基思·伯瑞尔, Q.C. is counsel in the 温哥华 office practising in the Real Property & Planning Group. Since joining the firm in 1978, 基思 has focused on commercial real estate matters.
基思’s practice involves extensive work with major real estate developers, both local and offshore, as well as real estate investors seeking commercial income properties and providing subordinated debt facilities. Although he has experience in all aspects of real estate development, financing work and structuring workout arrangements, he has a particular expertise in representing developers of large residential and mixed use projects engaged in presale activity. His work in this area has been recognized and adopted by other real estate professionals in BC. Many of the projects with which 基思 has been involved have been structured as partnerships or joint ventures of one form or another. As a result, he has developed extensive experience in preparing and negotiating documentation required for such transactions as well as ancillary management and other service agreements.
基思’s recent experience includes:
- acting for the purchaser of the Bentall 5 Building, 温哥华 (the largest single asset property purchase ever in 温哥华);
- acting for the subordinated lender in connection with the restructuring and recapitalization of the Evelyn Drive, West 温哥华 project including related bankruptcy proceedings;
- acting for the construction lender in connection with the 温哥华 2010 Athletes Village project and on the subsequent sale of the loan;
- acting on the purchase and subsequent sale of the HSBC Bank Building, 温哥华;
- 代表Semiahmoo购物中心，West Oaks购物中心，CanWest购物中心和Kingsgate购物中心的购买者；
- acting for the vendor of 温哥华 Island Technology Park;
- acting for the purchaser of a two building office and retail complex in downtown 温哥华;
基思 attended the 不列颠哥伦比亚大学 and obtained a B.Comm with an Urban Land Economics option in 1977 and an LLB in 1978.
基思 has been an active member of the Urban Development Institute including serving on the Institute’s Board of Directors from 1991 to 1993. He is also a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the Law Society of British Columbia. He was appointed as Queen’s 法律顾问 in 2005.
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