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Responsive, inquisitive, resourceful and easy to talk to, Heather Boelens is someone clients come to see as more than just their lawyer, but as a reliable confidant.  Heather’s organizational dexterity, astute judgment and unflagging positive mindset make her ideally suited for leading and collaborating on a broad range of transactions and projects.  She excels at building effective teams with complimentary skill sets that provide the highest, best level of service for clients.  Heather’s real estate practice focuses on the legal needs of real estate private equity and REIT clients.  She represents clients with ever-expanding nationwide footprints like Ares Management/Black Creek Group and EverWest Real Estate Partners, while also maintaining a robust local practice, representing developers in the Colorado region such as RedPeak Properties.

Heather is always keen to learn more about clients and their businesses.  Clients, in turn, are eager to tap into Heather's practical ability to get deals done on their timeline.  Whether at the negotiating table or in a closing, driving deals and exceeding client expectations at every stage are fundamental to Heather’s management style.  Clients value Heather’s deep well of experience in the areas of real estate acquisition, sale, development, finance and leasing of virtually every asset class including retail, manufacturing, industrial, educational, office, agricultural, and technology facilities.

The bottom line - Heather is a dedicated and dynamic lawyer with an energetic commitment to clients and their success.

Practices

Civic Involvement & Honors

    • Downtown Denver Partnership, Downtown Denver Awards Jury member
    • CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women)
    • Real Estate Advisory Committee for The Community Foundation Boulder County
    • CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women)
    • Real Estate Advisory Committee for The Community Foundation Boulder County
    • Real Estate Advisory Committee for The Community Foundation Boulder County
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Professional Affiliations

    • American Bar Association
    • Missouri Bar Association
    • Illinois Bar Association
    • Missouri Bar Association
    • Illinois Bar Association
    • Illinois Bar Association
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Representative Experience

  • Represented a real estate investment and operating company as buyer in connection with the acquisition of office property located in California for a contract price of $70 million.
  • Represented a REIT as buyer in connection with the acquisition of office property in New Jersey for a contract price of $54.1 million.
  • Represented a real estate investment and operating company as seller in connection with the negotiation of purchase and sale contracts for three properties located in Los Angeles, California for $21.5 million.
  • Represented a REIT in the acquisition of industrial property in Illinois for a purchase price of $13.7 million.
  • Represented a REIT that acquires and operates high-quality distribution warehouses leased to corporate customers, as buyer, in connection with the acquisition of industrial properties located throughout the United States.
  • Represented an outdoor products client in connection with a major build-to-suit warehouse facility lease in Utah. The site was an environmentally impacted "brownfield" and required extra guidance around environmental risks as well as a ground lease, which required special provisions and a direct agreement with the ground lessor.
  • Represented an oil and gas company, as tenant, in connection with the leasing and build-to-suit of an office building in Texas totaling over 300,000 square feet.
  • Represented a client, operating in the government, education, and non-profit industry, as a tenant in connection with multiple lease negotiations for educational space throughout the United States.
  • Representing a polymer manufacturer in connection with industrial revenue bond sites and other real estate matters related to corporate and industrial locations throughout the United States and France.

Speaking Engagements

IMN Real Estate Opportunity & Private Funds Investing Forum, Women's Breakfast Roundtable, June 21, 2019