Land Use & Real Estate

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For over two decades, FGMC’s Land Use and Real Estate (LURE) team has built a reputation for being creative, practical, and results driven. Our team is comprised of experts across the disciplines of land use and planning, real estate transactions, construction, development, project finance, leasing, and property administration.  LURE team members are both passionate advocates and proficient technicians, with an unrivaled breadth of capabilities and experience in Colorado land use and real estate matters.

Our collaborative professionals consist of experienced land use and transactional real estate attorneys and a land use and transportation planner.  Through a multi-disciplinary approach that fully integrates land use advocacy and real estate law, our team efficiently navigates complex regulations and transactions to achieve our clients’ objectives.

Our LURE clients include national, regional, and local developers, property owners, builders, and tenants. Our professionals approach every matter with an ownership mentality.  Our excellent relationships with local officials across Colorado, deep understanding of approval processes, and transactional proficiency are routinely brought to bear in solving complex issues across all stages of the land use and real estate life cycle.

Land Use Entitlements:

  • Annexations and annexation agreements
  • Rezoning and planned unit development/master planned communities
  • Subdivisions and subdivision improvement agreements
  • Conditional and special use permits
  • Variances
  • Large development review approvals
  • Development agreements, intergovernmental agreements and vested rights agreements

Zoning and Entitlement Analysis

Project Financing:

  • Public-private partnerships
  • Economic incentives
  • Urban renewal and tax increment financing
  • Public improvement fees
  • CMBS/construction loans/1031s

Transportation and Other Infrastructure Projects, including State and Federal Approvals

Transactional Projects:

  • Commercial acquisitions and dispositions
  • Residential builder/bulk lot sale transactions
  • Agricultural/ranch transactions
  • Commercial leasing

AIA Construction Agreements

National Tenant Representation

Distressed Property Transactions; Troubled Debt Restructuring

Property Management (Commercial, Office, Hospitality)