Aneez N. Devji

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Aneez Devji is a partner in Richards Buell Sutton’s Real Estate Group and is a Chambers ranked lawyer. He has more than a decade of experience advising on significant commercial real estate matters for private developers and land owners, including many locally and family owned, investment firms, banks and institutional clients.

His practice area includes all aspects of commercial real estate transactions including acquisitions, sales, financing, leasing, partnerships, joint ventures and other ownership structures, and land development and management. Aneez also has particular expertise in these areas for advanced educational institutions, and serves as chair of the firm’s Advanced Education and Research group. He is known for engaging with his clients and finding practical solutions to complex legal matters.

Aneez is a significant contributor to the firm and serves on the management committee, is a proud member and past chair of the South Asian group and is a mentor to young lawyers.

Outside of his practice, Aneez enjoys spending time with his family and dog, and stays active as often as possible through sports (especially soccer!)

Aneez provides legal services through Aneez N. Devji Law Corporation


  • Structuring a joint venture among a pension fund and local private developers
  • Development of mixed-use retail, commercial and residential complex with over 1000 units by a local developer in the lower mainland
  • Development of long-term residential build out on Vancouver Island
  • Representing a developer on a $500 million construction loan facility
  • Sale of downtown Vancouver office tower
  • Leasing of office, industrial and retail space throughout B.C.
  • Craft breweries and distilleries – leasehold and financing needs


Aneez is an active contributor to the legal community and frequent presenter. Past Engagements include:

  • Chair, RBS University Counsel Seminar (annually)
  • CBA(British Columbia) Banking Law Section. Elected Legislative Liaison 2016 – 2019
  • CBA(British Columbia) Real Property Section. Elected Legislative Liaison 2012 – 2016
  • “Undertakings” – Presented at the CLE British Columbia Real Estate Fundamentals for Lawyers course, 2014, 2016 and 2018
  • “Strata Leases” – Presented at the Pacific Business & Law Institute Commercial Leasing seminar in 2020
  • Contributor, Professional Legal Training Course Practice Materials (Conveyancing Section)
  • Contributor, Continuing Legal Education Conveyancing Deskbook (select chapters)
  • Instructor, Vancouver Community College, Legal Research course for the paralegal program