Robert P. Detrick: Lawyer with Husch Blackwell LLP

Robert P. Detrick

Denver,  CO  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Hospitality
  • Public-Private Partnerships (P3)
  • Development Incentives & Tax Credits
  • Hospitals & Health Systems
  • Housing - Multifamily
  • Senior & Student
  • Post-Acute Care Providers
  • Land Use
  • Real Estate
  • Development & Construction
  • Healthcare
  • Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals
Contact InfoTelephone: 303.892.4448
Fax: 303.749.7272
University Southern Methodist University, B.B.A., cum laude, 1988
Law SchoolUniversity of Texas at Austin School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1993 Order of Coif
Admitted1993, Colorado

Professional Associations and Memberships
•American Health Lawyers Association
•American Planning Association
•Colorado Bar Association
•Congress for New Urbanism
•Denver Bar Association
•Downtown Denver Partnership, Economic Development Council
•The Federalist Society, Colorado Lawyers Chapter, President, 2009-2013
•International Council of Shopping Centers
•Urban Land Institute
•Urban Land Institute Colorado - Resort, Entertainment, Tourism and Leisure Product Council
•U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, State Advisory Committee


Bob focuses on real estate development and transactions, with an emphasis on master-planned communities, resorts, other mixed-use projects and healthcare facilities. A member of the firm's Real Estate, Development & Construction industry team, he has extensive experience in acquisitions, annexations, zoning and other development approvals, construction, financing, leasing, marketing and the operation of residential and nonresidential projects. In addition, Bob frequently represents hospital systems and physician groups in connection with acquisition, development and leasing matters.

Highlights of Bob's legal accomplishments include the following projects:
•Representing resort developers in the acquisition, structuring, development, design, construction, operation, leasing and sale of numerous mixed-use resort villages. The projects were developed, leased and sold with favorable results.
•Advising developer in seeking annexation, zoning and vested rights approvals for a 450-acre mixed-use project, including regional medical facilities. These approvals were obtained in record time.
•Creating a mixed-use master-planned community for Forest City Enterprises Inc. to accommodate more than 35,000 homes, as well as retail, entertainment, industrial, office, medical and community facilities.
•Representing large hospital systems with joint venture structuring, development, construction and leasing.
•Representing developers in acquisition and development of medical office buildings.
•Representing owners and operators within the hotel and hospitality sector, including those involving traditional hotels, condominiums, fractional real estate and private residence clubs.

Awards and Recognitions
Colorado Super Lawyers, Real Estate, 2010, 2012-2014
Law Week Colorado, Barrister's Best, Best Real Estate Lawyer in Colorado, 2011
•Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent

Civic Involvement
•Compassion International
•The Front Range Center for Assault Prevention, Child Assault Prevention Project
•World Vision

•Represented private developer in creating a unique public-private partnership providing for the entitlement, development and sale of publicly held property in Colorado.
•Obtained rezoning approval for Copper Mountain Resort in the rezoning of entire resort in Colorado.
•Counseled developer in seeking the annexation and rezoning of, and vested rights for, resort residential community in Colorado. Obtained all approvals sought.
•Represented a developer with the development, construction and sale of luxury residence club properties. The projects, which were in Canada and the United States, were developed and sold out.
•Represent developer in land assemblage and form-based planned unit development rezoning of a 3,400-acre mixed-use project to accommodate major medical facilities, office, commercial and residential uses.
•Represented sellers, buyers, landlord and tenants in development, sale, leasing and financing of various resort properties.
•Structured numerous residential, mixed-use and commercial-only condominiums and master-planned communities.
•Negotiated licenses and related agreements with national hotel companies.
•Represented buyer in acquisition and development of premier golf club facilities.
•Represented big box retailer regarding public financing vehicles.

Business Insights

Business Insights
7.21.14 Financing Healthcare Facilities: Credit Tenant Lease Financing
Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals Blog
5.21.14 Financing Healthcare Facilities: Credit Tenant Lease Financing, Colorado Real Estate Journal
Real Estate, Development & Construction Article
5.15.14 Watch Your Language! The Do's and Don'ts of Marketing Senior Housing, LeadingAge Colorado Annual Conference
Speaking Engagement Vail, CO
10.16.13 When Does Colorado Require Developers to Demonstrate an Adequate Water Supply? Colorado Real Estate Journal
Real Estate, Development & Construction Article
5.01.13 Development, Investment and Finance Strategies - Affordable Senior Communities, Colorado Real Estate Journal senior housing conference,
Speaking Engagement Denver, CO
2.01.12 Entitlements and Form-Based Coding for Large Mixed-Use Planned Communities, Colorado Real Estate Women
Speaking Engagement Denver, CO

In The News
3.14.14 2014 Colorado Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Names 14 Husch Blackwell Attorneys
News Release
3.15.13 Eleven Husch Blackwell Attorneys Are Named 2013 Colorado Super Lawyers; An Additional Eight Named Rising Stars
News Release
3.02.12 Colorado Super Lawyers and Rising Stars 2012 Names 17 Husch Blackwell Attorneys
News Release
11.16.11 Denver Real Estate Attorneys Find Good Fit, More Potential at Husch Blackwell, Colorado Real Estate Journal
Real Estate, Development & Construction News Coverage
9.01.11 Husch Blackwell Real Estate Attorney Bob Detrick Selected as Best Real Estate Lawyer by Law Week Colorado
Real Estate, Development & Construction News Release
7.13.11 Husch Blackwell Continues Strategic Denver Expansion With Addition of 24 Attorneys
Real Estate, Development & Construction News Release


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Office Information

Robert P. Detrick

1700 Lincoln Street, Suite 4700
DenverCO 80203


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