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Kevin H. Kelley

Kevin H. Kelley

Office Managing Partner
office: 303.892.4424
fax: 303.749.7272

Kevin focuses his practice exclusively on the real estate industry.

He advises clients on the acquisition, development, financing, operation and disposition of apartments, senior housing, hotels and resorts, mixed-use communities, public-private projects, industrial, office and retail properties, and self-storage facilities. He has represented the public owners in the development of the two newest publicly owned NBA basketball arenas, and currently represents the public owner of Safeco Field in connection with the renegotiation of the Seattle Mariners' lease. 

In addition, Kevin is the Managing Partner of the firm’s Denver office and previously chaired the firm's Investment Real Estate and Housing groups. 

Kevin's recent accomplishments include:

  • Representing an industrial REIT in its acquisition of a six-property portfolio for $189 million.
  • Representing self-storage REIT in its acquisition of a 66-property portfolio for $630 million.
  • Representing the Wisconsin Center District in the development of a new $524 million downtown arena for the Milwaukee Bucks.
  • Representing the City of Sacramento in the development of a new $477 million downtown arena for the Sacramento Kings.
  • Representing the Regional Transportation District in the redevelopment of Denver’s historic Union Station using both public and private funds to create a mixed-use project of public transportation, a boutique hotel and retail, food and beverage, and office spaces.
  • Representing a developer in the development, leasing and sale of a $65.5 million office building in Denver’s Union Station neighborhood.




  • Downtown Denver Partnership, Inc., 2016 Volunteer of the Year
  • The Best Lawyers In America, Real Estate Law, 2015-2019
  • Colorado Super Lawyers, Real Estate, 2009-2018
  • Chambers USA, Real Estate Law
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent


  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law
      • Virginia Journal of Natural Resources Law, notes editor
  • B.A., Washington and Lee University
    • summa cum laude
      • Distinguished Military Graduate
      • Omicron Delta Kappa
      • Phi Beta Kappa


  • Colorado
  • New York (inactive)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
Thought Leadership
Client Results
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P3 Fly-in Summit
June 09, 2016
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Community Leadership
  • Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, Board Member
  • Downtown Denver Partnership Management Group, Inc.
  • Downtown Denver, Inc.
    • Affordable Housing Task Force
    • Board of Directors
    • Downtown Denver Awards Jury, Chair  
  • Junior Achievement, Rocky Mountain Inc.
    • Board of Directors
    • Executive Committee