Real Estate Development

RBS assists developers—both new and highly experienced—as well as landowners, investors and lending institutions with real estate development projects in the Lower Mainland and across British Columbia. The Real Estate Development Group regularly advises clients on a broad range of development projects – from single-unit redevelopments to complex mixed-use towers. The firm has particular expertise with development of leasehold land. Whatever the project, RBS provides a thorough, disciplined, cost-effective and solutions-oriented approach to real estate development.

The Real Estate Development Group regularly assists clients in the following areas:

  • Property purchase and sales
  • Corporate structuring, including joint ventures, limited partnerships and other structures
  • Financing
  • Disclosure statements and matters related to the Real Estate Development Marketing Act
  • Residential, commercial and mixed-use developments
  • Strata/condominium developments
  • Leasehold, social housing and cooperative developments

The Real Estate Development Group works closely with the firm’s Wealth Preservation Group and Real Estate Lending Group to advise on ways to create personalized, tax-efficient plans for individuals and families by transferring property, constructing family trusts, and working with financial advisors. The group also works in conjunction with the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group to provide advice on handling tough negotiations and complex litigation involving:

  • Construction matters
  • Environmental litigation
  • Issues surrounding Aboriginal land claims