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Joseph M. (Joe) Sellars


T 303.839.3980
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Joseph Sellars represents and counsels commercial property owners, developers, sponsors, and national homebuilders with the full scope of commercial real estate transactions across asset classes, including industrial, office, retail, multifamily, and mixed-use. He regularly negotiates, prepares, and analyzes transaction documents, including purchase and sale contracts for acquisitions/dispositions, development, construction, cost-share agreements, commercial leases, ground leases, financial transaction documentation, land-banking transactions, and joint venture agreements, including LLC and partnership agreements.

Highlights of Joe’s experience include:

  • Represented joint venture in acquisition, development/construction, leasing, and sale ($75 million) of industrial park
  • Represented owners in sales of office buildings ($103 million and $60 million) in Denver, Colorado metropolitan area
  • Represented buyer/developer in complex industrial parcel assemblage ($52 million)
  • Represented national homebuilders in multiple acquisitions and dispositions of residential subdivisions
  • Represented developer in $40 million acquisition, development and sales of lots to public homebuilders of 800-acre master planned community in Arvada, Colorado
  • Represented owner/developers in acquisitions, development, and sale of commercial/residential master planned developments
  • Represented building owners in industrial/warehouse leases and build-to-suit projects ranging from 20,000 to 275,000 square feet
  • Represented owner/developer in sale of parcel ($23 million) to national multi-family developer for construction of 490-unit apartment project
  • Represented borrowers in multiple acquisition and construction loans ($5 million to $80 million), including CMBS financing
  • Represented office building owners in numerous leasing transactions, ranging from 5,000 to 35,000 square feet – office and ground-floor retail
  • Represented joint venture in acquisition, development, and leasing of large mixed-use restaurant, retail and office indoor marketplace in Aurora, Colorado
  • Represent owner/developer in reconfiguration, redevelopment (into a mixed use/pedestrian-oriented project), and sale of Denver, Colorado big-box shopping center


  • “Coworking Companies Capture More Space, Imaginations,” Colorado Real Estate Journal (September 2019)
  • “What Must Be Disclosed in Colorado Real Estate Contracts, and What Should be Disclosed,” Colorado Builder Forum Magazine (November/December 2013)
  • “Look Before You Leap: New Emphasis on Standard Due Diligence Items After the Great Recession,” Colorado Builder Forum Magazine (January/February 2011)
  • “Green Development Incentives,” Colorado Real Estate Journal (2009)
  • “Planning for Transit-Oriented Developments,” Colorado Real Estate Journal (2005)

Contact Joe Sellars at 303.839.3980 or jsellars@spencerfane.com.