RMG Article in Mile High CRE

millennial housing trends

One of our architects, Keith E. Moore, recently wrote an article that was published by Mile High CRE on millennial housing trends:

“As the nation’s largest living generation, millennials stand to make quite an impact on the future of the multifamily commercial real estate market. Already at 76 million, their numbers are expected to peak in 2036 at 82.1 million, surpassing the baby boomers’ by nearly 3 million, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s latest reports released in April 2016. Another report by the Case Foundation survey of more than 75,000 millennials, finds that the millennial generation will be the most prolific generation to inhabit our country.

By 2022, not only will millennials be the driving force behind the new economy, they will also be controlling most of the economic growth factors in Colorado that will impact the multifamily markets.”

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Rocky Mountain Group, architects & engineers aren’t just for skyscrapers.

 February 7, 2017

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INTRODUCTION – I’ve tapped into a sentiment in the public that believes architects and engineers mostly work on elaborate projects such as skyscrapers, water diversion projects (like moving West Slope mountain water from the headwaters of the Colorado River and diverting it to Colorado’s Front Range and plains – google The Colorado-Big Thompson Project).  Or Austin Powers like top secret aerospace campuses … But finally, we ran into a locally owned firm called Rocky Mountain Group that offers design-build solutions for citizens that are involved in a variety of construction projects including working with the first time homeowner. We like this because they are willing to sit down with everyday people. The purpose of this article is to learn more about one of Colorado’s most agile, pragmatic and innovative construction firms called Rocky Mountain Group who has offices in Colorado Springs, Englewood, Evans and Monument Colorado…this is precisely what we mean by the title COLO RAD OWNED™


BOC – Engineers and architects are among the first to get a sense of what types of projects are arriving in Colorado. What is your gut feeling as to the pipeline of jobs (quantitative ) representing people wanting to invest & develop in Colorado (relative to 2009 height of recession )

RMG – The recent increase in migration to Colorado has really been the catalyst to the boom in residential market along the Front Range. Rocky Mountain Group believes this trend will level off slightly, with an increase in commercial and infrastructure projects to support the increasing population. Additionally, the changing demographics, Millennials and 55+ Kids, is something RMG believes is a great opportunity for communities that share common grounds.

BOC – What makes your engineering firm unique?

RMG is really focused on each project, whether a single family first-time buyer or a large project with many technical challenges. We work with many residential homeowners and understand the importance to each family. We like to offer a unique line of services that covers all the needs of a home builder, from geotechnical, structural, to architectural design. Additionally, RMG is always looking for innovative solutions, such as the Tella Firma foundation system designed for soils with high clay content (expansive soils). A foundation that is elevated above the ground. RMG is always trying to bring innovative realistic solutions to the industry and homeowners. Provide a one-stop-shop for the critical points of building in Colorado’s unique landscape.

BOC – What is the 2017 greatest challenge for your firm?

RMG – Adjusting to our growth and the increased market demand! We are growing, and that is a great thing, but it does come with its unique challenges that require special attention to the market. One of the largest challenges is finding the type of qualified professionals RMG would like to have on board. We are happy to be a 30-year-old Colorado firm during these great times and are continuously looking forward to servicing the Front Range.

BOC – What is your plan to address the challenge?

RMG has recently acquired a local Denver boutique geotechnical firm with the objective of adding some great professionals onto the RMG team and help penetrate specific markets. RMG is looking to service complex projects which require added value engineering, know-how, and 30 years’ experience in Colorado.

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10 Things That Make Red Rocks the Most Amazing Venue on the Planet

10 Things That Make Red Rocks the Most Amazing Venue on the Planet

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If you live in or near Denver, or just love music, you’ve probably seen a show at Red Rocks Amphitheater. Listening to your favorite music with great friends, against the backdrop of the Colorado sky, is a memory many of us share.

Although having concerts played here since 1906, Red Rocks as we know it today wasn’t officially finished until 1941. The city of Denver purchased it from John Brisben Walker in 1927 and after construction began in 1936, it still took 5 years for it to be completed.

Here at RMG Engineers and Architects, we really appreciate the amazing geotechnical and structural engineering that went into making Red Rocks Amphitheater what it is today. It’s construction truly was a wonderful venture that not only created jobs for unemployed men during the great depression but created a place for Coloradans and all Americans to be proud of for decades to come.

There is more to Red Rocks than just these 10 things. There’s more to it than being an amazing engineering feat. Red Rocks is a place that Coloradans hold dear to their hearts. It is a place that makes them feel proud of where they live. John Hickenlooper, current Governor of Colorado, calls Red Rocks “a true icon for Colorado”.

In 2015 Red Rocks was named a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service. This was an accomplishment made possible by a 14-year effort by the nonprofit Friends of Red Rocks, a label held by 25 locations in Colorado.

Red Rocks Amphitheater is more than just a place, it is an experience. You can’t just take someone’s word on what it feels like to be surrounded by the red sandstone and the perfect acoustics that result from them, you have to be there. You have to feel it for yourself. It’s a feeling that almost all Coloradans know. And it’s one that they are proud of and love to share.

What’s YOUR favorite thing about Red Rocks? Let us know in the comments below!