Colorado State University to Release Comparisons on Front Range Development Fees and Approval Times March 25

Note to Editors: Reporters interested in attending the event should contact Emily Wilmsen no later than Tuesday, March 24.

How long does it take a building project to get through city and county permitting approval on the Front Range? Find out March 25 in Fort Collins when the CSU Everitt Real Estate Center presents the results of a comparative study on developmental fee and approval times of 18 cities and counties along the Front Range.

The Metro Denver Economic Development Corp. and the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors Colorado Chapter helped underwrite the study.

The Fort Collins event, co-hosted by the Northern Colorado Commercial Association of Realtors, will be from 7:30-9:45 a.m. March 25 at the Fort Collins Hilton, 425 W. Prospect Road. A panel discussion on the economic impacts on the cities’ fees and timing guidelines will follow the presentation featuring:

-Peter Kast, commercial broker/partner at Realtec

-Maury Dobbie, president and CEO of Northern Colorado Economic Development Corp.

-Steve Dush, planning manager for the city of Fort Collins

-David Everitt, president and chairman of the Everitt Cos. board of directors

-Rick Woodruff, chief financial officer for W.W. Reynolds Cos.

Members of the Realtors Association and the CSU Everitt Center may attend the event for free. Cost is $60 for non-members. For more information or to register, visit

The Everitt Real Estate Center was established in October 2000 with a grant from the Mortgage Bankers Association. In 2004, Eric Holsapple and Don Marostica, alumni and owners of Loveland Commercial LLC donated $1.5 million to create the Loveland Commercial Endowed Chair in Real Estate. In August of 2005, Bob and Joyce Everitt and Everitt Companies pledged $2.4 million to name the center and support its goal to set the standard in teaching, research, service and extension for the benefit of Colorado. The center is supported solely from membership fees, event profits and donations.