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Swinerton Builders Colorado: June 24, 2015

Swinerton Builders and Broe Real Estate Group Breaks Ground

Swinerton Builders is General Contractor for new Speer neighborhood project Country Club Towers II

Broe Real Estate Group, an affiliate of the Broe Group, has started construction on a major, residential apartment building project that will employ up to 1,000 construction workers and provide high-quality housing with innovative design in a supply-constrained market. Denver’s newest landmark apartment building, the twin 31-story Country Club Towers II, will be located in the West Wash Park neighborhood near the intersection of South Downing Street and East Bayaud Avenue. The first units will be available to renters in mid-2017.

A groundbreaking ceremony that was recently held featured Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, Councilman Chris Nevitt, Sean Broe representing the Broe Group, Doug Wells and Carl Luppens of Broe Real Estate Group, Gary Rafferty of Swinerton Builders and Michael Gifford of the Associated General Contractors of Colorado.

“The Broe family and The Broe Real Estate Group are making a significant investment to develop Country Club Towers II, and are showing our long-term commitment to Denver by offering residents high-quality homes in an attractive urban setting,” said Sean Broe. “The development, which will include ample parking and plenty of green space, is a striking enhancement to the existing property and the highly desirable Denver community of West Wash Park. People want to live near downtown Denver, and we are pleased to be able to provide state-of-the-art, energy-efficient residences that are close to where they work and play.”

Country Club Towers II will offer 552 apartments and 1,005 structured parking spaces, which is double the zoning requirements. Each apartment will have floor-to-ceiling, energy-efficient bay windows offering panoramic views, granite surfaces, stainless steel appliances, and in-unit washers/dryers. Amenities include a lap pool with 26,000-square-foot deck, fitness center, yoga rooms, bike repair station, multiple outdoor patios and an indoor common kitchen and clubhouse. Additionally, the existing apartments in the Country Club Gardens and Towers are being renovated as part of the project.

“Country Club Towers II represents a new strategic focus for Broe Real Estate Group to develop high-quality, state-of-the-art residential rental housing in supply-constrained urban markets in the U.S. Country Club Towers II is the first of several projects Broe Real Estate Group expects to undertake over the next several years,” said Doug Wells, CEO of Broe Real Estate Group.

Considerable infrastructure work supporting this project and benefitting the local community has already been completed including replacement of 100-year-old water lines for residences along Downing and Ogden streets. In addition, plans call for installation of a signal at Downing and Bayaud streets to address existing traffic challenges. In addition, several acres of the development have been left in a park-like open space condition to ensure the property retains its existing character.

In addition to the benefit of 1,000 new construction jobs for the project, general contractor Swinerton Builders is providing training, including employing college interns on the project for the summer, which will help prepare these future professionals for the rigors of the commercial construction industry.

The architect for Country Club Towers II is Solomon Cordwell Buenz of Chicago. Led by Swinerton, the balance of the team is locally based, and includes RK Mechanical, Weifield Group, S.A. Miro, Kimley Horn and StudioInsite. The project was approved by the Denver City Council more than 12 years ago and is consistent with zoning that has been in place for more than 50 years. Broe Real Estate Group is working with the Landmark Preservation Commission and other partners and stakeholders to ensure the best possible project for the city, the neighborhood and residents.

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