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Kyle R. Blackmer

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Phone
303.575.7548
Email
kblackmer@ottenjohnson.com
Assistant
Karen Dunahay, 303.575.7586

Overview

Kyle Blackmer represents clients in a variety of real estate and real estate finance transactions across the United States. He currently focuses on representing both lenders and borrowers on a wide array of projects, including the finance and construction of commercial, mixed-use, hotel, multi-family and resort developments. Kyle also partners with clients in the acquisition, disposition and overall development of real estate, and has experience assisting landlords with their retail leasing.

In each case, Kyle focuses on using the right legal tools to help his clients achieve their business goals. His experience includes work on multi-family, retail, industrial, office, warehouse, and hotel, educational and senior living facilities across the country— from Arizona to Maryland and Washington to North Carolina. Kyle’s recent experience includes assisting a lender client with construction financing for a mixed-used resort development in a Colorado mountain community, assisting a borrower client with construction financing for a condominium project at a ski resort in Utah, and assisting a developer client with the sale and related joint venture development of property in southern California.

Before law school, Kyle was a researcher for Jim Collins, the best-selling author of Good to Great. A Boettcher Scholar, he serves on the board of directors for Out Boulder County. Kyle is also a graduate of the Leadership Fellows Boulder County leadership program.  He has also served as an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado Law School, his alma mater, where he served as editor-in-chief of the University of Colorado Law Review and graduated with high honors. After law school, Kyle served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Judge Lewis T. Babcock of the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado.

Kyle is the chair of the firm's Recruiting Committee and its Values Committee.

Specialty Practice: Charter School Finance

Practice Areas

Industries Served

Publications

  • Co-author, Colorado Legislature Brings Power to the People, Colorado Energy News, June 23, 2013
  • Research published in Jim Collins, Great By Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck—Why Some Thrive Despite Them All (HarperCollins, 2011)
  • Research published in Jim Collins, How the Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give In (HarperCollins, 2009)

Awards & Involvement

  • Out Boulder County, Board of Directors (2019 – 2021)
  • Boulder County Leadership Fellows Program Graduate (2018)
  • Boettcher Scholar Alumni Board (2013 – Present; Chair 2014 – 2017)
  • Courtland H. Peterson Leadership Award (University of Colorado Law School, 2011)
  • Boettcher Scholar (2004)

Jurisdiction

  • State of Colorado
  • Colorado Bar Association

Education

  • J.D., University of Colorado Law School (2011); Order of the Coif; Editor-in-Chief, University of Colorado Law Review
  • B.S., University of Colorado-Boulder (2008); With High Distinction; Boettcher Scholar; Presidents Leadership Class Scholar; Beta Gamma Sigma

Generosity

“I believe in the Humane Society of Boulder Valley’s mission to protect and enhance the lives of companion animals by promoting healthy relationships between pets and people, because I subscribe to Gandhi’s idea that the greatness of a community can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”