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Mikron is further expanding its U.S. HQ in metro Denver

DENVER BUSINESS JOURNAL – Mikron Automation will again expand its U.S. headquarters, located in Arapahoe County, with an additional 19,000 square feet of industrial space at its existing facility, which is part of the Dove Valley Business Park.

Mikron Automation is a division of Switzerland-based Mikron Group, which manufactures customized automation products for pharmaceuticals, medical, automotive, consumer, electrical and construction uses. The company moved its U.S. headquarters from Aurora after the development of its n ew facility in Arapahoe County, which began in 2015.

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Mikron is further expanding its U.S. HQ in metro Denver

Mikron Automation will again expand its U.S. headquarters, located in Arapahoe County, with an additional 19,000 square feet of industrial space at its existing facility, which is part of the Dove Valley Business Park.

Mikron Automation is a division of Switzerland-based Mikron Group, which manufactures customized automation products for pharmaceuticals, medical, automotive, consumer, electrical and construction uses. The company moved its U.S. headquarters from Aurora after the development of its new facility in Arapahoe County, which began in 2015.

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Mikron Automation Expands U.S. Headquarters in Metro Denver

From MileHighCRE.com

Denver, CO – Mikron Automation and Confluent Development recently announced the expansion of Mikron Automation’s U.S. headquarters in Arapahoe County’s Dove Valley Business Park. The industrial facility will expand to include 19,000 square feet of needed space to help support the company’s rapid growth, increasing the facility’s total size to 82,000 square feet.

Mikron Automation, a division of the Swiss-based Mikron Group, is manufacturer of customized automation solutions for assembly and testing of pharma, medical, automotive, consumer, electrical and construction products. Its U.S. headquarters in Dove Valley Business Park, which is home to more than 100 skilled employees, serves as an assembly and testing facility and is one of the two U.S. locations for the Mikron Group.

As the developer on the expansion project, Confluent Development previously delivered Mikron Automation’s new U.S. headquarters in 2015 as the company relocated from its former Aurora facility. The Denver relocation increased Mikron’s production capability by 30 percent with a facility fostering efficient workflow and flexible configurations, contributing to the company’s rapid operational growth. The relocation included plans for this future growth, with Confluent Development initiating the expansion project in September 2016 and a planned completion in April 2017.

“With our relocation in 2015 supporting improved operational processes, we’ve been thrilled to see that our current demand has far exceeded projections, triggering the need for immediate growth,” said Mike Gunner, General Manager for Mikron Corporation Denver. “We’re very pleased to soon have an expanded headquarters, to further enhance our speed-to-market goals and the customer experience.”

In addition to the development project, Mikron’s focus on talent recruitment and retention has also supported its rapid growth, receiving recognition for its success. Last year, the Denver location launched an apprenticeship program in coordination with the governor’s office, Department of Labor, local colleges and school districts. With Mikron Corporation Denver as a corporate leader of Colorado’s Workforce Development efforts, Governor Hickenlooper signed House Bill 16-1288, Industry Infrastructure Grant Program, in the company’s new Denver facility in May 2016.

“Mikron is truly a forward-thinking company with keen insight into how to continue strengthening relationships with current and future customers across North and Central America,” said Celeste Tanner, chief development officer of Confluent Development. “It’s rewarding to see the ways in which the physical facility can contribute to a company’s dramatic success, and we’re honored to help play a role in the growth.”

Dove Valley Business Park Associates helped to complete the original land sale, Open Studio Architecture is serving as the architect and Alcorn Construction is the project’s general contractor. Jim McGrath and Tom Pappas of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank represented Mikron in the transaction.

Rendering by Open Studio Architecture, courtesy of Confluent Development

 

Original article posted on MileHighCRE.com

Confluent Development expands operations to Chicago

Confluent Development announced the addition of Randy Coakley as the firm’s new Chicago-based vice president of real estate.

The hiring of Coakley represents the firm’s expanded presence into the Chicago and Midwest markets.

As vice president of real estate, Coakley will office out of Chicago and is responsible for Confluent Development’s retail-focused development strategy, leading the company’s team and growth in this sector.

With more than 20 years of development and construction experience, Coakley’s industry success with single-tenant net lease properties led to the delivery of more than 60 Walgreens properties and five Chase Bank properties, all within the Midwest and southeastern United States.

Prior to joining Confluent Development, Coakley served as president of Eyes North Corporation in Chicago, with a $100 million portfolio of single-tenant retail developments throughout the Midwest. He earned master’s degrees in civil engineering and architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is an Illinois-licensed real estate broker.

Coakley’s industry expertise is a valuable asset to Confluent Development’s retail development portfolio of $25 million annually. As an industry leader, Coakley’s experience allows the firm to expand its programmatic relationships that are currently focused primarily in the Rocky Mountain region – with clientele that includes Starbucks, 7-Eleven, Verizon, Chipotle, Walmart, Dollar General and Taco Bueno – in addition to the development of new key relationships.

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Confluent Development Expands Retail Division

Denver, CO – Confluent Development announced the addition of Randy Coakley, the firm’s Chicago-based vice president of real estate, and Mitchell Menashe as a real estate manager in the firm’s Denver office. The hires represent the firm’s expanded presence into the Chicago and Midwest markets as well as the focused growth of the firm’s retail development team in Denver.

