Real Estate

Jun 11, 2020

Deadlines approaching for Idaho Business Review’s Top Projects, Excellence in Finance awards

[caption id="attachment_239431" align="alignleft" width="300"] The 2019 Excellence in Finance honorees gather at the awards power luncheon on Oct. 10, 2019. Photo by Katy Kithcart Creative.[/caption] The deadlines are fast approaching to submit nominations for two Idaho Business Review awards programs: Top Projects and Excellence in Finance. Nominations for Top Projects, a recognition of the[...]

Jun 9, 2020

Roundup 6.9.20

Hothead Headliners leased 10,500 square feet of industrial space located at 8068 W. Woodlark Road in Boise. Chris Pearson of TOK Commercial facilitated the transaction. Envision 360 Inc. purchased a mixed-use development site located at 5165 E. Warm Springs Ave. in Southeast Boise. John Stevens TOK Commercial represented the buyer.  Mike Erkman of NAI represented the seller. Venue Event Ser[...]

Jun 8, 2020

A word with Paula Benson of Preservation Idaho on the Orchids & Onions Awards

[caption id="attachment_189354" align="alignright" width="208"] Paula Benson[/caption] Each year, Preservation Idaho recognizes the value of historic preservation at its Orchids & Onions Awards event. The show will go on for 2020, albeit with safety precautions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The 43rd Annual Orchids & Onions Awards ceremony is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Saturda[...]

photo of house for sale
Jun 8, 2020

Mortgage statistics offer good news, bad news

[caption id="attachment_224025" align="alignleft" width="175"] Mortgage statistics are offering mixed messages right now, with some trending up and some trending down. Photo by Liz Harbauer[/caption] The bad news is that mortgage delinquencies are up. The good news is that mortgage applications are also up along with rebounding home sales. According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, the t[...]

photo of lake coeur d'alene
Jun 5, 2020

Idaho Panhandle tribes receive $1.5 million housing grants

[caption id="attachment_210624" align="alignleft" width="300"] A look at Lake Coeur d'Alene from Tubb's Hill. File photo[/caption] Several Northern Idaho Native American tribes have received government grants for housing. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced on June 5 the competitive award of two Indian Community Development Block Grants totaling $1.5 million to th[...]

photo of chase boise branch
Jun 5, 2020

JPMorgan Chase building Boise branch with private banking

[caption id="attachment_226418" align="alignleft" width="300"] JPMorgan Chase is building a new branch in Boise at Five Mile and Overland that will look similar to the bank's downtown Boise renovation. Photo by Sharon Fisher[/caption] After closing its Boise branches inside Fred Meyer grocery stores in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus, JPMorgan Chase Bank is now building a new branch — a[...]

Homes in the Hawthorne Street Cottages pocket neighborhood.
Jun 4, 2020

Ada County planning overhaul of its zoning ordinances

[caption id="attachment_243047" align="alignleft" width="300"] Ada County is updating its zoning ordinances, which enforce land use policies. Photo courtesy of Ada County Assessors Office[/caption] Ada County plans to gut and renovate its zoning ordinances. This little news gem was buried deep inside a May 29 news release from the county's planning and development department on a different b[...]

Jun 2, 2020

Roundup 6.2.20

The Idaho Supreme Court renewed its 4,570 square feet of industrial space in the South Cole Industrial Center at 2756 S. Cole Road in Boise. Chris Pearson and Peter Oliver of TOK Commercial facilitated the transaction. Berkley Insurance Company renewed 18,429 square feet of office space at 660 E. Watertower St. in Meridian. LineageCRE represented the landlord. DJ Thompson, Jen McEntee and Bree [...]

photo of hoff building
Jun 2, 2020

Boise bank changes name to Bright Bank before opening

[caption id="attachment_140964" align="alignleft" width="300"] Bright Bank is opening a branch in the former Mountain West Bank space in the Hoff Building. File photo[/caption] A similarly named bank in the same geographic region turned out to be just too big a hill to climb for Alpine State Bank. Instead, the new bank, the first in Idaho in some years, will be known as Bright Bank, said Mar[...]

rendering of bva iccu boise building
Jun 2, 2020

Ahlquist partners with ICCU on downtown Boise skyscraper

[caption id="attachment_251060" align="alignleft" width="300"] Ball Ventures Ahlquist and Idaho Central Credit Union are partnering on a downtown Boise skyscraper. Rendering courtesy of BVA[/caption] Ball Ventures Ahlquist and Idaho Central Credit Union liked working together on ICCU’s Eagle View Landing building so much that they decided to do it again, this time in Boise. The two compani[...]

The construction site at 323 W. Broad St. in Downtown Boise.
Jun 2, 2020

Pandemic halts, delays projects nationwide, AGC survey finds

[caption id="attachment_244439" align="alignleft" width="300"] Construction slowed down nationally after the COVID-19 outbreak. Photo by Catie Clark[/caption] The coronavirus pandemic has caused more than one out of four contractors to halt or delay work on current projects, according to a survey by the Associated General Contractors of America. The survey results show how quickly market con[...]

May 26, 2020

What stores made the retail apocalypse scorecard for May?

[caption id="attachment_139487" align="alignleft" width="300"] Macy's entrance inside the Boise Towne Square Mall. File photo[/caption] May marked the announcement of first-quarter earnings for many of the nation's retailers, which has uncovered a lot of the damage done by shutting down non-essential commerce. Post-pandemic bankruptcy filings to date include a number of well-known brands: He[...]