As Seen In Mile High CRE – December 20, 2016

Shown above, Lookout Business Center in Boulder, CO.

Etkin Johnson Real Estate Partners leased Lookout Business Center, located at 6150 Lookout Road in Boulder, Colorado, to a single tenant, FIRST RF Corporation. The move allows FIRST RF Corporation to consolidate its more than 100 employees from two separate facilities into one modern and centralized location.

Etkin Johnson acquired Lookout Business Center in April, made necessary improvements and then leased the space to FIRST RF, all within the same year. The 50,472-square-foot office/flex building was renovated to feature an open, flexible floor plan, new interior and exterior paint, glass overhead doors, exposed 16-foot ceilings and updated landscaping.

“Lookout Business Center is in a prime location near the Boulder core and will be a vital asset for FIRST RF as the company continues to grow,” said Ryan Good, executive vice president and partner at Etkin Johnson. “Etkin Johnson acquired the property earlier this year, recognizing its potential for maximum visibility, flexibility and convenience. After renovating the space to meet the demands of the next generation of commercial tenants, we’re confident the space will fit the needs of FIRST RF. We look forward to working with FIRST RF to further customize the space and make their vision a reality.”

FIRST RF is a women-owned advanced technologies company specializing in antennas and radio frequency systems.

Etkin Johnson acquired the property from Qualcomm, but the company actually previously owned and managed the property for 16 years before selling to Qualcomm in 2014. The latest acquisition included the main building, an adjacent parking lot at 5150 Lookout, a vacant 3.7-acre parcel at 6100 Spine Road (later sold to Boulder firm W.W. Reynolds Cos.) and a vacant 2.3-acre parcel at 6201 Spine Road (currently under contract for sale).