Kruger and Company Property Management Breathes New Life Into Ute City Building

Effective property management in Aspen brings retail redevelopment in The Ute City Building, expands retail space and enhances the shopping experience by creating a new entry door from the Galena Street.

Online PR News – 15-April-2014 – Aspen, CO – When is the last time you were in the Ute City Building? This building has undergone a down to the bones reconstruction adding square footage to the retail experience and increasing ease of entry to what will be the new home of Valentino Aspen. Take the time to walk through the interior of the building to see what Ruth Kruger of Kruger and Company Property Management in Aspen, CO has done to enhance the shopping experience in the building. Rather than entering the building through the main entrance on Mill Street you will soon be able to walk directly into the Valentino store to enjoy a grander, more cohesive flow into the shopping experience. You can still enjoy the juices from the Honey Bee Juice Bar and may soon be able to dine in the interior of the building under the large atrium skylight.

This building is in one of the most prime locations in Aspen for commercial real estate. The façade of the building is practically a work of art but the interior did not use the space effectively, nor was it inviting to shoppers or even immediately obvious that there were more retail boutiques inside the building in addition to the spaces on the storefront.

The interior spaces have also been renovated exposing the original brick of one space adding character of the design elements to what may soon be a restaurant. The ceilings have been raised to reveal 3 additional feet of head space giving the shopper a feeling of a grand experience of volume that feels like they have doubled in size.

This new shopping experience will be improved with new LED energy efficient lighting and HVAC along with an operable skylight that will be both efficient and functional allowing the heat of a summers day to escape through the windows rather than using carbon based energy to cool the temperatures. With friendlier lighting and better climate control the buildings experience will be better for customers and tenants alike. The goal of the buildings owners is to enhance the shopping experience while minimizing green house gases and the carbon footprint. Their commitment to energy savings for the tenants and the environment has been the driving force in creating these major changes to the structure of the building and its mechanical operations.

Ruth has over twenty years experiencing managing property in Aspen and has a talent at making the most our of every space she becomes the property manager for. This experience goes beyond an understanding of what it takes to create an inviting space that thrives for retail, but also successful relationships with builders and other contractors who do quality work, on time and on budget. She is also a pioneer in supporting and incorporating Green Building practices in all her Aspen development projects.

If you are looking to get more out of your Aspen commercial space in terms of income and usability, longevity and return on investment, talk to Ruth Kruger about her Aspen property management services and see what she can do for you.