Wednesday, September 3, 2008

It's Official, there's no turning back now!

Yesterday, we closed on the new studio building purchase!  

This is HUGE for me in a lot of ways.  I'm busting at the seems in the frame of my current studio space and this new building is like a big empty canvas! 

I guess you could say the building is also like a half dead person that needs to be revived.  The good news is we have a crew of trusty and talented surgeons in place ready to perform the facelift as soon as the city permits.  Permits... argh... I hope we sail through through that whole circus ring!  We've been through this before with my current studio and I have complete faith that this dusty garage is going to be one of the best studios in Denver.

Everyone is asking me how long will it take to get the space up and running.  First, as the video shows, the current tenants have to move out... they say they can do it in a week.  This video was shot at least a month ago and they have made a lot of progress since I filmed this.

The second variable is the permit process mentioned above.  God only knows how long that will take.

Then comes construction.  I'm being an optimist and hoping the construction can all be done in two months.  But I've got enough experience in life not to bank on it.

I'd like to thank the sellers, Bill and John, for being patient and trusting in the process of this purchase.  Throughout this whole transaction, you guys have felt more like happy uncles than what I would expect in this day and age of cold real estate deals.  Come by any time to see the transformation.

I'd also like to give a shout out to Jeff Laws at Highland Mortgage.  Thanks for all your help and guidance!  This is the go-to guy if you want a great lender.

It's a long story, but I'll sum this up that I'm amazed at how several paths in my life have crossed at this time and this moment... right now. Right here. I've never been so excited about my career than this year. I have so many clients to thank for supporting me. Thanks also to my beautiful wife who has been an ever present encourager and my biggest fan. You're the best!

1 comment:

Katelyn Simkins said...

Simply amazing. I am dying to get in on a shoot with you here once you are set-up. :) Any day, any time - I'll be there. ;)