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Bozeman commissioners OK plans for East Main hotel

The edge of downtown Bozeman will get another new hotel.  The Bozeman City Commission unanimously approved plans Monday for Bozeman Residence Inn, a four-story, 104-room hotel just off East Main Street.  The building will go on roughly 1.74 acres at 815 E. Main St., just behind Jackpot Casino and with Town Pump to the west.  Commissioners said Monday the building will fill an unused space in town and help meet a need for tourists or those traveling to Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital looking for a place to stay. They added the hotel’s height makes sense off a major city corridor and a block from downtown.  “It starts to look like an extension of downtown, of Main Street,” Commissioner Jeff Krauss said as he looked at the renderings of the brick and metal building.  Bozeman Hotel Group, LLC is listed as the applicant.

Will Ralph with BlackRidge Companies — part of the ownership group for Residence Inn — said construction could begin on the project later this fall. He said the project would likely wrap up in early 2021.  He said developers changed their designs to brick and corrugated metal after city feedback so the hotel blends in with neighboring buildings.  The hotel will have 124 off-street parking spaces, 34 of which will go in an underground garage. There will also be 23 parking spaces for bikes.  Plans include space for a restaurant and bar in the hotel with a patio just off Main.  “It’s a small bar and restaurant with small plates, more meant for guests before they head downtown,” Ralph said.  The Bozeman Residence Inn is one in a series of new hotels going up around Bozeman’s core.  The Lark opened on Main Street and Grand Avenue in 2015 and expanded last year.  In May, developer Andy Holloran filed plans for a six-story project called AC Hotel on the corner of Mendenhall Street and Tracy Avenue.  Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants recently announced plans to operate the upcoming hotel under construction in the old National Armory Building.


Icon at Ferguson Farms Press Release 5/17/2019

BlackRidge Companies, a Montana-based real estate investment and development firm, has commenced the ground breaking of Icon Apartment Homes at Ferguson Farm. This community will be comprised of 336 Class A multi-family apartment homes and is scheduled to begin leasing in the fall of 2019.  RAM Partners, LLC will be the onsite management company that will manage the leasing of this class leading apartment community in Bozeman. Icon Apartment Homes at Ferguson Farm will include one, two and three bedroom apartment homes with select units having attached garages that will be composed of wood frame construction and fiber cement siding for the exterior finishes. Icon Apartment Homes at Ferguson Farm will include the following amenities:

  • Amenity rich homes including stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, luxury cabinets with under lighting, luxury flooring, walk in closets and glass encased tile showers
  • 24 Hour, First in Class fitness center with a weight and cardio room and a virtual on demand fitness studio and Peloton spin bikes
  • Business Center
  • Coffee Bar
  • Library
  • Game Room that will include a multi-sport simulator, shuffleboard, and billiards
  • Zero entry pool with a large spa including sun shelves, fountains, a cabana area with grills and a pizza oven, large screen TVs, a fire pit, hammocks, and an area for lawn games
  • Fully developed park with a large playground, basketball court, pet park and picnic areas
  • Pet Spa


BlackRidge Companies is a real estate development and holding company headquartered in Bozeman, Montana. With properties located coast to coast, BlackRidge specializes in class-A, market rate, multifamily apartment home communities and industry leading brands of select-service, full service, and extended-stay hotels nationwide. The team at BlackRidge takes an innovative and comprehensive approach to development, taking the time to build relationships with all parties involved in each project, and facilitating the building process in a thorough, streamlined manner. For more information, visit their website at


RAM Partners, LLC, is a full-service real estate management company that manages approximately 44,500 apartments throughout the United States. The team at RAM Partners specializes in multi-family community management for a variety of third-party owners, including large financial Institutions, pension funds, insurance companies, private Investors and government institutions. While their client lists contain examples of the prior organizations, RAM Partners understands that they work for several other key stakeholders, including residents, future residents, vendors and co-workers. RAM Partners, LLC, provides a consistently high level of service to ALL clients. They manage apartment communities ranging from luxury, AA-rated high rises to challenged or maturing properties, leveraging depth of resources and commitment to quality service. For more information, visit their website at

New Homes2 Suites Hotel in Denver Financed Through Colorado’s C-PACE Program

Lafayette, CO—Colorado C-PACE today announced that BlackRidge Companies will use C-PACE financing to construct a new Homes2 Suites by Hilton® extended-stay hotel near Denver International Airport. The financing will be used to incorporate various energy-efficiency design features into the 71,065 square-foot facility located at 9193 E. 47th Avenue.

