Whitted, Jacob P.

Jake Whitted brings a thoughtful and solutions-oriented approach in navigating all components of real estate deals and helping his clients realize their ultimate objectives. Jake’s local and national real estate practice focuses on the development, acquisition, financing, leasing and disposition of a variety of real estate asset classes, including multifamily apartment and condominium developments, senior living facilities, mixed-use, office and retail projects, and commercial and industrial properties and portfolios.

Jake assists real estate owners and developers through each phase of the transaction process and property life cycle, including initial deal structuring, due diligence review, joint venture partnerships, acquisition and construction financing, and related development, leasing, operational and management services. He also represents institutional and private equity lenders on a diverse range of real estate financing transactions, from initial acquisition and development financing to bridge and securitized loans.

Jake also serves as the co-chair of the Summer Associate Committee.

Representative Matters
  • Counsel to Etkin Johnson Real Estate Partners in the sale of its “Colorado Industrial Portfolio,” a 19-property portfolio (2M SF) of industrial properties located throughout the metro Denver area. This sale was negotiated and closed on a short timeline, and the property sold for $247.5M, the largest industrial sale in Colorado history.

  • Represented Guaranty Bank and Trust Company in term loans and credit facilities for Mile High Flea Market LLC and its affiliates, which own and operate Denver’s premiere flea market.

  • Represented SLV Castle Oaks L.L.C. in the sale of residential lots at Terrain in Castle Rock, Colorado.

  • Represented lender in loans secured by manufactured housing communities in Indiana, Ohio and Michigan.

  • Counsel to KeyBank in a term loan and revolving credit facility for Binswanger Enterprises, LLC, a leading manufacturer of glass and aluminum products for construction, residential and automotive markets in the U.S. and a portfolio company of Grey Mountain Partners.

  • Counsel to Etkin Johnson Real Estate Partners in the $247.5 million sale of its Colorado Industrial Portfolio (CIP), a 1.95 million square foot portfolio consisting of 19 properties along the Front Range. The transaction was recognized as the largest industrial portfolio sale ever in Colorado and the 20th largest sale in the U.S. in 2019.

News & Events

Mile High 360, Board of Directors

Denver Art Museum, Development Committee Member

Former Associate Board Member, City Year Denver

Publications & Presentations
  • J.D., 2011, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • B.A., 2006, cum laude, Middlebury College
  • Colorado

University of Denver Law Review, Senior Articles Editor