Practices

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 acquisition, due diligence for acquisition, land use and entitlements, financing and development, leasing, 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 ski resorts, hotels, office buildings, farms, ranches, and rural recreational properties.  We have represented the developers of regional shopping centers, large new urbanist mixed use developments, ski resorts, office buildings, hotels, and other commercial properties.

Representative Experience

  • Represented developer of transit-oriented mixed use development at light rail station.  Work included land use entitlements, public-private partnership with transit agency, use of special district financing, joint venture financing, and development of transit plaza and residential buildings.
  • Represented retail developer in transit-oriented mixed use development at light rail station.  Work included land use, development agreements with municipality, documenting relationships among co-developers, and leasing finance and sale of property.
  • Assisted with acquisition, development, financing, and leasing of dozens of retail shopping centers in Utah, Arizona, and Colorado.
  • Provided counsel in connection with mortgage financing, acquisition, and sale of major ski areas.
  • Represented developers in the purchase and redevelopment of numerous contaminated (brownfield) sites within Colorado and around the country.
  • Represented real estate interests in the development and sale of business parks and residential developments.
  • Assisted in the subdivision of major buildings into commercial condominium units.
  • Represented developer of senior care facilities on property acquisitions and associated entitlements.
  • Represented many high-end recreational and vacation home acquisition and development projects.