The Beck Group – EVIVA Cherokee

The Beck GroupDenver’s Golden Triangle neighborhood heats up with the addition of EVIVA Cherokee, built by The Beck Group.

By Chris Petersen

One of the hottest areas in the West for real estate right now is Denver’s Golden Triangle, which is building a strong reputation as the city’s new go-to neighborhood for young professionals seeking cultural stimulation and exciting lifestyles. Adding to that environment will be the EVIVA Cherokee, a new luxury apartment tower that will provide residents with some amazing views of the city and Rocky Mountains as well as put them right in the heart of Denver’s most up-and-coming neighborhood. Bringing the vision of EVIVA Cherokee to life is The Beck Group, which has been building landmark projects for more than 100 years.

Project Manager John Collins says the experience and skill of The Beck Group in the realm of design/build gave it the edge when it came to winning the EVIVA Cherokee project. “We basically are a design/build contractor, and the architecture side of our business was hired to do the design, so that’s how we got involved,” he says, adding that once the project’s ownership group started working with The Beck Group, it was awarded the contract to construct the project as well.Beck info box

Ground was broken on the project in July 2015, and Collins says so far everything remains on track for EVIVA Cherokee’s anticipated completion in March 2017. He says that once it is completed, EVIVA Cherokee will bring more unique living spaces to Denver’s Golden Triangle area, and The Beck Group will have another successful and high-profile entry in its impressive portfolio. By continuing to work on the relationships it has with its clients and subcontractors, The Beck Group will guarantee the success of the project.

One of a Kind

Touted by developer The Integral Group as a “holistic vision of urban living,” EVIVA Cherokee not only brings 274 luxury apartment units to the area, but also promises a first-of-its-kind level of sustainability in its design and construction. According to the developer, EVIVA Cherokee has been designed to meet LEED Silver certification, which would make it one of the first high-rise residential projects in Denver to meet that level of sustainability. The project also benefits from its cultural connection to the arts and civic districts of the city, as well as being on the edge of the urban core.

Featuring floor plans in studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom configurations as well as townhomes, EVIVA Cherokee’s apartment units will feature modern interior finishes as well as floor-to-ceiling windows that maximize the building’s views of downtown Denver and Pike’s Peak. Collins says the views afforded by the project’s location are among EVIVA Cherokee’s greatest differentiators in the real estate market. “It’s got some awesome views,” he says.

In addition to what residents can find in their own individual units, EVIVA Cherokee also will provide them with some of the best amenities in the market. According to the developer, EVIVA Cherokee will include a fitness center with a yoga studio, a conference center, a resort-style swimming pool, a sun deck with cabanas, a high-end sports bar, a professional-style prep kitchen for entertaining and an outdoor landform amphitheater. Collins says the building’s amenity deck puts it in a class by itself when compared to the rest of the Denver market.

Cooperative Culture

Although the company’s experience as a design/build contractor helped it win the EVIVA Cherokee project, Collins says that’s not the only reason why The Beck Group has been the right fit for the project. He says the key to the project’s success so far has been the company’s commitment to building strong working relationships with its partners as well as its high-rise expertise.

“We’ve got some really good experience with this type of platform,” Collins says. “I think our experience and our relationships with our ownership groups is key.”

Fostering those strong relationships has been a critical element of The Beck Group’s continued success for more than a century, and the company says this is one of its core values. “We believe in maintaining lasting relationships based on honesty, consistency and with the highest ethical standards,” the company says. “This creates credibility in our personal and professional relationships.”

Having strong working relationships with the developer and the subcontractors on the project have been critical in helping The Beck Group overcome the challenges it has faced on the project, most notably in terms of the timeline. “I think the biggest challenge is going to be the schedule,” Collins says. “We’re fully manned up right now to staff the job, so we just have a lot to get done in an aggressive schedule.”

As of early September, work on the EVIVA Cherokee project remained on track to be completed by the end of March 2017. According to Collins, framing and interior work was in good shape, and maintaining the exterior schedule will be the most important thing for The Beck Group to do to ensure the project will be completed on time. Once it is, The Beck Group anticipates EVIVA Cherokee will be a stunning addition to its portfolio and the Denver skyline. 

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