February 3, 2009

Boy Scouts of America Relocates Denver Area Council Headquarters

(Denver) — Denver Area Council, Boy Scouts of America has a new home.  Following a series of complicated transactions, the Scouts combined and relocated its Denver headquarters to 10455 West 6th Avenue in Lakewood.  The Frederic C. Hamilton Scout Headquarters opened its doors on January 6th.  The Scouts sold its former headquarters location at 2901 W. 19th Avenue to Evergreen Marketplace, LLC, a local real estate company.

The Denver Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America’s Board of Directors felt the organization had outgrown its 19th Street location and began a search for a larger facility while listing the current property for sale.  Doak Jacoway, President of the Denver Area Council engaged Tom Lee, Senior Managing Director at Frederick Ross Company to review market alternatives.

With local roots deeply planted in the community, Frederick Ross Company mirrors the values and long-standing traditions of the Boy Scouts in Denver. “Frederick Ross Company is a commercial real estate firm dedicated to area communities and is actively involved with helping area non-profit organizations. Ross was the right choice to take on the Boy Scout relocation,” Jacoway stated regarding his choice to engage Frederick Ross Company for the Scouts. 

Jeff Herrmann , Scout Executive, Denver Area Council stated that, “Our new location needed to have several key factors including a central location and room to grow that was a right fit for a non-profit organization.  Frederick Ross Company helped us find the ideal location for the new headquarters.”

Jacoway and Herrmann entrusted Tom Lee, Senior Managing Director at Ross, with the task of finding the Scouts a new Denver-area home.  The location on 6th Avenue had just what the scouts were looking for.  Plans for a new extension of the RTD Light Rail to the area, along with easy accessibility and a central west Denver location allow for easy access for employees, scouts and guests.  The size of the building offers the growing room sought by the Scouts. 21,000 square feet of the building is currently leased to the Denver Transit Construction Group, the firm in charge of the RTD West Side Light Rail expansion project.  After purchasing the property in July 2008, The Denver Area Council renovated the 35-year-old building and took occupancy of the Fredric C. Hamilton Scout Headquarters on January 6, 2009.

Robert Bruce and Darrin Revious both of Frederick Ross Company represented the seller,  former Indy car racer, Buzz Calkins, in the 10455 West 6th Avenue transaction. 

Tom Lee entrusted team member Dann Burke, CCIM, a Senior Director at Ross, to handle the lease with the Denver Transit Construction Group working diligently to get the deal done for the Scouts.  Mr. Burke donated his time, not accepting a fee for his services in negotiating the lease.  Jennifer Plunkett, Senior Vice President, the head of Ross’ Property Management group also donated her time and expertise to advise the Scouts on their property management needs in working with a tenant for the first time.

Keith Krombach, associate broker at Frederick Ross Company, represented the Boy Scouts of America in the sale of its former headquarters.  The former location at 2901 & 2929 W. 19th recently sold to Evergreen Marketplace, LLC, a local real estate group that will occupy the 2929 W. 19th building and renovate the 2901 W. 19th property with plans to offer the space for lease. 

About Denver Area Council, Boy Scouts of America     Serving 60,000 youth in the Denver metro area, the Denver Boy Scouts offers programs in the following counties: Arapahoe, Adams, Broomfield, Denver, Elbert, Jefferson, Clear Creek, Park and Gilpin and is the premier choice for youth character development.

About Boy Scouts of America     Founded in 1910 on the principles of making a difference through civic service, Scouting provides quality youth programs that build good character while building better communities. Through hands-on activities like camping, canoeing, community service projects and more, Scouting teaches 12 core values to live by while instilling a sense of confidence, preparedness and honor.

About Frederick Ross Company     Since 1888, Frederick Ross Company ● ONCOR International has built the region's largest full-service, independent commercial real estate organization, providing regional, national, and international services.  Brokerage services include office, retail and industrial leasing, acquisitions, land and investment sales, site assembly and portfolio disposition. www.frederickross.com


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