Aaron Hyatt is chair of the Real Estate Department of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, where he is proud to be a leader of the firm’s premier real estate transaction practice. His practice focuses on the acquisition, financing, leasing, development and disposition of various real estate assets, including apartment and office buildings, hotels, shopping centers, casinos and mixed-use projects. Aaron’s broad spectrum of experience with complex and high-profile real estate transactions makes him an invaluable asset to his clients and an integral part of their business, and he regularly serves as outside general counsel to clients with large and diverse real estate portfolios.
For development clients, Aaron navigates all components of sophisticated development projects, including due diligence, entitlements, real estate structuring (including ground lease, condominium, planned community, and other complex structures), acquisition and construction financing, joint venture partnerships, design and construction contracting, leasing, and other pre-development and development services. Aaron’s development work in Denver is especially notable, where he has served as lead counsel on some of the city’s most exciting new development projects, including the Steele Creek and Saint Paul Collection multifamily projects and the Halcyon and the Moxy hotel projects in Cherry Creek North. Aaron has also served as lead real estate counsel on other high-profile private and public/private projects in Denver, including the development and financing of the Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center and History Center Colorado.
For institutional clients and other real estate owners, Aaron provides added value services. He has a respected leasing practice and represents owners of some of the largest Class A office projects in Denver, including Dairy Block, 1601 Wewatta, 1144 15th St., and Wells Fargo Center. Aaron also represents tenants in connection with large, complex lease transactions, including corporate and regional headquarters leases, build-to-suit leasing, and ground leasing. Aaron and the firm’s Real Estate Department also assist clients with all other aspects of owning and managing high-value real estate assets, including asset, property management, brokerage, construction, development, and other service agreements.
A Denver native, Aaron is active in the community, where he has served on numerous nonprofit boards and commissions, and where he continues to volunteer and give back. Aaron is proud to have served as the co-chair of the 2016 Executive Luncheon for Jewish Family Service, which raised almost $1 million dollars for one of the firm’s pro bono clients.
Aaron started his career at the firm in 2000, and he has served in various leadership roles, including co-chair of the Summer Associate program, real estate counsel to the firm and his current role as chair of the Real Estate Department.