Author: Distinctive Properties

Denver Aerotropolis: Porteos, The Industrial Development

Denver’s Aerotropolis

Northeast Denver. Northwest Aurora. Northeast Aurora. Denver’s Aerotropolis is blossoming with new home construction, new parks, new dining and shopping destinations.  In other words, this pocket of the metro area is creating new areas and opportunities for connection. Not only have the Denver International Airport, the Gaylord of the Rockies, new developments such as Painted Prairie, High Point and the Aurora Highlands given this booming area recognition, but now the long standing Porteos industrial park is making a name for itself as well.  

What is the Porteos Industrial Project?

It’s been over 4 years since A&C Properties have finished their first phase of the Porteos industrial project.  In that time frame, 600 acres were sold for industrial development and the price per sq ft has doubled. The Colorado Real Estate Journal describes Porteos as, “A business park that initially received little notice within the Denver industrial real estate community has proven itself worthy of national attention.”  

Located east of E-470 and north of I 70, Porteos, the industrial pioneer of northeast Aurora is a 1,287 acre commercial mixed use site. 

  • 2 miles from Denver International Airport main terminal,  and the Westin hotel and the light rail station
  • Close to 3 interchanges at E-470 / 56th & 64th and Peña blvd
  • 3 miles from the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Conference Center

Walmart, Costco, Ryder and Karchar Move In

Once thought to be out of the way and too far from I-70 for commercial entities to pay attention, Porteos has recently attracted some big box companies.  Walmart, Costco, Ryder and Karchar have all acquired big plots of land to build distribution centers. With the amount of visitors that will be attracted to the area, there are now talks of adding retail and hospitality venues.

Along with these globally known names, JAG Logistics has already made a home at Porteos. According to their website, “Encompassing approximately 250 acres of commercial and industrial zoned land, JAG Logistics Center at DEN is developed, owned and managed by J.A. Green (JAG), a family owned and operated business since 1941, with extensive expertise in airport adjacent development.  JAG is committed to developing real estate solutions for companies not only connected to logistics or airfreight, but any company seeking high quality, column-free space proximate to a major transportation hub.”

Call TJC Commercial for Porteos Land Availability

Interested in looking at industrial commercial space?  Contact Erica Stegner, TJC Commercial Real Estate Broker.  TJC is a full service real estate firm with decades of expertise in residential and commercial real estate and property management services.  For more information on Denver’s Aerotropolis, visit

Exploring Denver’s Aerotropolis: High Point Neighborhood

High Point is located East of Tower Road and 64th Avenue, lies the next neighborhood of NE Denver/NW Aurora, better known as Aerotropolis Denver or The DIA (Denver International Airport) Metropolitan District.  High Point is a 1,500 acre planned community with 10 million sq ft of commercial space and an expected 2000 residential homes.

Connected by 200 acres of parks & open space and 13 miles of trails, smaller communities of homes built by Century and DR Horton are available starting at the low $300k’s.  High Point is well on it’s way and is a great addition to the already established Green Valley Ranch neighborhood. Minutes from DIA, Gaylord of the Rockies and Panasonic, High Point is also within an easy commute of Downtown Denver, the Anschutz Medical Campus and Buckley Air Force Base.  

Looking for a move?  Dreaming to get out of the hustle and bustle of the city, but still want to stay connected?  Let us give you a tour of Aerotropolis Denver! We will happily show you High Point, Painted Prairie and Aurora Highlands. 

Stay tuned for regular updates!  

Brought to you by Sondra Lockett-Cameron, Marketing Manager for TJC Real Estate and Management Services

TJC Real Estate & Management Services • 303.324.6988 •

Your Neighborhood Realtors® Since 2005 

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DESIGN TRENDS: Is it TIME to Paint the Exterior of your Home?

How to tackle painting the exterior of your home…

As the weather turns nicer, the home renovation spark starts to fire up. Painting the exterior of your home can make a big impact, and preserve the exterior of your home, protecting it from the elements of Mother Nature.

What colors?

This is the hardest part – picking the colors. It is important to remember these are colors to balance with your neighbors exteriors, your outside environment and to carry through the style of your home. First take a look at the color of your roof shingles and if you have any brick or stone to coordinate with your paint colors. You should also confirm any restrictions your neighborhood may have and if you have an HOA, you may need to consult with them as well. Now head to your local paint store and start with their exterior paint brochure recommendations. They will have schemes put together for you and you can draw inspiration from those to start. Gray and neutral colors are trending, but navy blue and white are also popular. If you want to accent with a bright color, the front door and shutters are a great way to add a pop of color to go along with a neutral scheme.

Most paint schemes will have 3 colors: body, trim and accent. Pick a couple colors to get samples of, and if the weather allows, put the paint right on the body of your house in a big area up to 3 feet x 3 feet, so you can really get a feel for the color. Paint the sample in a couple different spots on your house so you can look at the color in different lights and at different times of the day. If your unsure about painting directly on your exterior, you can always do some poster board samples, and tape the samples up on your home.

