Kevin A. Gliwa


Carol Barwick, 303.575.7517


Kevin Gliwa represents real estate clients in lending transactions, purchase and sale transactions and development matters. Kevin has vast experience with complicated real estate loans, representing some of the largest institutional lenders on a nationwide basis. In connection with his real estate finance work, Kevin assists his clients with loan restructurings, deed-in-lieu transactions and subsequent sales of lender-owned properties. Kevin has also represented purchasers of loan portfolios, including auction purchasers of assets of failed financial institutions.

Practice Areas

Industries Served


Representative experience includes:

  • Lead attorney representing national life insurance holding company in commercial real estate loan originations exceeding an aggregate of $3 billion throughout continental U.S., secured by office, retail, apartment, industrial, hotel and manufactured housing community properties, and numerous loan modifications and restructurings of existing commercial real estate loans
  • Represented various lenders in restructuring and deed-in-lieu of foreclosure transactions and subsequent dispositions of acquired properties
  • Represented purchaser of a major office/hotel/apartment/healthclub project in downtown Denver in acquisition financing (and subsequent refinancing) and carryback financing in connection with contemporaneous sale of a portion of project
  • Represented developers of projects in annexations that resulted in more than doubling of sizes of towns of Avon and Silt, Colorado
  • Represented purchasers of loan portfolios, including auction purchasers of assets of failed financial institutions, in connection with acquisitions, modifications and workouts of acquired loans and subsequent loan payoffs or sales
  • Represented developer subsidiary of a public company in financings or sales and leasebacks of:  a $238,000,000 office building in downtown Denver, Colorado (highest sale price ever for an office building in Denver); three suburban office buildings in the Denver, Colorado area; a mixed use office, retail and residential condominium project in San Francisco, California; two office buildings and an operations center in Omaha, Nebraska; an office/hotel complex in Albuquerque, New Mexico; four office buildings in the Phoenix, Arizona area; and a research and development facility in Boulder, Colorado
  • Represented owners of large land holdings near resort areas of Telluride and Steamboat Springs, Colorado in connection with development planning, entitlement preservation and, in one case, sale of project
  • Represented large New York bank in nationwide commercial real estate construction lending program, including office, retail, hotel and condominium projects


  • Otten Johnson Alert: New York Court Enforces Springing Recourse Guaranty Despite One Action Rule (December 2013)

Awards & Involvement

  • Downtown Denver Partnership: Leadership Denver Program (2010)


  • State of Colorado
  • State of New York
  • American Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association


  • J.D., Boston University; Executive Editor, Boston University Law Review
  • A.B., Colby College; Magna Cum Laude; Phi Beta Kappa