The project by Robert Jacobsen will be the most expensive everto be built in the Uptown neighborhood just east of the CBD. Condosin the 40-unit tower will cost from $325,000 to $2 million,translating to $325 to $500 per sf.

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No other project in Uptown approaches those prices, but EastWest Partners is building units nearly as expensive in the CentralPlatte Valley, the former railroad yards north of LowerDowntown.

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"We started taking reservations 10 days ago and we havereservations for 37 of the 40 units," Mina Mercado, a member ofJacobsen's team, ttells GlobeSt.com. "Believe it or not, we havethree people interested in reserving the $2-million penthouseunits. Usually, that is the last unit that is sold. Most people getstuck with it."

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She says 40% of their buyers are lawyers who work within a fewblocks of Portofino, which takes its name from a town on Italy'sWest Coast. Portofino, which will include a 24-hour concierge, isthree blocks from the Brown Palace Hotel.

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