Rob Feder, Attorney
Rob has more than three decades’ experience handling complex and varied real estate transactions. Complementing his work on commercial property purchases, sales, leasing and development, Rob has closed many land projects — often in cooperation with diverse public agencies and private non-profit organizations — ranging from conservation easements and open space sales to the platting and entitlement of historic ranch properties requiring the preservation of key landscapes.
Rob began his law practice with a major New York firm — then the largest commercial real estate department in the city — and subsequently spent years managing real estate transaction and related programs for two national non-profit land conservation organizations that achieve their objectives not through advocacy but through negotiated deals with willing parties. He managed the New York City initiatives of the Trust for Public Land before moving to Boulder to head The Nature Conservancy’s land protection work across Colorado.
Throughout his diverse real estate transaction career, Rob has built a track-record of successfully identifying and solving myriad contract, title, survey, appraisal, land use and other issues. He is skilled at navigating government land acquisition processes at federal, state, county and local levels, working effectively and successfully with public agency staff, citizen commissions and other stakeholders, managing critical appraisal efforts, helping to identify and bring together diverse purchase funding sources, and shepherding public-private real estate projects to closing. That problem-solving and project management experience is brought to bear on his commercial transaction practice.
In addition to his family, Rob’s great interests include the visual arts and theatre, bicycling, hiking and skiing in Colorado, and wilderness canoeing in his native Minnesota and in Canada.
New York, 1983
University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1982
University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, M.B.A., 1982
Amherst College, B.A., magna cum laude, English & Philosophy, 1976