry, a 140,000 SF mixed-use redevelopment project by Confluent Development and Kelmar located in the heart of Denver’s revitalized Lowry neighborhood. The redevelopment encompasses five acres at the northwest corner of E. Lowry Boulevard and Pontiac Street and will feature restaurant, retail and office space, including natural foods grocer Lucky’s Market.

Another key Denver project, the Eating Recovery Center, was recently named the Best Healthcare Project in the region by ENR Mountain States. The three-story behavioral health hospital developed by Westside Investment Partners opened in January of this year and provides inpatient treatment for people of all ages suffering from eating disorders. The facility offers 70 overnight beds, commercial kitchens, offices, a spa and 55,000 SF of underground parking for patients and visitors. The project also received a merit award for safety.

Capital Hill Project

LCP Development Breaks Ground on Visionary Capitol Hill Project

LCP Development has officially broken ground on a visionary project on a storied site on the corner of 8th Avenue and Grant Street.  The project includes the renovation of an existing office building and the construction of a neighboring apartment building and garage.

The office portion of the project, located at 777 Grant Street, will transform an existing 1950’s-era building that formerly served as the headquarters for the Denver Housing Authority into a multi-tenant modern office space.  The six-story, 109,700 SF building will undergo extensive design and infrastructure renovations including window expansions and the addition of ground floor retail space. A corporate living room will include communal work and lounge areas as well as connected outdoor patio areas.

The 80,709 SF multi-family portion will be built on a neighboring site at 757 Grant Street.  The ground-up, eight-story building will include 68 studio units all under 500 SF and below and above-ground parking.  Amenities will include a community room, fitness center and rooftop deck.

This visionary project looks to bring a distinct product to the already vibrant Capitol Hill neighborhood.

“LCP was attracted to the 777 Grant project because the asset afforded the opportunity to redevelop a unique office building in an amenity rich neighborhood,” remarked Jonathan Bush, founding principal and managing partner for LCP Development. “The existing surface parking lot also offered the ability to increase density, with the addition of 68 market-rate studio apartments as well as new parking to serve both projects. Between the revitalization of the existing structure and ground-up construction of a new building, 777 Grant will become a distinct asset for the Capitol Hill neighborhood, serving both residents and businesses.”

The office renovation is expected to be complete in July 2020 with the apartments tracking an April 2021 completion.

Brinkman Construction is the general contractor for both projects.  Open Studio Architecture designed the office building and RATIO | HPA designed the apartments.  NAI Shames Makovsky is handling the retail and office leasing.

Jane Everhart

Jane Everhart Named Finalist in Denver Business Journal’s Outstanding Women in Business Awards

Jane Everhart has been named a finalist in the Denver Business Journal’s Outstanding Women in Business Awards in the real estate category. From nearly 300 nominations, thirty-six finalists and one Lifetime Achievement Award winner were selected in 12 industry categories. Winners in each category will be announced at the awards ceremony on August 21 at Hilton Denver City Center.

For nearly three decades, Jane has served as a top tier leader for entrepreneurial, fast-growing companies. Whether it be as CFO for a luxury winter sports retailer, the owner of a furniture and interior design franchise business or as the Global Director of Finance for OtterBox, Jane has combined her financial expertise with her entrepreneurial spirit to succeed in her career.

As the current CFO for two entrepreneurial companies, Brinkman and Brinkman Construction, Jane works in a full-time real estate finance capacity. She pairs her progressive approach to finance and strategic growth with an analytical and information-driven awareness of the real estate landscape and factors affecting it. In addition to her primary finance-driven role, Jane is also a Partner and Chief Operations Officer of Brinkman and a member of the Board of Directors for Brinkman Construction

Since joining Brinkman and Brinkman Construction, she has been instrumental in restructuring the company’s business model to incorporate progressive finance processes, minimize industry risk, strengthen the organizational environment, and enrich their position as an employer of choice in Colorado. During her tenure, the companies have celebrated significant increases in both revenue and headcount.

Beyond her impact on company performance, Jane has also been instrumental in developing a robust community impact program. She led efforts to launch a paid Volunteer Time Off initiative for all employees, helped lead the vision for Brinkman to become a Certified B Corporation and is the executive sponsor of BrinkmanGives, the joint community impact program of Brinkman and Brinkman Construction.

Jane holds a bachelor’s degree in Business with an emphasis in Accounting from the University of Colorado. She is a Certified Public Accountant, a graduate of the Women’s Vision Leadership Institute, and is a strategic operating plan facilitator from the Paterson Center. She has served as an officer on the OtterCares Board of Directors since 2013 and has served on the Bridges to Prosperity Finance Committee since 2018.

Jane was named a 2017 Women to Watch Leader by the Colorado Society and the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts. This award highlights women in the accounting profession who have advanced to the highest levels and have shown significant effort in mentoring others.

Timnath Town Center

Brinkman Construction Completes New Timnath Community Center

Photos by Bruen Media Group.

According to a recent BizWest article, the Town of Timnath is the fastest-growing community in Northern Colorado. It has grown 538.72% since the 2010 census. Town officials are making tangible progress toward their adopted strategic growth plan with the second phase of the Town’s civic complex opening to the public. Community members gathered last month to celebrate the grand opening of the Timnath Town Center.

The new Town Center Building is located in the Riverbend Subdivision, directly north of Poudre Fire Authority Station 8, the first phase in the Town’s civic complex. Additional phases include plans for a new police station.

Timnath Community CenterThe 16,000 SF Town Center Building was built to accommodate the growing needs of the community and Town staff. The previous facility had only one conference room that served multiple purposes: Town council chambers, municipal court room, conference room and training facility. With the goal of providing a shared space for the community to utilize, the new building includes a community room and ample public parking to accommodate families, nonprofits and other groups needing space to convene. The community meeting room opens to a patio space and includes a small kitchen for food service helping to meet a vital need for residents seeking space for education, training and public and private events.

“This is more than a building. It’s a true community center,” said Town of Timnath Mayor Jill Grossman-Belisle. “We’re proud of this investment in improving our community for our residents and know this new town center will serve us for generations.”

The new Town Center Building also includes a lobby with direct access to reception and council chambers, offices for administrative personnel, community development and planning offices and conference rooms. Residents who work from home and need meeting space can reserve a conference room to meet with customers or clients. Plans for the space also include a partnership with the library district to add the Town Center Building as a book drop-off location.

“It’s due to the Town of Timnath’s vision that this community has become desirable for so many,” said Brinkman Construction President and CEO, Jim Ciesla. “This is our community and we’re excited to see it grow and thrive.”

Jensen LaPlante served as the owner’s representative for the Town Center Building, Brinkman Construction was the general contractor and alm2s designed the project. This is the fifth project Brinkman Construction has built in Timnath; previous projects include healthcare facility Pediatric Urgent Care, multi-family community Timnath Trails at Riverbend and Timnath’s first brewery, Timnath Beerwerks.

By relocating Town staff out of the building they previously shared with the Timnath Police Department, the Town is able to expand police services for public safety.