Denver Market Analysis

October 13, 2021

The parking sector does not have a source of readily available, detailed market data. Therefore, we have been building our own databases to support our clients. Our team recently completed a market-wide analysis of almost every public parking facility in Denver. Our team walked the market and surveyed rates at 102 parking facilities with a total of 38,934 spaces.

Facility & Space Metrics

38 of the 102 facilities surveyed are located in Denver’s LoDo submarket, which stretches from the train station to Lawrence Street. This submarket includes several large garages including Tabor Center, 1900 16th Street and 17th Street Plaza. Our survey also includes Denver’s Cherry Creek neighborhood which contains approximately 9,149 parking spaces; however, 5,850 of those spaces are contained within the Cherry Creek Shopping Center.

# Facilities % Facilities by Submarket Space Counts % Spaces by Submarket
LoDo District 38 37% 11,411 29%
Central Business District 20 20% 9,362 24%
Capitol Hill 16 16% 2,988 8%
Cherry Creek 15 15% 9,149 23%
River North Art District 13 13% 6,024 15%
Total 102 100% 38,934 100%

Monthly Parking Rates

The weighted average unreserved monthly parking rate in Denver is $184 and the average reserved parking rate is $282. LoDo has the highest unreserved parking rates and the central business district has the highest reserved parking rates. The River North Arts District (RiNo) has the lowest parking rates as a result of two Coors Field facilities, totaling 1,211 parking spaces, that charge $70-$80 per month for unreserved parking. Excluding these lots, the weighted average parking rate is $160.26.

Unreserved Monthly Rate Reserved Monthly Rate
LoDo District $229.10 $272.90
Central Business District $218.48 $299.45
Capitol Hill $154.60 n/a
Cherry Creek (1) $151.90 $233.97
River North Art District (RiNo) $117.53 $270.00
Average $184.45 $282.19

(1) Cherry Creek excludes the shopping center. Including the shopping center ($100 unreserved monthly rate), the weighted average unreserved rate average is $117.06.

Hourly Parking Rates

Denver’s LoDo submarket has the highest three, eight, twelve and twenty-four hour weighted average parking rates. The central business district has the highest one-hour parking rates. Cherry Creek has the lowest average one-hour parking rate; however, rates for parking stays in excess of one hour increase significantly.

1 Hour Rate 3 Hour Rate 8 Hour Rate 12 Hour Rate 24 Hour / Daily Max Rate
LoDo District $8.97 $20.43 $22.03 $22.03 $23.63
Central Business District $10.46 $20.21 $20.21 $20.21 $20.21
Capitol Hill $5.51 $10.65 $12.33 $12.33 $14.29
Cherry Creek $4.75 $15.58 $17.31 $17.31 $22.50
River North Art District $5.06 $7.99 $8.57 $9.13 $11.22
Average $7.40 $15.48 $17.99 $18.36 $19.68
Cherry Creek including the Shopping Center $2.97 $8.17 $15.19 $16.47 $18.31

Hotel Parking Rates

Hotel parking rates generally vary by submarket and the quality of the hotel. The CBD has the highest average parking rates; however, the CBD also includes Denver’s only two 5-star hotels. A number of the hotels in the CBD are in close proximity to the convention center. RiNo has the lowest parking rates; however, Parking Advisors expects hotel rates in RiNo to increase significantly over the next 5+ years as RiNo experiences more new development.