Should the exterior paint match the architectural style of my home?

Another factor in determining a paint color is the style of house you own. If you own a ”painted lady” (as shown below) or victorian house, you can play up the architectural details and have a little more fun with color. We are seeing a trend of exterior brick being painted as well. Many red brick homes are going light or even white, making a big transformation.


Farmhouse style calls for a very neutral color scheme with accents of fun on the front door or shutters. Art and Craft style homes can also have some interesting details as well. If you have a covered porch, the ceiling of the porch can also coordinate with the front door or trim.


Who should I use to paint my home?

A good experienced local paint company will give you a free estimate, explain their process, and various warranties they offer. A local favorite is, VIVAX, a Colorado company that offers several various warranties from 6, 9 to 14 years. They will come back and do free touch ups, big or small, every year if requested, included with your warranty.

How long will it take?

Length of time for a painting project depends on a few factors: weather, size of your house and if you are covering a darker color with a lighter color, etc. Expect 7 full days from start to finish, but again this could stretch longer depending on other factors.

Take your time with big decisions such as painting your home, as you need to enjoy coming home for a long time.

Brought to you by Meg Sebastian Evans, Owner of Meg Sebastian Interior Design.

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Increase your Cash Flow. Invest in a Rental Property

Landlord. Landlady. Lessor. Owner.  These are the common names to label the main point of contact for a rental property.  The rental market in Denver and surrounding areas is tight! Now is the perfect time to add one of these titles to your repertoire. 

What must you know to understand why investing in a rental property is such a great idea?  Well, here is a fresh and condensed look at the market trends that shouldn’t bore you too much:

  • For TJC Real Estate and Management Services, the current average time a home sits on the rental market is only 10 days, compared to 22 days this time last year.
  • The national rent average has increased 3.7% to $1362.  Denver has increased 10.6%. Stapleton, a premier NE Denver neighborhood where TJC Real Estate and Management has a majority of our inventory, currently has an average rent of $2175.
  • According to Zillow, there are currently more renters and less homeowners.  In 2006, the amount of homeowners peaked at 69%, but has since decreased to 64%.  Of all renters, 53% are renters because they are unable to afford to buy a home and 26% choose to rent as a lifestyle choice.

Still looking for the perfect sign?  Maybe you would rather have your investments work for you rather than the other way around?  Read on…. Like any investment, buying a rental property or converting your current home into a rental, may seem like a leap of faith.  In this market, given the low interest rates and record high rental rates, it is the perfect way to diversify your investments. 

Rental properties are versatile; you can have them for short-term or long-term investments.  Either way, one way to take the guess work and hassle out of being a landlord is to hire a reputable property management company.  Going this route allows you to instantly hand over the stress, hassle and many challenges of owning investment property:

  • Time on market and/or vacancy
  • Rent pool and advertising reach
  • Screen prospective tenants
  • Getting prime rent
  • Having a professional lease
  • Legal services and possible evictions
  • Handling tenant challenges and maintenance requests
  • On-going property upkeep
  • Collecting rents and security deposits
  • Returning security deposits upon assessing possible damages
  • Accounting/Taxes

So how do you start?  If you will be purchasing a home to rent, you will want to meet with your mortgage broker to see what you will qualify for.  Once you get a good idea of your budget, your best bet is to meet with a Realtor that is well-versed in acquiring investment properties.  Remember that not all Realtors are created equal. Having an agent that has a successful background and great knowledge in this corner of the industry is a must.

Next… Location, location, location!  A Realtor can assist you in knowing which neighborhoods will be the best return on your investment.  This is just as important when buying an investment property as it is when purchasing a home to occupy for you and your family. 

When you finally find a place to purchase, you will want to assess what it will take to get the property ready.  No one wants to be a slumlord (this is the name you don’t want to add to your repertoire) and the better shape the home is in, the higher rent you will be able to get.  Taking care of the property ahead of time will help to eliminate and/or lessen hassles you will have with the new tenants.  

A property management company will be able to assist you with the balance of being rent ready without eating too much into the bottom line. 

If you live or are looking to invest in the Denver area, contact TJC Real Estate and Management Services at 303-324-6988 for a complimentary consultation.  We are unique in the industry since we are a one stop shop for real estate investors. TJC can help with the acquisition, property management, and asset management. Our goal is to create a long-term relationship that helps your asset(s) grow, as well as, provide stable, long-term ROI. We are happy to assist you on your journey to become a real estate entrepreneur!

***Like most investments, there are no guaranties in investing in real estate. There are a variety of factors involved in the success of your investment and TJC Real Estate & Property Management does not guaranty that you will have a positive cash flow, a positive return on investment, or that your asset will appreciate. Any real estate investment is made solely at the investors risk without any guaranteed results.***

Brought to you by Sondra Lockett-Cameron, Marketing Coordinator for TJC Real Estate and Management Services.

TJC Real Estate & Management Services • 303.324.6988 •

Your Neighborhood Realtors® Since 2005

© 2019