Kentro Group: In The News

Today’s News + Insights from Kentro Group

May 3rd, 2017

Amid market challenges, street retail thrives

“Retail is dead. Long live retail!” While headlines about the retail industry are screaming, this exclamation represents a turn of phrase first used to communicate the continuity of royal power.

February 19th, 2017

From the Block: Denver’s ‘wicked’ Colfax drives into the future

Our guide this week is Jimmy Balafas. He is the president of the board of the Colfax Business Improvement District (CBID), which runs for 24 blocks from Colorado’s Capitol complex to East High School.

February 19th, 2017

Denver’s ‘wicked’ Colfax drives into the future

Jimmy Balafas. is the president of the board of the Colfax Business Improvement District (CBID)

October 25th, 2016

Snooze-anchored property sold for $7M

Kentro Group bought a retail and office building at Seventh Avenue and Colorado Boulevard anchored by popular breakfast spot Snooze last week for $7.1 million. The retail strip’s tenant list includes Snooze, Anthony’s Pizza & Pasta and a UPS Store.

May 4th, 2016

Illegal Pete’s sets new hipster anchor on rapidly changing East Colfax

When it opens at the corner of East Colfax Avenue and Race Street on May 13, the ninth outpost of the Illegal Pete’s burrito chain hopes to do more than just connect customers with fast-casual Mexican food.

April 25th, 2016

Kentro Group invests further in East Colfax Avenue

A Denver developer has added another Colfax property to its portfolio. Kentro Group bought a former bank branch at 5901 E. Colfax Ave. last week for $1.325 million.

April 7th, 2016

Tennyson Shops are completed, then sold for $4.4M

Denver-based developers Kentro Group sell the recently finished Tennyson Shops retail strip near 43rd Avenue and Tennyson Street for $4.4 million.

March 3rd, 2016

Project Colfax : BEST PUBLIC ART MURAL

Following the ever-changing tide of street art in Denver is a truly obsessive passion, and Project Colfax is that obsession personified. More than thirty artists were invited by Kentro Properties to paint the interior and exterior of the old Denver Car Wash.

February 4th, 2016

Ware-as-Hulk mural supports Broncos

The Kentro Group development group owns the Colfax site. The company bought the 0.36-acre plot a year ago for $1 million. Kentro has gutted the building and plans a redevelopment.

August 19th, 2015

ICSC Rocky Mountain

Jimmy Balafas is co-founder and Managing General Partner of
Kentro Group LLC, a private real estate investment firm.

May 20th, 2015

Denver’s ‘first TOD’ enjoys Renaissance

s. Developers such as the Kentro Group have large parcels under contract for future developments. Kentro has placed a former Colorado State Bank building on an acre between Jasmine & Ivy streets, north of Colfax, under contract, said Jimmy Balafas, principal of the Denver-based development firm.

January 10th, 2014

Anschutz Medical Campus takes shape as a veritable city of health sciences

A joint venture between Denver-based BMC Investments and Kentro Group plans to develop a 4-acre site at 12100 E. Colfax Ave. across from the campus. The partnership intends to build up to 1 million square feet of medical office buildings.

December 13th, 2013

Developer says he has a final and real solution to decay and demo on the south side of Fitzsimons

“We’re going to have more employees across the street than the Denver Tech Center has projected,” said George Balafas, co-founder and partner of Denver-based Kentro Group “When you start looking at how many people are working there on a daily basis, you get strong interest from retailers.”

November 13th, 2013

Land adjacent to Anschutz Medical Campus to be developed after two years of negotiations

Denver-based BMC Investments and Kentro Group joined forces, and checkbooks, to buy the 4-acre property at 12100 E. Colfax Ave. for $3.6 million.

November 4th, 2013

2 metro Denver land buys point to development

The first comes from a joint venture of BMC Investments and Kentro Group, both of Denver, which bought a four-acre property at the southeast corner of Colfax and Peoria, 12100. E. Colfax Ave., Aurora.