Husch Blackwell to be first tenant at Union Tower West

Union Tower West
Husch Blackwell will be the first tenant at Union Tower West.

Portman Holdings, developer of the mixed-use Union Tower West in Denver’s LoDo area, announced that law firm Husch Blackwell will lease 36,272 square feet of office space at Union Tower West, scheduled to open December.

Union Tower West is Portman’s first development in Denver. It will contain 100,000 square feet of office space above the 180-room upscale boutique Hotel Indigo hotel, along with 10,000 sf of restaurant and/or retail space. It is located directly across from historic Union Station.

“We are excited about expanding our Denver team in a building of this caliber,” said Kevin Kelley, managing partner for Husch Blackwell’s Denver office. “The location of the building also has special significance to us, as Husch Blackwell worked on the redevelopment of Union Station’s historic building as well as the development, leasing and sale of the north wing building.”

Portman Director of Leasing Travis Garland represented ownership, along with Jonathan Jones of Colliers International. Sven Sykes and Jason Sheehy of Colliers International represented Husch Blackwell. The law firm will occupy space on the ninth and 10th floors of Union Tower West on a long-term lease. Husch Blackwell is expected to move into its new offices in January 2017, shortly after the grand opening of the project, anticipated in December of this year.

“We knew this location would be very special when we started this project in 2014,” said  Garland. “It’s been a pleasure to share the vision for the building with Husch Blackwell. Having such a prestigious law firm as a part of this project sets the tone for what we believe is the best location in downtown Denver.”

Jill Jamieson-Nichols has been an Editor with the Colorado Real Estate Journal for more than 15 years, providing coverage of office, industrial, hospitality and mixed-use development news in the Denver metro area, plus all property types in Northern Colorado, Boulder County and along the Highway 36 corridor. Prior to joining CREJ, Jill was Editor of Golden's community newspaper, The Golden Transcript. Jill earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from Colorado State University-Pueblo. When she's not keeping you up-to-date on the latest happenings in Colorado's commercial real estate market, Jill can be found cross-country skiing, exploring the outdoors with her dog, playing piano, reading, or hanging out with family and friends.