Partner and leader of the firm’s Real Property and Planning Group in Vancouver. Advises clients in a number of different industries on all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, development, structuring, leasing, and financing. Recent experience includes acting for various developers in British Columbia in connection with site acquisitions, marketing, pre-sale matters, and development work for residential and mixed-use projects; acting on an ongoing basis for an international hotel operator in connection with matters involving its managed hotels in British Columbia; acting on an ongoing basis for a public research university in British Columbia in connection with various matters; acting on an ongoing basis for several Canadian independent power producers in connection with various land tenure, security, and title insurance matters; acting on an ongoing basis for one the world’s largest fast-food restaurant chains in connection with various matters in British Columbia, including leasing and site acquisitions; and acting on an ongoing basis for a provincial forestry company in connection with various matters. Appears in the 2020 editions of Chambers Canada and The Best Lawyers in Canada. Admitted to the British Columbia Bar in 1999.
On June 22, 2015, Big Silver Creek Power Limited Partnership (BSCPLP), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. (Innergex), as borrower, and financial institutions comprising The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company (Manulife), as agent and lead lender and the Caisse de Dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), as lenders, closed a $197.2 million non-recourse construction and term project financing for the Big Silver Creek run-of-river hydroelectric project. The project, with an aggregate installed capacity of approximately 41 MW, will be located on Crown land approximately 40 km north of Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia, and is expected to reach commercial operation by the end of 2016. Electricity generated by the project will be sold under a 40-year electricity purchase agreement with BC Hydro.