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Mark E. Baker focuses his practice on all aspects of transactional commercial real estate law. Mark has been with the firm for more than 15 years, during which he has represented national, regional and local clients in connection with their real estate needs. He represents REITs, national banks, institutional and private investment funds, developers, resort owners, private equity groups and individual property owners.


  • Commercial real estate transactions, including acquisition, leasing, management and disposition of hotel, industrial and office properties
  • Financing transactions
  • Development transactions, including master planned communities
  • Joint venture and sponsored equity transactions
  • Entity selection and formation
  • State lien and construction laws



  • Represented Canadian Industrial REIT in connection with acquisition of high value industrial properties throughout the southeastern United States.
  • Represented redeveloper of award winning urban infill mixed-use development.
  • Represented national client in connection with acquisition and development of luxury resort project in Vail, Colorado, including project structuring and disposition strategies.
  • Represented master developer in connection with multiple 1000+ residence communities in the metropolitan Denver area.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, 2015-2024
  • Team Member, Chambers & Partners USA Real Estate Law Firm of the Year, 2017-2018, 2022
  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2018-2019
    • "Recognised Practitioner," 2018-2019
  • Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, "Law Firm of the Year" in Real Estate Law, 2015
  • Team Member, The Legal 500 United States, "Top Tier" Firm in Real Estate, 2013 and 2014
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Real Estate Practice Group of the Year," 2011-2013, 2015, and 2022
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Colorado Bar Association


  • J.D., with honors, University of Chicago Law School, 2000
    • John M. Olin Fellowship for the study of Law and Economics
    • Comments Editor, University of Chicago Roundtable
  • M.A., Economics, University of Colorado at Boulder, 1997
  • B.S., Business Administration, summa cum laude, University of Colorado at Boulder, 1995
    • Boettcher Scholar
    • Presidents Leadership Scholar
  • Colorado