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Year called to bar: 1995 (BC)
Rachel V. Hutton is a partner in Stikeman Elliott’s Real Estate Group. Her practice specializes in the most complex and sophisticated real estate transactions serving a wide range of clients. She advises on all real estate matters including commercial, residential and mixed-use development projects, commercial leasing matters, capital project dispositions and acquisitions. She is also active in the real estate finance and project finance markets, acting for both lenders and borrowers. Rachel has considerable expertise in environmental law, dealing with complex contaminated sites from both a transactional and regulatory perspective. Her practice also includes energy and other capital projects, acting for developers and asset managers in all facets of project development: land assembly, environmental risk, permitting and environmental assessment, construction contracts, access agreements and project finance. She has advised on the environmental and regulatory aspects of multiple development projects throughout British Columbia and in Western Canada, including run-of-river, wind, mining, forestry and other renewable projects as well as projects that involve issues with neighbouring stakeholders, port lands, rail infrastructure and local residential communities.
On February 27, 2015, Calgary-based Newalta Corporation (Newalta) completed the sale of its Industrial Division to Revolution Acquisition LP (Revolution), a subsidiary of Toronto-based Birch Hill Equity Partners Management Inc. (Birch Hill), for cash proceeds of $300 million. The Industrial Division is comprised of several business streams including major facilities and assets located across Canada. The sale creates a new stand-alone company, Terrapure Environmental, which has its headquarters in Burlington, Ontario.
The current owners of Canada's largest off-airport and only national car park company, Park'N Fly, completed the sale of their parking business assets, including all real estate used in connection with the business located in Montreal; Ottawa; Toronto; Edmonton and Vancouver, along with goodwill and other operating assets, to a joint venture led by Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Limited and Cheung Kong (Holdings) Limited, both companies whose shares are traded on the stock exchange of Hong Kong, each owning a 50 per cent interest.