Press Releases

October 13, 2017

Denver – Transwestern’s Denver office today announces two professionals have been promoted for their success in growing the firm’s market share and their respective teams: Craig Paton has been elevated to Senior Vice President and John Blackshire to Vice President.

Paton has been with Transwestern since 2012 and has been a commercial real estate broker for more than 30 years. He leads Denver’s land sales team and industrial group by creating opportunities that culminate in favorable transactions and maximize returns for clients. Paton’s latest transactions include large relocation projects for RoadSafe Traffic Systems and Olympic Metals to planned facilities in Arapahoe County.

“Craig’s unique real estate perspective built over his 32-year career as a developer, owner and broker enables him to provide his clients with an unmatched level of knowledge and expertise,” said Lee Wallis, Senior Vice President. “He has been and will continue to be a tremendous asset to Transwestern and our clients.”

Blackshire joined the Multifamily Investment Services team in 2014 as a junior broker under Tom Wanberg, Senior Vice President. During the past three years, the team has set several market records for pricing achieved on behalf of their clients. Blackshire has taken on leadership roles within the office, including heading the Transwestern Young Professionals group and bringing on a junior broker. Most recently, Blackshire advised a local investor in purchasing two value-add multifamily properties for more than $30 million.

"The variety and scope of John's skills are remarkable,” said Wanberg. “He excels in all avenues of our business, from superior client interaction to an exceptional command of all financial analysis. His innovative approach to multifamily investment has set a new standard at Transwestern and in the industry at large."
“These promotions come at a time of change for Transwestern’s Denver office,” said Wallis. “As the commercial real estate industry and how business is conducted evolve, we are adjusting to the changing market by redefining the roles of our people and recognizing our top performers to continuing to grow our presence in Denver and serve our clients at the highest possible level.”

Transwestern is a privately held real estate firm of collaborative entrepreneurs whodeliver a higher level of personalized service – the Transwestern Experience. Specializing in Agency Leasing, Tenant Advisory, Capital Markets, Asset Services and Research, our fully integrated global enterprise adds value for investors, owners and occupiers of all commercial property types. We leverage market insights and operational expertise from members of the Transwestern family of companies specializing in development, real estate investment management and research. Based in Houston, Transwestern has 35 U.S. offices and assists clients through more than 180 offices in 37 countries as part of a strategic alliance with BNP Paribas Real Estate. Experience Extraordinary at and @Transwestern. For updates from the Denver office, follow @TranswesternCO.

Media Contact:
Lauren Kendall

Craig Paton

Senior Vice President

Greenwood Village, Colorado

(303) 952-5596

John Blackshire

Vice President

Greenwood Village, Colorado

(303) 952-5603