Our lawyers regularly provide advice on a broad spectrum of high-profile real estate transactions and projects, spanning all major asset classes.
Our Services Include
Building a successful project starts with good working partnerships and Davie Fane is committed to guiding our clients from concept to completion of every project. We counsel developers, investors, private and family run real estate companies, non-profit organizations and government bodies in the development of commercial, industrial, residential and mixed-use projects.
Our experienced team of lawyers and paralegals advises clients in managing the conflicting needs of developers, lenders, tenants, public authorities, and other stakeholders to find common ground and appropriate, cost-effective solutions. From evaluation, due diligence and acquisition, to zoning and permitting, Davie Fane takes a proactive and comprehensive approach to addressing issues before they become problems.
We have extensive experience with the planning and rezoning entitlement process, negotiations to development covenants, subdivisions, airspace parcelling, strata condominium plans, disclosure statements and sales programs, and agreements with municipal authorities.
Davie Fane regularly represents developers, owners, businesses and individuals in the acquisition and sale of all real estate asset types, including office, industrial, retail, muli-family, mixed-use and multi-phase strata development. We work closely with our clients and their teams through the structuring, negotiation, due diligence, financing and closing stages of an acquisition or sale, and assist clients in the formation of real estate holding entities and joint ventures.
At each stage of an acquisition or sale transaction, buyers and sellers can count on Davie Fane to work diligently and efficiently to protect and advance their unique interests and achieve their objectives.
Commercial leasing is an important component of our comprehensive commercial real estate practice. We represent both landlords and tenants in the preparation, review and negotiation of a variety of leasing transactions, including retail, industrial/warehouse spaces, strata premises, and mixed-use properties – totaling millions of rentable square feet of space.
Our lawyers also review and negotiate an assortment of ancillary lease documentation, including amendments, assignments, subleases, and consents. Additionally, we advise landlords and tenants in sale-leaseback transactions, build-to-suit leases and ground leases, and we have extensive experience representing landlords and tenants in various landlord/tenant disputes.
We regularly represent borrowers in real estate financing transactions and assist clients in sourcing and negotiating appropriate financing terms. Our in-depth understanding of market trends means that we are able to combine our knowledge of the challenges faced by real estate owners/developers and our understanding of the concerns and requirements of the lending community to facilitate appropriate solutions and to ensure the efficient negotiation and closing of transactions.
Davie Fane lawyers serve a wide range of developers, investors and other organizations in helping them manage risk, maximize value and enhance returns by advising and creating the most favourable structures for a broad range of real estate initiatives, including joint ventures, limited partnerships and co-ownership structures.
Our lawyers have been involved in several major infrastructure projects relating to transportation, civil works, port authorities, healthcare and education projects, including P3’s and the Vancouver Convention Center West Expansion Project.
Davie Fane lawyers have significant experience with charities and non-profit organizations in connection with the disposition and development of real estate assets in partnership with for-profit developers.
Our team of highly skilled and experienced professionals is here to assist you with all aspects of your commercial real estate needs. We support legal, development and investment teams with day to day matters on projects and transactions and are able to navigate the most elaborate and complicated real estate transactions. We understand the industry and transactions, not just the law.
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We welcome clients across a wide variety of sectors, industries and project types.
“Our goal is to deliver exceptional legal advice and services to all of our clients.”