Welcome to NAIOP Colorado's bi-monthly newsletter and Sponsor Spotlight page. 

Posted December 2023


Founded in 1968, more than 50 years ago, by three University of Colorado graduates, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck provides its clients a value that no other western law firm can match—an integrated approach that combines sensible business solutions with a federal, state and local government perspective. At Brownstein, “all in” isn’t just a catchy slogan or an empty claim. It’s an approach we apply to each challenge we take on. And an attitude that keeps our clients coming back, time and time again. This mentality inspires us to put all of our resources to work for our clients. From our multidisciplinary perspective—which brings together our unparalleled understanding of law, business and policy—to the deep connections we cultivate across industries and communities, we have a unique ability to see the bigger picture. 

Having been based in Denver for our entire 55 year history, Brownstein, and specifically our Real Estate Department, has had the pleasure of helping shape the growth of downtown Denver and Colorado’s front range. From urban renewal and major infill projects to development, financing and sale of multifamily, hotel and office projects in all of the surrounding sub markets our attorneys have worked on some of Colorado’s most impactful projects: the historic redevelopment of Union Station, the award-winning development of McGregor Square, the U.S. Air Force Academy’s new visitor center complex and the Populus Hotel which will be the first “carbon-positive” hotel in the nation. 

Shareholder Caitlin Quander, a member of the firm’s Real Estate Department, serves as 2023 president of the board of directors of NAIOP Colorado. Caitlin has been involved with the organization for 11 years and now serves as the face of the organization during her year-long term as president. She credits her NAIOP involvement with connecting her with countless professionals in the commercial real estate industry and helping her understand the development process as a whole. In this role, Caitlin wants to be part of shaping the vision for Denver and Colorado. “My goal is to enhance the image of the commercial real estate industry with the general public,” she said. “Many have this idea that development is disconnected from the community or just out to make money. That is so far from the truth. The NAIOP Colorado members I know live and work in the communities that they love and want to shape Colorado so it is sustainable and affordable for our children that we are raising.” 

Click here to learn more about our work in Colorado.

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Posted December 2023

FirstBank—Doing What’s Right for Our Customers, Communities, and Employees 

FirstBank began providing banking services in 1963 and has grown into one of the nation’s largest privately-held banks. The bank offers a variety of commercial banking services, including business financing, commercial real estate loans, treasury management, and full range of consumer deposit accounts, home equity loans, mortgages, rental property loans, and more. 

As an industry leader, FirstBank has spent the last 60 years creating a meaningful and stress-free banking experience. We’re proud to be named “Best in State Banks” by Forbes, voted “2023 Best Bank” by ColoradoBiz Magazine, and selected as one of the nation’s “10 Top-Performing Banks with $10 to $50 billion in Assets” by an American Banker study. 

FirstBank attributes this success to an unwavering commitment to doing what’s right for our customers, communities, and employees. This also includes ensuring commercial businesses and developers -- which are the heartbeat of our economy -- have the needed resources to grow and run more efficiently. 

In fact, we pride ourselves on providing solutions that can help your company’s bottom line, and offer a  variety of finance opportunities, including Owner Occupied Commercial Real Estate (OOCRE) loans, Small Business Administration (SBA) 504 loans, and construction loans, to name a few. 

Moreover, FirstBank has financed several notable mixed-use commercial developments across Colorado, Arizona, and California, including Denver’s Union Station and Larimer Square. We’re proud to help businesses, large and small, expand their footprint. 

As a long-time sponsor of the NAIOP, FirstBank is proud to partner with an organization focused on making Colorado a great place to live, work, and play. Learn more at efirstbank.com.

Adam Sands
Market President
  Nick Job
Senior Vice President
  Lauren Cheney
Senior Vice President

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Posted December 2023

Transwestern Real Estate Services

Transwestern Real Estate Services (TRS) strives to add value for investors, owners and occupiers across all commercial property types. Fueled by a holistic perspective of the real estate life cycle, agility and creativity are hallmarks of our approach, while vast national resources and sound market intelligence underpin customized recommendations and property solutions. Transwestern has been active in the Denver-area real estate market since the early 2000s and we’ve seamlessly transacted on a diverse range of properties and development opportunities. Each transaction is approached with a customized strategy, tailored to align with the unique intricacies and requirements presented.

TRS is part of the Transwestern enterprise, which consists of five dynamic, integrated companies. Clients and investors rely on us for expertise that spans institutional and opportunistic investment, development, hospitality, and brokerage and asset services. Our award-winning, collaborative culture empowers team members with resources and independence to work across boundaries in pursuit of innovative solutions, reinforcing a reputation for service excellence that translates to measurable results. Through offices nationwide and alliance partners around the globe, we positively impact the built environment and our communities while fostering a work climate that champions career vitality for all.  

Transwestern is pleased to support and be part of NAIOP. In 2023, Jack Ellis, an associate in the Denver office, was named the NAIOP Colorado Rising Star. 

You can learn more about the firm at www.transwestern.com and @Transwestern. Or contact Robert Knisely, Managing Director and Market Leader for our Denver office.