Average Stars Average Self Park Rate Average Valet Rate
LoDo 3.9 $32.50 $47.33
CBD 3.9 $40.14 $48.89
RiNo 4.0 $20.00 $30.00
Cherry Creek 3.8 n/a $41.00

The detailed data by hotel is displayed in the chart below:

Submarket Stars Self Park Valet
Westin Denver Downtown LoDo 4.0 $35.00 $46.00
The Oxford Hotel LoDo 4.0 $47.00
The Maven at Dairy Block LoDo 4.0 $30.00
The Ralley Hotel LoDo 3.5 $49.00
Four Seasons CBD 5.0 $55.00
Ritz Carlton Denver CBD 5.0 $59.00
The Brown Palace Hotel CBD 4.5 $52.00
Grand Hyatt Denver CBD 4.5 $38.00 $52.00
Hyatt Regency Denver CBD 4.0 $42.00
Sheraton Denver CBD 4.0 $40.00
The Curtis Hotel (Doubletree) CBD 4.0 $38.00
Hilton Denver City Center CBD 4.0 $34.00 $54.00
Kimpton Hotel Monaco CBD 4.0 $35.00
Homewood Suites by Hilton CBD 3.5 $45.00
Hyatt House Denver CBD 3.5 $46.00
Courtyard Marriott Denver CBD 3.0 $44.00
Holiday Inn Express CBD 3.0 $42.00
Tru by Hilton Denver CBD 2.5 $45.00
The Ramble Hotel RiNo 4.0 $30.00
The Source Hotel RiNo 4.0 $20.00
Halcyon Cherry Creek 4.5 $45.00
The Jacquard Autograph Cherry Creek 4.5 $49.00
Clayton Members Club & Hotel Cherry Creek 4.5 $45.00
JW Marriott Cherry Creek 4.5 $49.00
Moxy By Marriott Cherry Creek 3.0 $33.00

Operator Market Share

LAZ has the highest market share by total facilities managed. SP+ manages the most parking spaces; however, this includes 9,990 parking spaces associated with the Cherry Creek Shopping Center and three Coors Field parking facilities. The two charts below provide detailed market share metrics by operator, the latter adjusting out the four large SP+ facilities. Overall, LAZ, Parkwell and SP+ manage 72.5% of the parking facilities and 84.9% of the parking spaces in Denver.

Total Facilities Managed Total Facilities Managed % Total Spaces Managed Total Spaces Managed %
LAZ 30 29.4% 11,412 29.3%
Parkwell 23 22.5% 5,101 13.1%
SP+ (1) 21 20.6% 16,555 42.5%
Republic 6 5.9% 1,174 3.0%
In-House 5 4.9% 825 2.1%
Interstate Parking Co. 4 3.9% 1,670 4.3%
Douglas Parking 3 2.9% 390 1.0%
ABM 2 2.0% 389 1.0%
Nationwide 2 2.0% 123 0.3%
Premier Parking Management 2 2.0% 665 1.7%
Time Park 2 2.0% 261 0.7%
Dension Parking 1 1.0% 369 0.9%
NDC 1 1.0% n/a n/a
Totals 102 100.0% 38,934 100.0%

(1) SP+ includes the Cherry Creek Shopping Center which has 5,850 spaces. SP+ also includes 3 facilities associated with Coors Field which have a total of 4,140 parking spaces

The chart below adjusts SP+’s facility count and space count by excluding the Cherry Creek Shopping Center and Coors Field facilities. After these adjustments, SP+ manages the third most facilities (17) and the second most parking spaces (22.7%).

  Total Facilities Managed Total Facilities Managed % Total Spaces Managed Total Spaces Managed %
LAZ 30 30.6% 11,412 39.4%
Parkwell 23 23.5% 5,101 17.6%
SP+ 17 17.3% 6,565 22.7%
Republic 6 6.1% 1,174 4.1%
In-House 5 5.1% 825 2.9%
Interstate Parking Co. 4 4.1% 1,670 5.8%
Douglas Parking 3 3.1% 390 1.3%
ABM 2 2.0% 389 1.3%
Nationwide 2 2.0% 123 0.4%
Premier Parking Management 2 2.0% 665 2.3%
Time Park 2 2.0% 261 0.9%
Dension Parking 1 1.0% 369 1.3%
NDC 1 1.0% n/a n/a
Totals 98 100.0% 28,944 100.0%

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