Mark V. Lewis

Bennett Jones LLP

666 Burrard St, Suite 2500, Park Place
Vancouver, BC V6C 2X8
Phone: (604) 891-7500
Fax: (604) 891-5100

A corporate partner in the firm's Vancouver office, his practice includes the acquisition, financing and development of residential, commercial and mixed-use projects, public infrastructure, seniors housing properties and all-season resorts. He has extensive experience on all aspects of real estate development and marketing, including negotiating subdivision and entitlement agreements with local governments; preparing marketing disclosure documents; structuring co-ownership, JV, and partnership relationships; representing private capital lenders on mezzanine and equity/profit participation loans; and working on REITs and sale/leaseback transactions. He helped create, implement and develop BC’s deposit protection insurance regime. Urban Development Institute (Pacific Region) Board member and Chair of UDI’s Legal Issues Committee since 2012. Member of the Mortgage Investment Association of BC, American Bar Association and the Canadian Vacation Ownership Association. Editorial Board member and contributing author for CLE BC’s Real Estate Development Practice Manual and contributing author for its Mortgages Practice Manual. He has spoken extensively on real estate development and transactional matters for CLE BC, UDI, the CBA (Real Property subsection) and Insight Information. 

Year Called to the Bar:1997 (BC)
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