Stories written by Dale Beede

Dale Beede, a Certified Commercial Investment Member, is broker and partner of Coldwell Banker Commercial Prime Properties in Grand Junction. Reach him at 243-7375. For more information about Coldwell Banker Commercial Prime Properties in Grand Junction, log on to

Considering real estate as an investment?

“I’m interested in investing in real estate. How do I get started?” I’ve heard this question many times over the course of my real estate career. The answers depend on what you have to get started with in terms of available cash, investing experience and familiarity with various types of property as well the amount […]

Tax reform and commercial real estate

Despite all the political hoopla surrounding passage of federal tax reforms, little appears to have changed in terms of the effects on commercial real estate. So-called 1031 like-kind exchanges remain in place for real estate, although exchanges for personal property are gone.  Depreciation, or cost recovery, periods remain the same.  Commercial properties are still based […]

Marketing efforts vary with commercial properties

Perhaps one of the greatest mysteries in real estate is how a broker effectively markets various types of commercial properties. Is there a perfect, one-stop, marketing program? Nope. Are there methods of marketing these properties that ensure information is getting buyers or investors? Maybe. So, why is it a broker’s specific marketing methods remain unknown […]

Grand Junction a great place in which to invest

The word is out. The Grand Junction economy has rebounded, and real estate investments are flying off the shelf.  It appears nearly every real estate investment type — including commercial service properties, hotels, industrial buildings, multi-family buildings and office buildings — is either fully leased or selling. It’s a great time to be a buyer […]

Fall a good season for preparation and planning

Every autumn, building owners schedule the winterization of evaporative coolers as well as irrigation systems for landscaping.  It’s also time to get furnaces ready for the coming winter and check that no major air leaks occur in overhead doors, windows, and entry doors. While they’re planning, building owners also might want to think about what […]

What’s on your wish list for the valley?

Common themes arise when discussing the Grand Valley. These comments then become a part of a collective “wish list” of how we’d like to see the area grow and prosper. The questions then remain. How will it happen? When? Relying on community involvement in former area growth plan studies, we find some trends that help […]

Land available for development in Grand Valley

No matter which way you drive in the Grand Valley, land is available for new development. Moreover, land owners are preparing for growth. In the Greenway Business Park just south of the railroad at 16 Road in Fruita, more than 20 parcels zoned for industrial use are available for sale to those bringing new enterprises […]

Traditional retail not dying, just changing

Retail trends are changing quickly in the United States and abroad. Many older shoppers have discovered what millennials already figured out: It’s easier to shop online in the privacy of your home than drive to a retail store, travel the aisles in search of your targeted product and then wait in line to buy that […]

Is real estate investing right for you?

Are you young, middle-aged or old? Are you attending college or retired? Are you new to investing or an experienced investor? If you fit into any of these categories, then real estate could offer a good investment opportunity for you. While this might seem facetious, there are different times and circumstances in which to invest […]

To sell or not to sell? Consider opportunity cost

The Grand Junction real estate market peaked between 2006 and 2007, depending on whether you’re talking about commercial or residential real estate. That means many owners of land and improved commercial real estate have held on to their investments through some pretty tough economic times. While market conditions seem to be improving, the economy still […]


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