RavenBrick leases larger quarters, eyes expansion

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The growing Denver company RavenBrick LLC just inked a deal that will give it the manufacturing space it needs.

The company, which developed a windowpane film called RavenWindow that automatically darkens at a pre-set temperature, signed a five-year lease for 60,000 square feet of industrial space at 3950 Kearney St. in Denver near Monaco Parkway and Smith Road.

Cressa Denver’s Brendan Fisher andCharlie Lutz represented RavenBrick. Michael Bloom Realty’s Steve Smith and Michael Bloom represented building owner Furniture Row COLO LLC.

RavenBrick moved from its current location at 2201 Lawrence St. in Denver.

“We will soon be manufacturing,” said RavenBrick CEO Alex Burney. “The equipment starts arriving this quarter and we should be up and running by the end of the summer.”

RavenBrick plans to hire 26 people in the next six months to augment the existing work force of 22.

“They chose this site in part … because it sits within the Denver Enterprise Zone and the federal New Market Tax Credit Zone,” Fisher said.

It also delivered the space the company needed and power supply to go with it.

“It’s hard to find manufacturing facilities in Denver because much of the large space is distribution and it doesn’t have enough power,” Burney said.

Plans call for RavenBrick to produce 100,000 square feet of film per shift per month, ramping up production to three shifts by the end of 2013.