Bob Fisher

Shareholder, LEED® AP
Phone
303.575.7508
Email
bfisher@ottenjohnson.com
Assistant

Wanda Potthoff, 303.575.7522

Overview

Bob Fisher has over 30 years of experience in a variety of real estate and land use matters in the Denver metropolitan area, as well as many of Colorado’s mountain resort communities. Bob routinely represents real estate clients with respect to purchase and sale transactions, construction contracts, ground leases, retail and office leases, and mortgage lending (representing both borrowers and lenders). Bob advises clients on a wide-range of development matters, representing clients in the creation of condominiums and planned communities, negotiation of public/private development agreements, obtaining land use entitlements, and the use of special districts and special district financing in connection with development projects. Bob is a member of the firm's Recruiting and Wellness Committees.

Practice Areas

Industries Served

Experience

Representative experience includes:

  • Representation of mortgage lender in financing for the Brown Palace Hotel, in Denver, Colorado
  • Acquisition of Historic Market Center, a mixed-use project in Lower Downtown (LoDo), Denver, Colorado
  • Acquisition, financing, and re-sale of the historic Larimer Square mixed-use project, Denver, Colorado, including the establishment of the first codified transferable development rights (TDRs) in Denver
  • Preparation, negotiation and completion of development ground lease with the University of Colorado for the on-campus Advanced Technologies research facility, Boulder, Colorado
  • Acquisition of a five-star hotel in Vail, Colorado
  • Representation of a master developer in 600+ acre mixed-use project in the Gateway area of Denver, Colorado, including the establishment of Denver Zoning Code provisions for transferable impact fee credits and planned unit development (PUD) zoning with developer-controlled density allocations
  • Representation of the owner in connection with the sale, seller-carried financing and loan restructuring for 2000+ acre farm on Colorado’s eastern plains
  • Acted as special counsel for the City and County of Denver in connection with the development, securitized financing and sale of Pepsi Center, home of the Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche
  • Acquisition of development site for new hospital/medical campus in the Denver metropolitan area
  • Preparation and negotiation of development agreements with the City and County of Denver and the City of Aurora for the Green Valley Ranch master planned community
  • Counsel to the developer for various aspects of the development of mixed-use condominium/hotel resort, multifamily residential and commercial projects, in Vail, Colorado
  • Representation of the lender in deed-in-lieu transaction for a car dealership facility, in Englewood, Colorado, structuring of the liquidation process, and subsequent sale of real property assets to the new owner
  • Representation of the developer in the acquisition, municipal financing and site development for a Cabela’s-anchored retail center
  • Representation of the purchaser and private lender in the acquisition of a 1,000-site manufactured home community and financing of a related private water utility supplier

Publications

  • Co-author: Wind Energy Bill Would Require Wind Energy Agreements (Colorado Real Estate Journal 6/20/12)
  • Co-author: Green Multifamily Projects - Assessing Legal Risks Involved (Colorado Real Estate Journal 3/7/2012)
  • Co-author: Annual Survey of Real Property Law (Colorado Bar Association)
  • Speaker at continuing legal education seminars on mortgage lending
  • Author and Co-presenter: Entitlements Issues Affecting Distressed Residential Property (CLE seminar)
  • Author and Co-presenter: Green Building Law and Policy in a Recessionary Economy (Rocky Mountain Builder Conference)

Awards & Involvement

  • NAIOP, Colorado Chapter, Legislative Affairs Committee
  • LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional
  • “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Little League Baseball Coach

Jurisdiction

  • State of Colorado

Education

  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law (1980); Order of the Coif
  • B.S., Accounting, West Virginia University (1977); Magna Cum Laude