Robert Knisely
Managing Director & Market Leader
Tranwestern Real Estate Services

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Posted August 2023

First American Title-NCS - We're here to close your deal.

First American Title NCS Colorado offers title insurance, escrow, and settlement solutions through a team of industry-leading professionals whose expertise, commitment to excellence and dedication to innovation and exceptional service provide clients with a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

Our escrow team offers the most informative and dedicated service in the industry, backed by a strong team of title professionals empowered to deliver creative underwriting solutions.

First American Title NCS is recognized as the most innovative and respected commercial real estate business partner, and we are committed to providing solutions that contribute to your success.

Your Local Sales Team


Nicole Haapala
Vice President |
National Account Manager

First American Title-NCS

  John Huemoller
National Account Manager
First American Title-NCS
  Annie Arnwine
National Account Manager
First American Title-NCS


If you would like to learn more about First American Title NCS Colorado and their services, please visit: https://www.firstam.com/title/commercial/


Posted March 2023

Alcorn Construction

Alcorn Construction is an award-winning general contractor specializing in relationship-based commercial office, light industrial, retail, multi-family, and senior living projects in the Denver and Phoenix metro areas.

Alcorn was established by Amy and Chris Alcorn in 2008, with a vision to act like an in-house construction company for customers who wanted a high level of service, without having the kind of overhead that would be required to have your own construction company. They quickly found that new construction work was drying up, rolled up their sleeves, and became experts at tenant finish work, all while keeping their eye on their vision of behaving like an in-house construction company for their customers. In 2011, as the economy began to rebound, Alcorn completed their first of many successful ground-up projects and continued to provide the high level of service that their tenant finish customers had come to expect, by bringing their “design-build mindset” to the commercial interior arena.

Since 2008, Alcorn has grown, largely by word of mouth, from a $1.5M start-up working our Amy and Chris’ basement, to an award-winning $100M general contractor with nearly 50 employees across two offices. Alcorn has built more than 700 projects since our founding – always with the drive to build with the power of partnership. We have kept Amy and Chris’s vision of behaving like an in-house construction company and have added a supporting vision to be a place where great people love to work, and in turn, customers are delighted. In 2018, Alcorn implemented EOS, which solidified our values, documented our proven process, and provided direction through 2026. We have also won back-to-back Denver Business Journal Best Places to Work Awards from 2019-2022, lending credence to our goal of being a great place where people love to work.

Today, Alcorn is managed by our leadership team of Derek Simpson, Jim Roland, Julia Miller, Jason Randels, and Matt Newman under the guidance of Amy and Chris. We have a dedicated preconstruction department, which we have invested in to provide excellence from concept to completion, and we continue to be known for our unique blend of being easy to work with, driving excellence from concept to completion, and living by the 26 behaviors of the Alcorn Way in order to make the construction process easy for developers, architects, commercial real estate brokers, project managers, tenants, and owners.

You can check their website out here - Alcorn Construction

Their various projects can be reviewed here - Parc Santa Fe, Palm Gateway Logistics Center, Cresset Capital, Platte 56, Sunrise Kitchen, Salon, and Spa.


Fidelity National Title is deeply committed to NAIOP’s mission to serve Colorado’s commercial real estate industry 

Through the efforts of NAIOP Colorado's Past President John Ellis, Erin Kelley, Katie Picone, Bob Masten, Geoff Sanders, Steve Boyka, Mej Ellsworth, Darren Hone, and John Miller, Fidelity continues its tradition of support for NAIOP-Colorado’s charitable endeavors, educational efforts, and advocacy for the commercial real estate industry. We have volunteered our time and energy on NAIOP’s Executive Committee, Board of Directors, Legislative Affairs Committee, Mentor-Mentee Program, Fight Night, Awards of Achievement, Developer Showcase, Developing Leaders Committee, and many more of NAIOP’s important programs.

Fidelity National Title is the nation’s oldest title insurance company and has deep roots in Colorado. Founded in 1847, Fidelity National Title offers unsurpassed financial strength as the national title insurance market share leader. 

As an innovative, customer-focused industry leader, Fidelity is consistently ranked in the FORTUNE® 500 and on the FORTUNE® list of America’s Most Admired Companies. Fidelity is also on the Forbes list of The World’s Best Companies, and has recently been ranked as one of America’s Best Employers for Diversity, The Best Employers for Women, The World’s Best Employers, and America’s Best Employers.

Our first Colorado office opened in 1946 and today we are the market share leader in the state. We have 35 offices across the state and over 400 employees serving Colorado’s real estate community.

Fidelity’s Colorado-based National Commercial Services Division is the largest operation of its kind in the Rocky Mountain Region, handling every facet of commercial real estate transactions in Colorado and across the United States. Ours is the most experienced commercial title insurance team in the region and has the expertise to handle transactions of all sizes: whether it’s a family-owned operating business, a complex construction project, a professional sports stadium, an energy project, or a multi-state portfolio of assets.

Our roots run deep in Colorado and our commitment to the success of our customers and our community is strong. It is our pleasure to support NAIOP and the commercial real estate community it serves.

