December 1, 1997

Century 21 Humpal relocates into new Fort Collins building

The real-estate group now is in its own building in the small office park developed by Gordon Murdoff of Murdoff Construction Inc.
"Our five-year goal was to do this," said Mary Ellen Humpal, who runs the firm with her husband, Pat.
The two bought the Century 21 franchise in 1992 and had five or six associates at the time.
"We˜re a smaller office with a high per-person productivity," Pat Humpal said. "There˜s a high synergism in this office."
The new offices will be able to accommodate the Humpal˜s maximum goal of 25 to 30 associates. If it grows much beyond that, Pat Humpal said, it may be more difficult to maintain the same standards that have made the office so successful.
This year, as Pat celebrates 25 years in the real-estate industry, the Century 21 franchise also was named a Centurion office by the national headquarters. That means a minimum of $1 million in gross closed commissions was recorded. When the franchise opened five years ago, that figure was around $250,000.
"We˜ve always known what we wanted," Mary Ellen Humpal, a 17-year veteran of the industry, said.
The two believe that Fort Collins remains an excellent place to sell real estate. They will continue to focus on selling existing single-family residential homes and some new products.
"We have a great staff and great people," Pat Humpal said.
The new address is 2550 Stover St., Building G, 80525. The phone number remains (970) 224-1800.Project links Loveland, Berthoud
BERTHOUD — Plans for the 80-acre Taft Centre are working their way through staff-level talks with Berthoud planners. The project is located between Loveland and Berthoud on County Road 17, which becomes Taft Avenue in Loveland. The northern edge of the site is bounded by County Road 14.
County Road 17 bisects the property, where the western portion is reserved for 58 single-family homes, 20 townhomes, an assisted-living center, day care and some office buildings. To the east of County Road 17 is planned a 66,000-square-foot retail center to be anchored by a grocery store. Additionally, four pad sites totaling 20,000 square feet are planned near the retail center.
Todd Lund of Wheeler Commercial Property Services LLC, who is marketing the property and is part of its ownership, said demographics show that the area will be in the center of growth expected along County Road 17.
"It˜s the logical place for the next grocery," he said.
Along with Lund, Robert Dane and Mark Sprenger own the property. The developer is Bench Mark Development Group.
Lund said he and his partners hope to have the property annexed to Berthoud, something the town is considering as it reviews preliminary plans. Pennock lands Harmony Village listing
FORT COLLINS — Much of the retail space at the still-under-construction Harmony Village shopping center, the northwest corner of Harmony Road and McMurray Avenue, could soon be spoken for, said Bob Pennock of Re/Max Commercial.
Pennock recently was selected as the exclusive listing agent for the center, which counts a 48,000-square-foot Safeway store as anchor.
For Pennock, the move brings him full-circle. He originally sold the site to Safeway Inc. three years ago, and Safeway in turn sold the surplus property to Barcla Group of Denver. Barcla Group now is the exclusive owner/developer of the land. Harmony Village represents its first entry into the Northern Colorado commercial market.
Next in line is a 20,000-square-foot Longs Drug Store, the second Fort Collins location for the Walnut Creek, Calif.-based company.
About 40,000 square feet of approved space remains, but Pennock said several contracts are pending.
"It˜s a dynamic center," he said. "Longs Drug is a great complement."
Pennock added that Harmony Village "certainly welcomes all Ômom and pop˜ businesses" and wants local shop owners to be a part of the retail center. Still, asking price for the new retail square footage is $22 net.
"The city of Fort Collins has made doing development very expensive," Pennock said.
In addition to the other retail space, four pad sites ranging from 4,000 square feet to 7,000 square feet will be available.
The Safeway store should open late this month or in very early January.Sales, leases & financing
Dr. Roger Northern has purchased an office pad in the Centre for Advanced Technology in Fort Collins for $225,000. He has retained the architectural firm of CCMK to design a 2,000-square-foot dental clinic.
Carrier West, a Denver-based HVAC distributor, has leased 12,000 square feet at 4950 S. College Ave. in Fort Collins, the former Fred Schmid building. The deal was handled by Rhys Christensen, Dan Eckles and Tricia Diehl of Realtec Commercial Real Estate Services Inc.
ColorPlot leased 2,500 square feet at 4507 S. Lincoln, Suite 450, in Loveland. Todd Lund of Wheeler Commercial handled the deal.
Colorado Home Care leased 1,650 square feet at 2550 Stover in Fort Collins. Russ McCahan of Blackfox Real Estate Group and Linda Jackson of Wheeler Commercial handled the deal.
Cottman Transmission leased 2,880 square feet at 5906 S. College Ave. in Fort Collins. Ross Milliken of Miscio and Stroud Inc. handled the deal.
