Portman Holdings secures first new lease in Denver building

Portman Holdings, developer of the mixed-use Union Tower West in Denver’s LoDo area, announced today that law firm Husch Blackwell will lease 36,272 square feet of office space in the building, scheduled to open December 2016.

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 square feet of restaurant and/or retail space. It is located directly across historic Union Station in Denver’s quickly growing LoDo neighborhood.

“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’s 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 9th and 10th floors of Union Tower West on a long-term lease. Husch Blackwell is expected to move into its new offices in January of 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 Portman’s Director of Leasing Travis 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.”