As vice president of real estate, Coakley will office out of Chicago and is responsible for Confluent Development’s retail-focused development strategy, leading the company’s team and growth in this sector. With more than 20 years of development and construction experience, Coakley’s industry success with single-tenant net lease properties led to the delivery of more than 60 Walgreens properties and five Chase Bank properties within the Midwest and southeastern United States.

As real estate manager, Menashe’s responsibilities will include site acquisition, conceptual planning, project underwriting and client relationship management for the firm’s retail development team. Menashe previously served on the acquisitions and development team at Verdad Real Estate, delivering build-to-suit projects for clients including Starbucks, Popeyes and Hardee’s/Carl’s Jr., among others. He recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management from the University of Denver.

“The growth of our retail team is a strategic focus for the firm, with Randy enhancing the industry expertise we are able to offer our clients,” said Marshall Burton, president and CEO of Confluent Development. “The strong relationships that Randy has built with his clients are synonymous with how our firm develops partnerships, and we are thrilled to have a leader dedicated to the core philosophies of our team while guiding our retail efforts.”

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Celeste Tanner encourages enthusiasm within her team

Tanner is a Denver Business Journal 2016 Outstanding Women in Business finalist in real estate
Published on Aug. 26, 2016

Confluent Development LLC’s Celeste Tanner wears many hats as chief development officer, but that’s nothing new for her.

At the regional real estate development firm, Tanner seeks new projects, leads the executive team, and oversees marketing and day-to-day operations. Tanner and partner Marshall Burton, who previously worked together at The Opus Group, founded Confluent in 2014 as a niche commercial and residential developer focused on micromarkets including Denver’s Platte Street and LoHi neighborhoods.

“A lot of my job at Confluent is cultivating a culture of enthusiasm. … We talk about smart goals, and all those things are important,” Tanner said. “But what it boils down to is are you enthusiastic about what you’re doing, and if you are, you’ll find a way to do it.”

Tanner grew up in rural Louisiana in a family of athletes. She was drawn to reading, writing and music, playing multiple instruments — including piano, saxophone and percussion — in bands and competitions. Tanner was the first in the family to graduate college, getting a bachelor’s in English literature at theUniversity of Colorado Denver.

“My parents were the typical 1950s story; my dad played football and my mom was a cheerleader,” Tanner said. “I inherited their competitive spirit.”

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SURVEY From the Denver Business Journal.

Will a woman’s nomination for president make a difference at the C-level?

Celeste Tanner, Confluent Development

The first hurdle for every gender, race or socioeconomic barrier to overcome is simply obtaining the right to have the opportunity to succeed. It is exciting to see the old “Anyone can become president” have a real opportunity for realization in our most recent elections.

The opportunity for this to translate into the C-suite and boardroom, I think, is tied to the actual performance of those pioneers. As women continue to demonstrate innovation and success in leadership roles, the opportunities will continue to open up for qualified women throughout the business world.

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Construction to begin on new assisted living center near Brownwood

Construction is set to begin at HarborChase of Wildwood, a 90,800-square-foot assisted living and memory care community, to be located on Powell Road not far from Brownwood.

Scheduled to open in October 2017, the luxury retirement community will feature 66 assisted living apartments and 26 memory care apartments, ranging from 372 to 674 square feet.

HarborChase of Wildwood, 7046 Powell Road, will feature full-service dining, a beauty salon, 24-hour staff, library, wellness center, cocktail lounges, rooftop terrace, scheduled transportation daily, housekeeping service, concierge services and multiple recreational rooms and programs.

HarborChase of Wildwood will be managed by Harbor Retirement Associates (HRA), a regional senior living development and management company based in Vero Beach, Fla. HRA is partnering on the project with Denver-based Confluent Development, a leading full-service real estate investment and development firm that owns and develops ground-up commercial real estate throughout the United States.

“We’re excited to bring our distinctive brand of senior living to Wildwood,” said Tim Smick, CEO of Harbor Retirement Associates. “This community will be an excellent addition to our ever-growing roster of diverse, luxurious and innovative retirement communities. HarborChase of Wildwood will provide meaningful jobs for many local residents, and we look forward to serving the families and older adults of the Wildwood area for decades to come.”

HarborChase also has a location on U.S. Hwy. 27/441 across from The Villages Regional Hospital.

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Assisted Living Community to Break Ground Soon in Florida

Assisted Living Community to Break Ground Soon in Fla.

Scheduled to open in October 2017, HarborChase of Wildwood, in Wildwood, Fla., will begin construction soon.

The luxury retirement community will include 66 assisted living apartments and 26 memory care apartments. All will range in size from 372 to 674 square feet.

HarborChase of Wildwood will feature full-service dining, a beauty salon, 24-hour staff, library, wellness center, cocktail lounges, rooftop terrace, scheduled transportation daily, housekeeping service, concierge services and multiple recreational rooms and programs.

Harbor Retirement Associates (HRA) will manage the community and is partnering with Confluent Development, based in Denver.

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10-story Greenwood Village office project to rise on east side of I-25

By Joe Rubino
YourHub Reporter

GREENWOOD VILLAGE — Construction is underway on a 10-story office building expected to be a keystone of Greenwood Village’s  Village Center DTC development on the east side of Interstate 25.

Dozens of people, including city leaders and the project’s developers, gathered at the construction site, just north of the RTD park-n-Ride at South Yosemite Street and East Caley Avenue, on Wednesday, Feb. 17, for a groundbreaking ceremony. The project has been underway for several weeks.

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