Rich Laden

Business Reporter

  • Colorado Springs economic forecast breakfast scheduled for Jan. 29

    Updated: Mon, Jan 19, 2015

    What's the outlook for housing in the Colorado Springs area? Commercial real estate? Key sectors of the local economy? Answers will be provided at the Southern Colorado chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management's 24th annual economic forecast breakfast, which takes place...

  • A glittering achievement: AAA again names Colorado Springs' Broadmoor hotel as five-diamond property

    Updated: Sat, Jan 17, 2015

    The Broadmoor hotel wears diamonds as well as any grand dame. AAA on Friday named The Broadmoor as a five-diamond winner for the 39th consecutive year, making the Colorado Springs luxury resort the only hotel to receive the travel organization's highest rating each year since the...

  • Colorado Springs real estate developer ordered to stand trial on fraud allegation

    Updated: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    Colorado Springs real estate developer Jannie Richardson and business associate Nelson "Buz" Rieger were friends and partners for 20 years - with Rieger having invested millions in Richardson's projects, her attorney said Thursday. So there was nothing out of the ordinary when Rieger...

  • Nordstrom Rack coming to Colorado Springs in 2016

    Updated: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    Starting next year, Nordstrom Rack shoppers can stay in Colorado Springs instead of driving to Denver. Nordstrom Rack, the outlet store for Seattle-based upscale retailer Nordstrom, will open in spring 2016 in the Chapel Hills East shopping center, southeast of Academy and Briargate...

  • High-end dealership to open new Colorado Springs location to sell used cars

    Updated: Thu, Jan 15, 2015

    Pikes Peak Acura will build a used-vehicle dealership and service center in the Powers Autopark on Colorado Springs' northeast side, bringing more car-buying options to residents and businesses in the fast-growing area. Preferred 
will occupy a nearly 22,500-

  • Big-ticket commercial foreclosures decline in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Wed, Jan 14, 2015

    The number of costly commercial foreclosures declined last year in the Colorado Springs area, a sign the commercial market has improved or that borrowers are working out deals more frequently with lenders - or both, some real estate experts say. A dozen commercial foreclosure filings...

  • Anschutz book examines early western leaders

    Updated: Tue, Jan 13, 2015

    Philip Anschutz, honored Monday as the National Western Stock Show's 2015 Citizen of the West, is now an author. "Out Where the West Begins - Profiles, Visions & Strategies of Early Western Business Leaders," is Anschutz's 392-page look at the lives of 50 "innovators,...

  • Anschutz honored as 2015 Citizen of the West at National Western Stock Show

    Updated: Tue, Jan 13, 2015

    DENVER - The largest crowd in the 37-year history of the National Western Stock Show's Citizen of the West dinner - just over 1,000 people - gathered Monday at the Stock Show's events center to honor 2015 recipient Philip Anschutz, the Denver businessman who was recognized for his...

  • Gazette, Broadmoor owner Philip Anschutz recognized as 2015 Citizen of the West

    Updated: Mon, Jan 12, 2015

    Denver businessman Philip Anschutz prefers to let his actions do his talking. The low-key, publicity-shy Anschutz - whose Colorado Springs holdings include The Broadmoor hotel, the Pikes Peak Cog Railway, Seven Falls and The Gazette - has built a reputation over many years for...

  • Denver developer moving ahead on Banning Lewis Ranch in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Sun, Jan 11, 2015

    When Nor'wood Development Group bought 18,000 acres of the sprawling Banning Lewis Ranch in November, the acquisition overshadowed a 2,600-acre portion of the ranch bought nearly three years ago by Denver-based Oakwood Homes. While Nor'wood said it will take up to two years to decide...