Real Estate Development and Transactions

We assist clients with a wide range of matters relating to commercial real estate development and transactions.  We have extensive experience in all aspects of commercial real estate including due diligence for purchase or sale , land use and entitlements, financing and development, contract negotiation, leasing, and acquisition and sales.  Our attorneys have advised clients in transactions involving millions of square feet of commercial development including transit-oriented and brownfields redevelopment.  In addition, we have represented developers in hundreds of millions of dollars of construction and permanent financing, as well as public financing.

We have experience with purchase, sales, leasing, and finance of hotels, office buildings, farms, ranches, and rural recreational properties.  We have represented the developers of regional shopping centers, large new urbanist mixed use developments, office buildings, hotels, and other commercial properties.

Representative Experience

  • Represent the master developer, now Brookfield Properties, of the Stapleton project (now called Central Park) since the beginning of the redevelopment of this 4,700-acre master planned mixed-use community. The Firm  assisted the master developer in nearly all aspects of the ongoing redevelopment, including preparation of contracts for construction of $650 million of publicly-financed infrastructure; title and survey review; environmental risk mitigation, disclosure, regulatory compliance, and insurance; advice regarding ongoing land use, entitlements, affordable housing and financing matters; and all aspects of ongoing commercial and mixed-use resale transactions, including negotiating and drafting the purchase and sale agreements, restrictive covenants, easements, licenses, and other access agreements, and coordinating closings.
  • Represent private landowners in title and survey matters, existing entitlements, and construction and financing obstacles and the more uncommon issues, such as Bureau of Land Management land exchanges, unique easement, license, and tenancy-in-common issues, and applicable tax credits and incentives.
  • Represent national multi-family homebuilder on real estate, due diligence and land use and zoning issues associated with Colorado projects.  Advise on metro district issues, affordable housing requirements, mineral interest issues and other associated matters. 
  • Represent numerous farmers, ranchers, and landowners throughout Colorado on the purchase and sale of rural real estate, addressing the distinct issues encountered in rural residential sales. 
  • Represented the master developer of the Denver Union Station site, including drafting and negotiating primary project agreements, assisting with the structuring of the financing of the transit station, and zoning, land use, and governance issues associated with this project.
  • Represented developer in transit-oriented mixed use developments at light rail stations.  Work included land use, development agreements with municipality, documenting relationships among co-developers, and leasing finance and sale of property.
  • Represented developers in the purchase and redevelopment of numerous contaminated (brownfield) sites within Colorado and around the country.
  • Represent many high-end recreational and vacation home acquisition and development projects.