Danny Hirsch has purchased 60 acres of vacant land along County Road 11 between roads 30 and 32 from the Dilsaver Trust for $330,000. Ronn Frank of The Group was the broker.
Decatur Electronics leased 1,800 square feet at 1800 E. Lincoln, C-3, in Fort Collins. Chuck Bowling of The Group handled the transaction.
Dr. Matt Kriewall leased 1,000 square feet at 825 S. Shields St., No. 2, in Fort Collins. David Shands of The Oxford Group and Chuck Bowling of The Group handled the deal.
Eaton & Yeleck leased 630 square feet at 350 E. Seventh St., No. 1, in Loveland. Joe Palieri of Realtec Loveland and Don Pomranka handled the deal.
Equitable leased 1,896 square feet at 2552 Stover, No. 200. Todd Lund of Wheeler Commercial and Chuck Bowling of The Group handled the lease.
Futrell Inc. leased 1,800 square feet at 1800 E. Lincoln, C-2, in Fort Collins. Craig Hau and Chuck Bowling, both of The Group, negotiated the deal.
Gary and Katie Swanson have purchased 22 acres at the northeast corner of Weld County Road 74 and Colorado Highway 257 from Soukup Investments for $225,000. Ronn Frank of The Group handled the deal.
Grinnil Fire Protection Services leased 1,825 square feet at 1400 Duff Dr., No. 300, in Fort Collins. Chuck Bowling of The Group negotiated the lease.
Interchange Business Park has purchased almost 37 acres at the southeast corner of Interstate 25 and Colorado Highway 14 from B & B Enterprises for $285,810. Ron Kresl of Miscio and Stroud and Jim Mokler of Realtec handled the transaction.
John and Sherry Ziegler, out-of-town investors, purchased an office building at 2120 S. College Ave. in Fort Collins for $515,000 as part of a 1031 tax-deferred exchange. The building is occupied by ZTI Inc., Metro Brokers, Ken Copple and Associates PC. and others. David Shands of The Oxford Group handled the deal.
K & M Co. has purchased the third floor of the Savings Building at 300 W. Oak St. in Fort Collins from Key Bank for $300,000. Andy Miscio of Miscio and Stroud and Tom Peterson of Blackfox brokered the deal.
Larimer County bought 177 acres of vacant land west of Loveland for open space from Ranch Enterprises Partnership for $325,000. David Shands of The Oxford Group handled the deal.
Lighthouse Christian Church has purchased a church at 2100 22nd St. in Greeley from Tama and Eric Anderson for $149,000. Michael Ehler and Jack Mackey of The Group Greeley brokered the deal.
The Mark & Lee Kauffman Partnership has purchased the office building at 918 38th Ave. in Greeley from Kevin and Nancy Spurgeon for $170,000. Michael Ehler and Jack Mackey of The Group Greeley handled the deal.
Market Street Mortgage leased 1,526 square feet at 606 Mountain View Ave. in Longmont. Russ McCahan of Blackfox handled the deal.
McLeod USA leased 2,155 square feet at 2232 Dell Range Road, No. 105, in Cheyenne. Stephen Greenlee of Blackfox and Vince Osborne handled the deal.
Merix Corp. leased 2,340 square feet at 100 S. Lincoln, Suite K, in Loveland. Joe Palieri of Realtec Loveland handled the deal.
Outlet Golf Store has leased 535 square feet at 636 S. College Ave. in Fort Collins. Chris Wells of Veldman Morgan and Todd Lund of Wheeler Commercial negotiated the lease.
Paragon Consulting leased 1,539 square feet at 2401 Research Blvd., Suite 206, in Fort Collins. Tom Livingston of Everitt Companies Real Estate Services handled the deal.
Patterson & Associates has purchased a retail lot in the Highline Auto PUD on Mason Street in Fort Collins from Dr. Charles Collopy for $195,000. Jim Mokler and Steve Stansfield of Realtec negotiated the deal.
PNC Mortgage leased 1,518 square feet at 3000 S. College Ave., Suite 104, in Fort Collins. Dino DiTullio of Everitt Cos. and Katie Wovall of the Staubach Co. negotiated the lease.
Rocky and Terri Mease purchased 40 acres of land at No. 5 County Road 7 from Shirley Frank for $65,500. Ronn Frank of The Group handled the deal.
Roger Northern has purchased land in the Centre for Advanced Technology from Everitt Enterprises for $225,000. Brokers were Tom Livingston of Everitt and Tom Peterson of Blackfox.
Ron Proctor has leased 1,104 square feet in the Antlers Hotel, 224 Linden St. in Fort Collins. The deal was handled by Dan Eckles and Tricia Diehl of Realtec and Steve Kawulok of The Group.
Spaulding/Flesch has purchased a kennel at 4837 Terry Lake Road in Fort Collins from Connie Conger for $164,900. Linda Jackson and Wheeler Realty handled the deal.
Sweet Repeats, a ladies formalwear rental store, has leased 756 square feet at 818 S. College Ave. in Fort Collins. Julia Crawmer of Miscio and Stroud negotiated the lease.

The real-estate group now is in its own building in the small office park developed by Gordon Murdoff of Murdoff Construction Inc.
"Our five-year goal was to do this," said Mary Ellen Humpal, who runs the firm with her husband, Pat.
The two bought the Century 21 franchise in 1992 and had five or six associates at the time.
"We˜re a smaller office with a high per-person productivity," Pat Humpal said. "There˜s a high synergism in this office."
The new offices will be able to accommodate the Humpal˜s maximum goal of 25 to 30 associates. If it grows much…

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