As Seen In The Denver Post – April 8, 2017

Denver’s Etkin Johnson Real Estate Partners on Friday said it has sold the former Sports Authority headquarters in Englewood.

The sale to the freshly formed West Hampden Investors LLC gives hope for a revival of the sprawling campus at the corner of West Hampden Avenue and South Santa Fe Drive, which was home to almost 800 employees before big-box retailer Sports Authority sank into bankruptcy last year.

The $15.77 million deal involves two buildings: the 92,040 square-foot 1050 W. Hampden Ave. and the 118,167 square-foot 1090 W. Hampden Ave. Etkin Johnson acquired the buildings in 1998 and leased the space to Gart Bros. from 2001 to 2003 and Sports Authority — which merged with Gart in 2003 — until 2016.

The new owners, West Hampden Investors, based in Denver’s RiNo neighborhood, filed articles of organization with the Colorado Secretary of State in January.

Etkin Johnson partner Ryan Good said in a statement that the deal allows the company to concentrate on other properties along the Front Range, including new developments in Louisville’s Colorado Technology Center and in Colorado Springs.

The company, which owns almost 5 million square feet of property in Colorado, recently acquired a 33-acre parcel adjacent to the Colorado Technology Center, where it owns 1.2 million square feet of space in the office park. The company also is developing the 77-acre Gateway at InterQuest in north Colorado Springs, where it plans a 288-unit community set to break ground later this year.