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Christopher T. Toll

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Phone
303.575.7528
Email
ctoll@ottenjohnson.com
Assistant

Wanda Henry, 303.575.7539

Overview

Chris Toll is a trusted advisor for his clients in the leasing, purchase and sale of real estate properties. For more than two decades, he has partnered with clients on a wide range of real estate needs across the country, including private equity investors, commercial and mixed-use real estate developers, and family-owned real estate investment companies.

Chris has extensive experience with leasing office, medical, retail, industrial and mixed-use properties. Chris also handles build-to-suit and ground leases.  His experience includes work on retail leasing, development and sales for various shopping centers, and developments with both retail and residential uses. Chris has also counseled large retail companies through the analysis of both purchasing and leasing new locations.

Chris’s experience as a leading leasing attorney complements his expertise in assisting clients with the acquisition, management and sale of complex real estate assets and portfolios. In this context, he represents clients in connection with office, retail, multifamily and hotel assets, as well as raw land. 

As part of Chris’s transactional practice, he frequently negotiates joint venture agreements for entities that will own, develop and operate real estate projects. He also advises clients on transactional structures designed to preserve value for long-term real estate investment holdings.

Chris’ previous experience as a multi-year law clerk to a U.S. Bankruptcy judge in Nashville informs both his understanding of the high-stakes nature of his clients’ businesses and his advice in difficult financial times.

Chris currently serves on the firm’s Executive Committee.

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Experience

Representative experience includes:

  • Office leasing in Denver and throughout the country, including a full range of documentation from large leases with multiple rights and options, to complex amendments, to routine amendments, all with the goal of providing landlords with a complete and thorough leasing package that will facilitate future sale or financing transactions
  • Purchase and sale of office, retail, multifamily, industrial, condominium and vacant real estate throughout the country.  Chris has assisted clients in various acquisition and disposition programs, including transactions involving individual buildings and the sale of a national portfolio of real estate assets
  • Retail leasing, development and sales for various shopping centers, and developments with both retail and residential uses, including preparing lease forms, as well as related development documentation, including easements and use restrictions
  • Leasing for medical office building landlords
  • Retail leasing for national tenants
  • Build-to-suit leases and ground leases, including development and “pre-sale” transactions
  • Tenant representation in the retail, office and industrial contexts
  • Property management agreements for office, retail and multifamily projects
  • Real estate transactions for telecommunications companies, including ground leases and acquisitions for above-ground sites supporting telecommunication lines

Awards & Involvement

  • Best Lawyers, Real Estate (2019-2021)
  • NAIOP
  • CU Real Estate Council, Annual Conference Committee (2015-2018)
  • Colorado Super Lawyers List (2012-2019)

Jurisdiction

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

Education

  • J.D., Vanderbilt University (1991)
  • B.A., Williams College (1986); Cum Laude

Generosity

"I suppors Invest in Kids because its early childhood programs can make a big difference throughout children’s lives."