Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck named Carolynne White, a shareholder in its Denver office, co-chair of the firm’s Real Estate Department. Ana Lazo Tenzer is also co-chair of the firm’s Real Estate Department. A well-respected thought leader in the field of commercial real estate, Carolynne has worked on many of the most prominent developments and redevelopments throughout the Colorado Front Range and her diverse practice spans land use, government relations and natural resources.
Carolynne has two decades of experience working at the state and local government level on land use issues. Her specialty is managing multifaceted and challenging projects and navigating multiple regulatory environments for optimal outcomes for clients. Carolynne’s practice focuses primarily on the zoning and entitlement process, with an emphasis on complex projects involving redevelopment, infill, brownfields, urban renewal, eminent domain, mixed use, transit-oriented development, PIFs and other public financing tools, and special issues such as historic preservation. She has obtained entitlements for projects ranging from high-rise hotels to large-format retail to mixed-use developments involving retail, office and residential components. She also has handled permitting for pipelines, compressor stations, and other mining and oil and gas-related facilities. In addition, Carolynne serves as special and general counsel to a variety of governmental and quasi-governmental entities, such as urban renewal authorities, special districts and redevelopment authorities.
One of only 23 LEED-accredited attorneys in the state of Colorado, Carolynne holds a dual master’s degree in public administration and urban and regional planning from the University of Colorado at Denver. She earned her law degree at the University of Denver and her bachelor’s degree at the University of New Mexico.