Montana-based BlackRidge Companies, which specializes in the development of hotels and multifamily properties, is the project developer.  Tim Wilson of BlackRidge said, “BlackRidge is excited about our first C-PACE project in Colorado.” He added, “C-PACE financing allowed us to maximize energy-efficient measures and systems throughout the design of the hotel, resulting in a high-performing building that will be efficient to operate which in turn adds value to the asset.”

PDC Engineering, in collaboration with BlackRidge, provided the technical support and analysis necessary to qualify the project for C-PACE financing. Jacob Goodman of PCD Engineering said, “We are happy to have assisted the BlackRidge team in developing an energy efficient, quality product that will deliver low operating costs for years to come.”

Andrew Meyer of Twain Financial Partners, who provided the C-PACE financing for the project, said, “Twain’s financial services combined with the Colorado C-PACE program continues to offer our clients well-structured and financially sound projects, and we look forward to working together on many more projects in the future.”

BlackRidge Companies Receives Developer of the Year Award

BlackRidge Companies is honored to receive Marriott International’s 2018 Developer of the Year Award.  BlackRidge was recognized based on its outstanding accomplishments in the development and performance of its various Marriott branded hotels.

BlackRidge Companies Breaks Ground on The Element in Tukwila, WA

Almost 3.5 acres of vacant land at 345-515 Industry Dr. in Tukwila have sold for $6.2 million, according to King County records.  The buyer was Tukwila Hotel Group LLC, associated with BlackRidge Companies of Bozeman, Montana, which is planning a five-story, 177-room Element hotel.  The seller was Myong & Young LLC, which acquired the property in 2013 for a little over $2.5 million.  Jason Rosauer, Rob Anderson and Thad Mallory of Kidder Mathews represented the seller. The deal was worth about $41 per square foot. The property had been listed for well over a year.  The site is a little west of the Green River, and east of Westfield Southcenter Mall. The city of Tukwila approved the hotel project last year. A day spa was previously considered for the site.

Johnson Braund designed the L-shaped building. Key Construction will be the general contractor. The team also includes Barghausen Consulting Engineers, civil; JGM Landscape Architects; and Robinson Engineering, MEP. There will be surface parking for about 177 vehicles, plus various guest amenities. BlackRidge intends to start construction next month, with completion in November 2020.

Privately held BlackRidge specializes in hotels and multifamily development. It’s active in the Mountain West, Midwest and South. The Element is its first project in this state.  The project is variously called Element by Marriott and Element by Westin; the Marriott and Westin brands are now both under the same umbrella, following the 2015 merger of Marriott and Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

The Southcenter-Tukwila area has lately seen an uptick in hotel development. The 19-story, 185-room Hotel Interurban opened last year, and is now the city’s tallest building. It also includes 371 apartments. A 92-room Tru by Hilton is also being planned nearby.

Holiday Inn Portland West – Hillsboro, Oregon Opens

The new custom designed 110-room hotel is located at 2575 NW Aloclek Drive in the heart of Portland’s “Silicon Forest.” The hotel features free Wi-Fi, fitness center, indoor pool and spa, 1,390 square feet of meeting space and a full-service restaurant, The Boardroom Bar & Grill.


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Wyoming Cowboy Charm: Fairfield Inn and Suites Downtown Cheyenne

When your travels take you to Wyoming, the newest hotel in this western town is the Fairfield Inn and Suites Southwest/Downtown Cheyenne. But don’t let the brand name fool you; this Cheyenne hotel embraces its Western roots, with an enchanting dash of Wyoming Cowboy charm.

Fairfield Inn Cheyenne Lobby

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Fairfield Inn & Suites Cheyenne Southwest/Downtown Area Opens


InterMountain Management is excited to announce the opening of the Fairfield Inn & Suites Cheyenne Southwest/Downtown Area in Wyoming.  The hotel is located at 1820 West Lincolnway.

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Upscale Apartments Open in Tulsa’s Largest Suburb


Upscale Apartments Open in Tulsa’s Largest Suburb

Broken Arrow, OK – Creekside Apartment Homes, a $30 million, 248-unit Class A apartment home community, is now open in Broken Arrow, Tulsa’s largest suburb. Located on 15 acres at the corner of E. 51st St. S. (Omaha St.) and S.145th E. Ave (Aspen Ave), BlackRidge Companies, headquartered in Montana, is the owner of this new luxury multifamily project in northeast Oklahoma.

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BlackRidge Companies Breaks Ground on 110-Room Holiday Inn Hillsboro, OR

Holiday Inn FrontPRLog – July 1, 2015 – HILLSBORO, Ore. — BlackRidge Companies, a Montana-based real estate investment and development firm, has commenced construction on the Holiday Inn in Hillsboro, OR. InterMountain Management, LLC will provide management services. Holiday Inn is one of the world’s most recognized hotel brands with a global reputation for service, comfort and value.

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