Derek Winnett is a partner in the Vancouver office of Gowling WLG and focuses on banking and lending transactions, real estate finance and secured transactions. Derek has acted on behalf of numerous lenders and borrowers on a wide variety of real estate financing transactions, including the acquisition, development, construction and refinancing of real estate assets including residential condominium developments, office buildings, hotels, shopping centres, commercial properties and mixed use residential and commercial projects. Derek regularly acts as lead counsel in syndicated construction loan facilities for various real estate projects in British Columbia and other provinces. Derek’s experience also includes acting for lenders with respect to the provision of corporate term and operating credit facilities. Derek has been recognized for his expertise for the past several years in The Best Lawyers in Canada and The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory and is a Fellow of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys. Derek brings the insights and experience of having acted for over 30 years for lenders and borrowers in the Canadian market.