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Michael Wafer , SIOR

Executive Managing Director

Member, Newmark Knight Frank Industrial Leadership Council (ILC) 

Mike Wafer has spent his entire career in commercial real estate. As a market expert specializing in acquisitions, dispositions, leasing and build-to-suits-as well as vacant land sales, Mr. Wafer focuses the majority of his efforts within the Denver metropolitan industrial market. He is an exceptional strategist and negotiator whose record includes industrial transactions totaling in excess of 20.1 million square feet and more than 4,415 acres of vacant land valued at over $2.32 billion.

A results-driven leader, Mr. Wafer gets consistent recognition as a top producer locally, regionally and nationally. His active transaction involvement over the past 30 years, combined with the fact that Mr. Wafer is a Denver native and second-generation real estate specialist, provides clients with the added advantage of exceptional market knowledge. He has helped dozens of clients achieve exceptional results over his career.

Leadership positions include Industrial Leadership Council, NKF and past president of the Colorado Chapter of SIOR. Mr. Wafer's high level of commitment and professionalism during his 32-year tenure at the firm have also contributed to his success. He attends multiple conferences, seminars and networking functions throughout the year to better solidify relationships and his knowledge of the marketplace trends.

Partial List of Transactions - Buildings

  • Warehouse (Lease), Denver, CO, 646,000 SF, $80 million,  Breakthru Beverages
  • Warehouse (Sale), Denver, CO, 314,000 SF, $13.5 million, Divco West
  • Warehouse (Sale), Aurora, CO, 294,000 SF, $4.9 million, Mountain West
  • Warehouse (Lease), Aurora, CO, 289,113 SF, $22.2 million, Sealy Mattress
  • Warehouse (Sale), Aurora, CO, 279,000 SF, $15 million, Prudential
  • Manufacturing (Sale), Littleton, CO, 265,000 SF, $6.6 million, Alliant Technologies
  • Warehouse (Lease), Denver, CO, 257,351 SF, $18.5 million, United Properties
  • Warehouse (Lease), Denver, CO, 238,194 SF, $13.6 million, Graybar Electric Company
  • Warehouse (Sale), Denver, CO, 229,000 SF, $8.4 million, IDI
  • Warehouse (Sale), Golden, CO, 227,000 SF, $9.5 million, UBS Realty
  • Warehouse/Distribution, Aurora, CO, 227,236 SF, $5.5 million, Michelin
  • Office (Lease), Centennial, CO, 212,000 SF, $71.0 million, United Properties
  • Warehouse/Distribution, Fort Collins, CO, 200,000 SF, $13 million, Intel
  • Warehouse/Distribution, Aurora, CO, 155,775 SF, $8.1 million, New Age Beverages
  • Warehouse (Lease), Denver, CO, 127,500 SF, $9.8 million, Trammell Crow
  • Warehouse (Sale), Aurora, CO, 122,511 SF, $10.6 million, Opus Development

Partial List of Transactions - Land

  • Majestic Commercenter, Aurora, CO, Majestic Realty, 850 acres 
  • BCORP, Aurora, CO, 250 acres
  • Aurora Commercenter, Aurora, CO, Lauth property Group, 162 acres
  • Gun Club Park, Aurora, CO, 160 acres
  • Concepts Direct, Longmont, CO, 151 acres
  • Southlands Mall, Aurora, CO, Gun Club Estates, 120 acres
  • Stapleton,  Denver, CO,  Forest City/United Properties, 105 acres
  • Aurora City Center, Denver, CO, Prudential, 99 acres

Partial Client List

  • Breakthru Beverages
  • Brookfield/Forest City
  • Century Link
  • First Industrial Realty Trust
  • Hyde Development
  • Industrial Developments International
  • LBA Realty
  • Majestic Realty
  • Mountain West Industrial Properties
  • OPUS Development
  • Prologis
  • Sorin Group USA, Inc.
  • Thermo Fisher
  • Trammell Crow
  • UBS Realty Advisors
  • United Properties
  • US Engineering

Professional Achievements

  • Top Producer, NKF Denver, 2015 and 2018
  • Industrial Broker of the Year, NAIOP, 2015
  • Top National Industrial Broker, NKF, 2015
  • Top Industrial Broker, Denver Metro Commercial Association of Brokers® (DMCAB) Heavy Hitters, 2015
  • Consistent Top Ten Producer finalist, NKF Denver
  • Consistent Industrial Broker of the Year finalist, NAIOP
  • Consistent Top Industrial Broker finalist, DMCAR Heavy Hitter awards

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, NAIOP
  • Member, Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR)
  • Member, Denver Metro Commercial Association of Brokers® (DMCAB)
Michael Wafer , SIOR
Michael Wafer , SIOR
Executive Managing Director
1800 Larimer Street
Suite 1700
Denver, CO 80202
United States
T  303.260.4242


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Areas of Specialization
  • Industrial Building Sales and Leasing
  • Investment Sales
  • Land Sales
  • Build-to-Suits

Years of Experience
32 years