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RealREIT 2012

September 12th, 2012 | Industry Events

As lead counsel to two publicly-traded REITS and several other private real estate investment trusts, mortgage trusts and limited partnerships, I try to attend the RealREIT conference held each September in Toronto. The conference presentations on the state of Canadian capital markets for real estate are relevant to our clients […]

The Ebbs and Flows of Pre-Sale Litigation

June 18th, 2012 | Court Decisions, Strata

In an article published in July, 2011 – The Tide May Be Turning on Pre-Sale Litigation – we discussed several important decisions by the Supreme Court of Canada, B.C. Court of Appeal, and B.C. Supreme Court, which indicated that courts were starting to apply less technical and more common sense approach to REDMA. Recognizing that REDMA should […]

2012 Vancouver Real Estate Forum

April 13th, 2012 | Industry Events

Keynote Address – Economic Overview: What is the Outlook for the U.S. and Canada? Speaker: Warren Jestin, Chief Economist, Scotiabank In his presentation entitled “Not So Fast Forward”, Warren Jestin provided the Forum with a global economic overview, in order to underpin the discussions which would follow. He noted two […]

UDI Vancouver 2012 Annual Industry Forecast Luncheon

January 20th, 2012 | Industry Events

UDI kicked off its 40th year with yet another sold-out Annual Industry Forecast Luncheon. Don Forsgren, UDI President and President of Intracorp Projects Ltd., launched UDI’s “More Homes for More People” initiative, explaining that lack of “affordable” housing, particularly in the lower mainland, is damaging to individuals, families, and business. The initiative […]