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Robert A. Holmes

Partner

, Bryan Cave LLP
Denver

Tel

1 303 866 0234

Fax

1 303 335 3734
bob.holmes@bryancave.com
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Robert A. Holmes

Partner


Denver



1700 Lincoln Street, Suite 4100
Denver, Colorado 80203

Phone:

1 303 866 0234

Fax:

1 303 335 3734

email:

bob.holmes@bryancave.com

Robert A. Holmes is a partner in the Denver office, where his practice emphasizes commercial real estate law, and he serves as the practice group chair.

Mr. Holmes represents a number of financial institutions in connection with real estate lending, including Assurity Life Insurance Company, Citibank, Citicorp North America, Inc., CoBiz Bank, Commerce Bank, Compass Bank, Great West Life & Annuity Insurance Company, Guaranty Bank & Trust, Lincoln National Life Insurance Company, MidFirst Bank, US Bank, Vectra Bank and Wells Fargo. The financing transactions Mr. Holmes has been involved in include construction lending, permanent lending, mezzanine lending as well as the restructuring of existing loans.

Mr. Holmes also represents purchasers, owners and developers of real property in all aspects of the ownership and use of real estate for over twenty-five years. This includes residential, multi-family, commercial, retail and office development. Mr. Holmes has also established covenant controlled communities for residential, commercial, multi-use, and resort properties. Mr. Holmes’ practice in this area includes the ongoing representation of developer clients such as Alliance Commercial Partners, RidgeGate Investments, Forest City Stapleton, Inc., Total Community Options, Inc., TriPacific Capital Advisors, Weston Solutions, Inc. and other developers and owners of real property.

Mr. Holmes has spoken at a number of educational seminars and written articles on topics including buying and selling commercial real estate, financing real estate and loan documentation, foreclosures, workouts and receiverships, leasing real estate, and common interest communities. He has published "Public Trustee Foreclosure in Colorado," the 2nd and 3rd editions for CLE in Colorado, Inc., and he continues to update that book.

Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Mortgage Attorneys – President
  • Colorado Bar Association – Real Estate Section Council, 1985-1991; Vice Chair, 1989-1990; Chair, 1990-1991
  • CLE in Colorado – Board of Directors, 1997 and President 2002-2004; CLE Award of Excellence, 2008
  • Colorado Bar Foundation – Fellow, 1998-Present
  • Urban Peak Housing Corporation, Inc. – Board of Directors, 2000-2002
  • American Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association

Civic Involvement and Honors

  • Best Real Estate Lawyer, Law Week Colorado, 2011
  • Chambers USA – Real Estate, 2002-Present
  • Best Lawyers, Law Week Colorado, 2006-Present
  • Colorado Super Lawyers, 2006-Present
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Vail Symposium – Board, 2009-Present
  • Eagle Valley Land Trust – Board of Directors, 2012-Present

Robert A. Holmes is a partner in the Denver office, where his practice emphasizes commercial real estate law, and he serves as the practice group chair.

Mr. Holmes represents a number of financial institutions in connection with real estate lending, including Assurity Life Insurance Company, Citibank, Citicorp North America, Inc., CoBiz Bank, Commerce Bank, Compass Bank, Great West Life & Annuity Insurance Company, Guaranty Bank & Trust, Lincoln National Life Insurance Company, MidFirst Bank, US Bank, Vectra Bank and Wells Fargo. The financing transactions Mr. Holmes has been involved in include construction lending, permanent lending, mezzanine lending as well as the restructuring of existing loans.

Mr. Holmes also represents purchasers, owners and developers of real property in all aspects of the ownership and use of real estate for over twenty-five years. This includes residential, multi-family, commercial, retail and office development. Mr. Holmes has also established covenant controlled communities for residential, commercial, multi-use, and resort properties. Mr. Holmes’ practice in this area includes the ongoing representation of developer clients such as Alliance Commercial Partners, RidgeGate Investments, Forest City Stapleton, Inc., Total Community Options, Inc., TriPacific Capital Advisors, Weston Solutions, Inc. and other developers and owners of real property.

Mr. Holmes has spoken at a number of educational seminars and written articles on topics including buying and selling commercial real estate, financing real estate and loan documentation, foreclosures, workouts and receiverships, leasing real estate, and common interest communities. He has published "Public Trustee Foreclosure in Colorado," the 2nd and 3rd editions for CLE in Colorado, Inc., and he continues to update that book.

Bar and Court Admissions

Colorado, 1980

Education

University of Denver, J.D., 1979;

Georgia Institute of Technology, M.S., 1975;

University of Nebraska, B.S., 1970

Publications

  • Bradford Publishing Co., Colorado Real Estate Deskbook, James G. Benjamin, General Editor, Section on Deeds of Trust, 2009
  • Public Trustee Foreclosure in Colorado, CLE in Colorado, Inc., 2nd and 3rd editions, 2008, 2009, 2011
  • "The Scrivener – Modern Legal Writing," Colorado Lawyer, November 2002
  • "Single License Legislation-The Theory and the Practice," co-authored with Michael B. Gordon, Director of the Colorado Real Estate Commission, Colorado Real Estate Journal, March 6, 1996
  • "Developer Registration Requirements," Colorado Real Estate Journal, March 15, 1995
  • "Recent Developments in Foreclosure Law," Colorado Lawyer, March 1994
  • "An Analysis of the Effect of S.B. 123 on Foreclosures," Colorado Lawyer, May 1998
  • "Deeds in Lieu of Foreclosure," Colorado Lawyer, March 1986

Speeches and Seminars

  • "Real Estate Restructuring," CLE International, March, 2011
  • "Real Estate Defaults," CLE in Colorado, Inc., November 2010
  • "What You Should Know About Rule 120," CLE in Colorado, Inc., November 2010
  • "At Least Some of the Things You Should Know About Rule 120," CLE in Colorado, Inc., December 2009
  • "Principles of Professionalism," CLE in Colorado, Inc., December 2009
  • "Public Trustee Foreclosures," CLE in Colorado, Inc., April 2009
  • "When Good Assets Go Bad," CLE in Colorado, Inc., March 2009
  • "Public Foreclosures – Possible Pitfalls," CLE in Colorado, Inc., February 2009
  • "Understanding Foreclosures," CLE in Colorado, Inc., February 2009
  • "When Good Real Estate Loans Go Bad," CLE in Colorado, Inc., October 2008
  • "Workout Considerations," CLE in Colorado, Inc., April 2006

Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Mortgage Attorneys – President
  • Colorado Bar Association – Real Estate Section Council, 1985-1991; Vice Chair, 1989-1990; Chair, 1990-1991
  • CLE in Colorado – Board of Directors, 1997 and President 2002-2004; CLE Award of Excellence, 2008
  • Colorado Bar Foundation – Fellow, 1998-Present
  • Urban Peak Housing Corporation, Inc. – Board of Directors, 2000-2002
  • American Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association

Civic Involvement and Honors

  • Best Real Estate Lawyer, Law Week Colorado, 2011
  • Chambers USA – Real Estate, 2002-Present
  • Best Lawyers, Law Week Colorado, 2006-Present
  • Colorado Super Lawyers, 2006-Present
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Vail Symposium – Board, 2009-Present
  • Eagle Valley Land Trust – Board of Directors, 2012-Present