No matter what the type of organization, playing an active role in the political decision-making process and policy formation is no longer a luxury—it is an imperative.
Dividing his time between real property acquisition/disposition, development work, financing, and leasing, Jake Whitted’s real estate practice focuses primarily on multi-family, condominium, mixed-use, office, retail and commercial projects on a local, regional and national basis.
Jake’s combination of handling acquisitions and dispositions paired with his development work and financing experience allow him to counsel clients on a range of projects from start to finish, whether $2 million developments or $250 million ventures. By understanding both sides of the process, Jake is able to collaborate with clients to avoid potential pitfalls, expedite projects and transactions, and meet their business objectives.
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.
Represented 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.
Denver Art Museum, Development Committee Member
City Year Denver, Associate Board Member
Hidden Punch: Commonly Used Contract Terms That May Have Different Meanings Than You Expect: How Courts Have Interpreted Terms Such as “Good Faith Efforts” and “Commercially Reasonable”
Panelist, Association of Corporate Counsel In-House Counsel Forum (April 2012)
Bartlett v. Strickland: The Crossover of Race and Politics
87 Denv. U. L. Rev. 581 (2010)
University of Denver Law Review, Senior Articles Editor