If you would like to learn more, check us out at: https://ncscolorado.fntg.com/



Land Title Guarantee Company, Colorado's largest locally owned and operated title agency, has a long and proud history with NAIOP. A corporate member since 1994, Land Title has been the presenting sponsor of the NAIOP Colorado Rocky Mountain Real Estate Challenge for over ten years and regularly supports various committees.

In addition to providing support for annual events, Land Title team members are personally involved with NAIOP. Most recently, Luke Davidson was a Board Member from 2014-2019 with Mindy Humphrey taking his place on the Board as of 2020. Both served as NAIOP committee members for the past 10 years.

“Land Title is a long-time supporter of NAIOP and our partnership continues to be extremely mutually beneficial,” said John E. Freyer, Jr., President of Land Title Guarantee Company. “In addition, we are delighted to be involved with the NAIOP Rocky Mountain Real Estate Challenge again this year, in that it marries students with industry leaders against a real-world backdrop to both challenge, educate and inspire everyone involved. We are happy to see a spotlight on Colorado Springs as a top place to work, live and grow.”

In late May, Land Title committed to sponsor the NAIOP Rocky Mountain Real Estate Challenge through 2027. NAIOP Colorado's Executive Director Kathie Barstnar shared, "Without the support and dedication of the staff and ownership of Land Title – NAIOP Colorado might not be the organization it is.  We certainly would not have been able to develop the Real Estate Challenge to the premier event it is without the long-standing support of Land Title both of time and treasure.  Additionally, we have worked together to help create good public policy that protects the consumer and advances the commercial real estate industry. We could not have asked for a better partnership."

Founded in 1967, Land Title has more than 50 offices spanning the state with its headquarters in the heart of Cherry Creek North. Land Title is the commercial market share leader in both transactional and dollar volumes across all of Colorado in each of the last 10 years. With more than 600 annual closings over $10M, the Company boasts the largest team of tenured title, closing and sales professionals dedicated to the commercial real estate market. By combining the financial strength and flexibility of the nation’s strongest underwriters with the knowledge of Colorado real estate laws, customs and markets, Land Title seeks to deliver an unsurpassed transactional experience.

The team closed some of the largest, most complex and most recognized transactions in Colorado including Union Station, McGregor Square, Larimer Square, Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch, among others.

Further, Land Title is dedicated to Colorado communities. Each year, the Company supports numerous organizations across the state ranging from local food banks, to mental health advocacy groups, to youth athletics and relief for those impacted by wildfires. Leadership starts at the top and the executive team regularly donates their time to professional and civic organizations that promote and support the communities in which we work. You can learn more at ltgc.com.




NAIOP Colorado Sustaining Sponsor and commercial general contractor Arch-Con® Corporation is proudly taking root in Denver and is a veteran supporter of NAIOP nationally. 

Arch-Con recently purchased an office building at 131 Madison Street in Cherry Creek for its Colorado operations, is well underway building its first industrial project in the area and is actively working with clients through preliminary pricing, site plans and preconstruction on a number of projects in the Mile High City.

Arch-Con was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Houston, opened a Dallas office in 2016, an Austin office in early 2021 and is excited to be in Denver. Arch-Con has grown to revenues exceeding $500 million annually, an employee base of more than 200, listed in the Inc. 5000 seven times, listed in the ENR Top 400 Contractors the last six years and listed in Houston Business Journal as the second largest construction company in Houston based on 2020 revenues.

Arch-Con is a long-time, proud supporter of NAIOP. Arch-Con Project Developer Erin Kelley has served on the NAIOP Colorado chapter board since 2018 and was the chapter’s 2018 Member of the Year. Arch-Con Founder and CEO Michael G. Scheurich has served on a NAIOP National Forum for nearly 10 years and served on the NAIOP Houston chapter board of directors for nine years. Arch-Con President Jason M. Cooper currently serves on the NAIOP Houston chapter board of directors. 

Denver leadership and NAIOP connection

Two Denver-based leaders Chad Headlee and Kelley joined Arch-Con in 2021 and NAIOP was a valuable resource when Arch-Con was looking to hire top talent in Colorado. Scheurich turned to NAIOP and the relationships he developed through the organization, one such relationship is that with Kelley. Scheurich and Kelley met through NAIOP and fostered a relationship over the years which led them to now work together.

Kelley works with clients from concept to completion, facilitating projects and relationships. Kelley has a keen understanding of commercial construction in Denver having worked on the owner’s representation side as well as the architectural side of commercial real estate. Kelley is an active board member for the NAIOP Colorado chapter, served as the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Taskforce Chair for two years, the Developing Leaders Chair in 2018, the Mentor Mentee Chair for four years and served as a Government Affairs Environmental and Infrastructure Committee Member for three years.

Chad Headlee serves as vice president for Arch-Con in Denver with nearly 30 years in the construction industry and more than 20 years of project management and executive experience. Headlee has led various design-build, LEED certified and build-to-suit projects totaling more than $500 million in various project types from high-end office buildings to convention centers. Headlee is also an active member of NAIOP as well as a member of the Downtown Denver Partnership Economic Development Committee and SIOR. 

Arch-Con looks forward to advancing the mission of NAIOP in Colorado! Come visit us at our Cherry Creek office and at www.arch-con.com.

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