Parkour is a movement art and training methodology in which the mind and body are prepared to safely and efficiently navigate any environment (urban or natural), utilizing movements such as vaulting, running, climbing, jumping, swinging, balancing, and quadrupedal movement to pass over, under, through, and around all types of obstacles. By its very nature, Parkour encourages sustainability, adaptability, exploration, self-reliance, health, creativity, and mental fortitude. In September 2006, APEX Movement (www.apexmovementboulder.com) was established by Ryan Ford as the first formal Parkour training program in the Western Hemisphere.
APEX Movement (www.apexmovementboulder.com) is coming to 1772 Prairie Way in the Colorado Tech Center and will be the first tenant in the building. The company leased 7,673 square feet of the 83,291 square foot building. Occupancy is expected to be early in the second quarter. Justin Sikkema, Owner and General Manager of APEX said, “We are excited to bring the world’s leading Parkour school to Louisville.”
Owner and developer Ben Blaugrund said, “APEX Movement is a great first tenant for us and we look forward to filling the building with other quality companies like theirs. We’ve completed the core and shell of the building, and are now ready to build-out the tenant improvements for new tenants. With a great design, and construction team of PEH Architects and Golden Triangle Construction, we have delivered a versatile building that meets the needs of many companies.”
The building benefits tenants with energy efficient design including skylights and LED lighting, dock-high and drive-in loading, generous parking and storefront glass entries. Tenants can custom design their space to their own specifications to maximize their future business success.
Jason Kruse of the Colorado Group, Inc. and Chris Ball and Joe Krahn of Cushman and Wakefield represented the landlord. Matt Burton and Mike Statter of Cresa Partners represented the tenant.
Kruse reports, “The City of Boulder is losing industrial space to adaptive reuse, creative office space, or redevelopment to multi-story multi-use projects. The 1772 Prairie building offers competitive lease rates for companies who do not want to pay a premium to stay in Boulder, or who want a new functional building that allows their business to be more efficient and productive.”
Ball stated, “We are very pleased to have a growing Boulder County company in the building as the first tenant. We are extremely excited and are looking for more companies that need space in the range of 7,335 to 75,618 square feet. The building caters to a wide variety of users with its flexible, functional and energy efficient design. We are actively looking for a brewery or tasting room, as well as other Outdoor Recreation Industry users who can capitalize on the traffic generated by APEX Movement’s customers.”