595 Burrard St, Suite 2600, PO Box 49314, 3 Bentall Ctr, Vancouver, BC
Year called to bar: 1990 (ON); 1992 (BC)
Jeff is the Chair of the Blakes Infrastructure Group and the head of the Vancouver Real Estate Group. He also serves as the Firm’s Vancouver Office Managing Partner. Jeff has substantial expertise in developing, buying, selling, leasing and financing major commercial real estate and infrastructure projects. He has particular expertise in all aspects of major design, build, finance and operate projects working with private partners and governments to deliver infrastructure assets using private financing. The asset classes in which Jeff has experience include roads, bridges, hydro-electric facilities, hospitals, schools and other types of social infrastructure. His clients include private equity funds, major Canadian pension funds and their advisers, as well as other private investors and significant developers and users of real estate and infrastructure projects, lenders and various municipal, provincial and federal government agencies.
BC-based Hot House Growers Income Fund, a producer of greenhouse tomatoes and sweet bell peppers completed a $70.7 million initial public offering of trust units through a syndicate of underwriters co-led by TD Securities Inc. and RBC Dominion Securities Inc., and included National Bank Financial, HSBC Securities (Canada) Inc., Canaccord Capital Corp. and Raymond James Ltd.