Hildreth, Catherine A.

Helping clients navigate the complex real estate landscape, Catherine Hildreth combines development, land use, entitlement, acquisition and disposition work in her practice when approaching commercial, multifamily, resort and industrial projects. She provides legal expertise to local and national developers when they consider the development or acquisition of a wide range of property assets, including apartments and multifamily residential buildings, office, retail, ski resorts, golf courses, industrial, mixed use and land.

In Colorado, Catherine has an intricate understanding of the development and business climate and experience representing big-box retailers and local developers on land use, title and financing matters. On the national scale, Catherine has worked on complex development projects for resorts such as Squaw Valley, large mixed-use projects and nationwide portfolio acquisitions in the hospitality, resort and recreation industry, and the multifamily residential industry. She also represents agricultural clients in the acquisition and disposition of vineyards and farms.

Prior to joining Brownstein, Catherine represented major financial institutions in real estate litigation, Chapter 11 bankruptcy matters and other matters related to real estate secured debt. 

Representative Matters
  • Counsel to the real estate developer advising on the transactional due diligence and entitlements for the development of Bighorn Crossing, a mixed-use, 140 unit residential and commercial project in Georgetown, Colorado, which will include townhouses and condominiums, a brew pub and a Microtel by Wyndham.

  • Represented Brue Baukol Capital Partners in the acquisition of 64 acres of land near DIA for development. The property is adjacent to the Panasonic development and is directly in the path of progress.

  • Represented Brue Baukol Capital Partners with its partner Brinkman in the acquisition and construction financing of the high profile Foundry development site in Loveland, Colorado. The acquired parcels at Foundry will be developed into two multifamily complexes with mixed-use ground floor components.

  • Represented Brue Baukol Capital Partners in the sale of the storied Hardscrabble Mountain Ranch in Eagle County, Colorado, together with various water rights, to The Conservation Fund, which was thereafter dedicated to Eagle County as open space.

  • Represented ClubCorp Holdings, Inc. in its acquisition of Oakhurst Golf & Country Club in Clarkston, Michigan.

  • Represented ClubCorp Holdings, Inc. in its acquisition of Norbeck Country Club in Rockville, Maryland.

  • Represented Full Sail Brewing Company in a term loan and revolving credit facility from Bank of the West. Full Sail is a craft brewery located in Hood River, Oregon, and a portfolio company of Encore Consumer Capital.

  • Represented ClubCorp Holdings, Inc. in its acquisition of North Hills Country Club in Glenside, Pennsylvania.

  • Represented ClubCorp Holdings, Inc. in its acquisition of Eagle’s Nest Country Club in Phoenix, Maryland.

  • Represented KSL Capital Partners in the sale of the Miraval Group, the owner and operator of the Miraval Brand, the Miraval Resort and Spa in Tucson Arizona, and the Travaasa Resort and Spa in Austin, Texas.

  • Represented Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows in a refinancing of a term loan and revolving credit facility from Wells Fargo Bank. Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is a premier ski resort and a portfolio company of KSL Capital Partners.

  • Represented Priderock Capital Partners in the acquisition of Highline Village apartments, a 467-unit apartment complex in Aurora, CO, for $71.3 million.

  • Represented The Bay Club Company, a California-based active lifestyle corporation, in acquiring Fairbanks Ranch Country Club in San Diego, CA.

  • Represented The Bay Club Company in its acquisition of Active Sports Clubs’ Santana Row location through an asset purchase.

  • Represented Bay Club Company in its acquisition of Spectrum Clubs, Inc. and its subsidiaries. Spectrum Clubs, Inc. owned 11 sports resort facilities in the Los Angeles metro area.

  • Brownstein acted as lead real estate general counsel for Freeport LNG Development, L.P. (Freeport LNG) and its subsidiaries in the acquisition of a multi-train natural gas liquefaction and export facility being constructed at Freeport LNG’s existing LNG regasification facility at Quintana Island near Freeport, Texas. The real estate component of this project involved (i) closing-on and repurposing over 13 miles of pipeline, (ii) acquiring owner and lender title policies for the entire project in the amount of $US11 billion, which was one of the largest issuances of title insurance in history and involved every national title insurance company, and (iii) using complex conveyance instruments to provide common ownership for portions of the project and maintaining separate ownership for other portions. The total committed debt and equity (including for contingencies and cost overruns) is in excess of US$11 billion. The financing was the largest fully non-recourse construction project financing in history.

  • Counsel to ClubCorp in its acquisition of Atlanta-based Sequoia Golf in a deal valued at roughly $265M. The deal for the additional 50 clubs was negotiated and concluded in only two months.

  • Represents shareholder of a hemp growing operation in a shareholder dispute.

  • Represents lending institution in preparing policies for real estate secured loans where the tenant is a CBD manufacturer.

News & Events

Vice President, Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation (Jeffco EDC)

Executive Committee, Family Tree

Steering Committee, Jeffco Bright Futures 

Board of Directors, Lyons Ridge Metropolitan District 

Co-Chair, Develop Jeffco, Jeffco EDC (2017-2018)

Board Member, STRIVE Prep Young Professionals (2015-2017)


Publications & Presentations
  • J.D., 2008, The John Marshall Law School
  • B.A., 2004, cum laude, Ohio State University
  • Colorado
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit

Colorado Bar Association

Denver Bar Association