Areas of Practice

Real Estate Transactions & Commercial Tenancies

  • Land Use
  • Development
  • Leasing
  • Syndication
  • Financing
  • Conveyance
  • Construction
  • Disclosure Statements
  • Hotel Securities Litigation
  • Resort Projects

Financial institutions, municipalities, developers, property owners, strata corporations, and private lenders and investors have one thing in common when it comes to real estate development: they need practical solutions that will get their deals done. The lawyers of Owen Bird’s real estate development, construction, and commercial tenancy group understand this goal and make it their client service priority.

Our lawyers provide insightful and experienced counsel on a broad range of corporate, commercial, and regulatory issues affecting real estate transactions. We routinely help land developers to structure, finance, market, and sell numerous residential and mixed-use developments throughout British Columbia. We also have extensive and unique experience with ski resort planning and development, as well as with timeshare and fractional property development and sales.

Acting for both landlords and tenants, Owen Bird also applies our extensive commercial leasing experience to advise our clients on every stage of the leasing transaction, from the offer to lease to tenant leasehold improvement and fixturing inducements, and from lease financing to the negotiation of the formal lease itself. We also have significant experience dealing with tenant-favourable non-disturbance agreements, as well as non-competition and exclusivity covenants that are often important to lender tenants.