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Overview

Jeff brings industry insight to a wide array of transactional real estate matters.

Jeff understands the business, legal and practical considerations clients face during real estate transactions and strives to create best solutions. He manages a broad spectrum of real estate transactional matters locally and nationally, advising clients on the sale, purchase, financing, development, operation, lease and disposition of:

  • Apartments
  • Mixed-use communities
  • Retail facilities
  • Office space
  • Multi-use real estate
  • Self storage facilities

He also represents landlords and tenants negotiating warehouse leases and retail leases, and represents real estate investors in the development and acquisition of commercial buildings used by cannabis tenants. Jeff values serving on the firm’s cannabis team, which has been guiding marijuana and industrial hemp clients for nearly a decade, making the team particularly poised for today’s fast-changing regulatory environment.

Clients appreciate that Jeff understands their business demands. While attending law school, he supervised a team of nine analysts at a credit risk management services company for underwriters and insurers. Prior to joining Husch Blackwell, he served as associate counsel for a Denver-based investment firm with more than $100 million in assets, where he participated in the structuring, forming and closing of multiple hedge funds and real estate-related venture capital investments.


Industry

Services

Education

  • J.D., University of Denver Sturm College of Law
    • University of Denver Law Review
  • B.A., Allegheny College
    • Economics
    • Wurst Award for Community Building

Admissions

  • Colorado

Professional Associations and Memberships

Experience
  • Real estate counsel to a publicly traded self-storage REIT in connection with the acquisition and disposition of self-storage facilities located throughout the United States with transactions ranging in size from a single self-storage facility to large multi-state portfolios. Led a team of six in the representation of the acquisition of a 12 state, 66 facility portfolio, valued at $630 million.
  • Represented developer with the acquisition, financing and development of a $55 million apartment complex in Lakewood, CO.
Case Studies
U.S. Beef & Platform Ventures

When U.S. Beef, formerly the largest franchisee of Arby’s restaurants in the U.S., sought to shift its business focus after selling its restaurant assets in December 2018, it partnered with Platform Ventures, an investment firm, to acquire the Plaza Vista Office Building, located on the west end of Kansas City’s iconic Plaza District, from EverWest Real Estate Investors. The deal proved to be incredibly complex, and U.S. Beef and Platform turned to Husch Blackwell for guidance in turning their plans into reality.

Community Leadership
  • Downtown Denver Partnership, Downtown Denver Awards Jury, 2019