Vallin, Gregory A.

Greg Vallin represents national, regional and local clients in real estate development, aiding them in the legal development process from the ground up with in-depth industry experience. His practice also includes acquisitions and dispositions, leasing and financing.

Greg’s work encompasses an impressive swath of residential master planned communities, including representation of Sterling Ranch in the selling of 800 homes to five national homebuilders in a complicated simultaneously closed transaction.

He also plays an integral role in representing McWhinney’s Centerra development, one of the largest retail and commercial economic hubs in northern Colorado, setting the pace and tone for future development throughout the surrounding municipalities.

Greg has also represented Lennar, the country’s largest homebuilder, and Arvada Residential Partners, LCC’s Candelas development, a community lauded for its potential to embody in the Colorado way of life through outdoor recreation accessibility and environmental responsibility.

Greg’s major ticket development work has also spanned from the creation of the 294-home mixed use development project at the former Green Gables Country Club location to the development of Starwood’s mixed generation housing project High Pointe, located between Denver and Aurora.

His work demonstrates a strong track record of working not only with large homebuilders and developers, but on innovate and inspired projects throughout Denver and the state, including representation of Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting Network in mixed use redevelopment project in downtown Denver.

He has represented Corporate Express, one of the largest office supply distribution companies in the United States, with  the acquisition and leasing of thousands of square feet of warehouse and flexible office/warehouse space. Greg has represented the largest Apartment Real Estate Investment Trust in the country with the acquisition and disposition of large apartment projects located throughout the United States.

Greg's experience includes representing many national retail restaurant chains with the acquisition, development, leasing and financing of restaurant sites throughout the country, including Boston Market, Einstein Brothers' Bagels, Qdoba, Noodles & Company, the Keg, and Houlihans Restaurant Company. He has also represented various shopping center developers with all aspects of financing, developing and leasing retail centers.

Greg's interest in preserving Colorado's most beautiful places has led him to be active in the land conservation community. He has represented land trusts and landowners in transactions involving the preservation of unique and scenic property through the use of conservation easements and other land preservation techniques. Greg negotiated and prepared the largest donated conservation easement in Colorado history. He is also actively involved in the conservation community as a director of the Colorado Coalition of Land Trusts, a statewide umbrella organization for land trusts and government open space programs.

As a member of the firm's Renewable Energy Practice Group, Greg is an active speaker on wind energy. In the last year, he has given CLE presentations on wind farms to the Colorado Bar Association, NAIOP, the South Metro Chamber of Commerce and Colorado Corporate Counsel. He has also twice taught the Wind Law class at University of Denver, and has represented a wind developer in North Dakota.

Representative Matters
  • Counseling a residential developer client in the development of a residential community, including structuring and negotiating the sales of residential lots to a variety of home builders.

  • Represented the landowner in land use, financing and disposition of $300M Gaylord Hotel Conference Center location and bond closing negotiations.

  • Represented a real estate investment firm in the acquisition, mixed use development and resale of Ninth and Colorado Boulevard site, in Denver, Colorado. 

  • Represented a real estate investment firm in the acquisition, mixed use development and resale of Green Gables Country Club in Denver, Colorado. 

  • Represented a publicly-traded, Denver-based real estate investment trust in the negotiation, sale and closing of more than $804 million in sales involving 64 apartment complexes located across the United States over a three year period..

  • Represented an individual private investor in the acquisition of approximately 24 acres of real property located in Douglas County, Colorado. Brownstein handled the associated matters in connection with developing the property as an osteopathic college, including the negotiation of related contracts for the acquisition of additional adjacent property and the development, cost-sharing, tap purchase and infrastructure acquisition agreements between the investor, the seller and various metropolitan districts.

  • Represented Lennar Colorado, LLC, a large Colorado developer, in a complex option to purchase and share in the construction and development of a private golf course community in Adams County, Colorado.

  • Represented an individual purchaser in the acquisition of a 6,258-acre ranch with associated water, lease and easement rights and personal property in Jackson County, Colorado.

  • Represented Lennar Colorado, LLC, a large Colorado developer, in connection with a transaction involving the sale of a portfolio property as well as the simultaneous acquisition of a similar portfolio of real property from another developer. This unique real estate acquisition and disposition matter involved two separate private asset-holding 'landbank' investment firms and the negotiation of construction agreements related to the completion of platting and infrastructure improvements to both portfolios, and the negotiation and management of the corresponding option agreements.

News & Events
Community

Board of Directors, Everitt Real Estate Center

President, Mountain Area Land Trust, Evergreen, Colo.

Board Member, Colorado Coalition of Land Trusts

Publications & Presentations
Education
  • J.D., 1989, University of Colorado Law School
  • B.S., 1985, summa cum laude, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Phi Beta Kappa
Admissions
  • Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
Membership

American Bar Association

Colorado Bar Association

Denver Bar Association

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