Robert Kaufmann - Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP

Robert Kaufmann

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2009

A strategic problem solver, Rob is known for bringing the right players to the table to complete real estate deals. For decades, his clients have relied on his unparalleled knowledge of both the legal and business sides of the real estate market. His national perspective and ability to steer clients—from national private equity companies and REITs to family-owned companies—through volatile markets make Rob the go-to lawyer for acquisition, development, financing, leasing and disposition of retail, office, multi-family, land, industrial and corporate office relocation projects and large portfolio transactions.

Rob also represents private companies and entrepreneurs in diverse transactions, including acquisitions, public and private debt financing, joint ventures and general corporate governance. 

Rob has played several important leadership roles at Brownstein including co-chair of the firm’s nationally recognized Real Estate Department and lead shareholder on some of the region’s largest real estate developments. 

Portfolio Transactions

Rob’s experience representing companies with large real estate portfolios help him efficiently manage deals. He supports one of the largest private holders of retail properties in the U.S. Rob coordinates its acquisition, disposition and financing while providing strategic advice to the company’s leadership.  ​


Rob’s practice spans the life cycle of commercial real estate transactions—acquisition, financing, leasing, development and disposition—of retail, industrial office and multi-family, master-planned communities. He is known for his work on The Streets at SouthGlenn, an urban lifestyle destination that includes nearly one million square feet of retail space, 140,000 square feet of office space and 200 for-rent luxury residences. Rob led the developer through the myriad of issues related to large-scale real estate development, including joint venture structuring, public-private partnerships, construction contracts and loans, land use, condemnation, leasing, corporate and municipal tax and environmental issues.​

Additional Information


Led efforts for the redevelopment of a large outdoor mall to create a new, mixed-use center, including retail, residential and office space. The firm managed the joint venture structuring, eminent domain process, public and private financing, construction matters, creation of governing documents, national anchors tenant negotiations and leasing of more than one-million-rentable square feet of retail, office and residential space to national, regional and local retailers.

Represented an industrial real estate investment trust in the acquisition and forward purchase of industrial properties across the U.S.

Served as strategic advisor for one of the country's largest residential home builders to complete the acquisition of various real estate assets and entity interests related to the development of both commercial and residential property in multiple counties.

Handled joint venture structuring, financing (private, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac), acquisitions and dispositions plus general corporate and securities work for a private equity client focused on multifamily projects.




University of Texas at AustinBA 1984University of Texas at AustinMBA 1990University of Texas at AustinJ.D. 1990
Colorado AIPAC CouncilColorado Regional Health Information OrganizationDenver ZooCongregation EmanuelAmerican Bar AssociationColorado Bar Association

Office Location

410 Seventeenth Street, Suite 2200
Denver, CO 80202-4432
United States

Practice Areas

Real Estate Law