Our team is experienced in all aspects of real estate transactions and provides comprehensive services to clients, including:
Review and drafting of residential leases, office leases, industrial leases, mixed-use project leases. Assistance in negotiating offers to lease and tenant inducement packages.
Acquisitions and Dispositions
- Review and drafting of purchase and sale agreements, escrow and holdback agreements and estoppels, conducting due diligence.
Resolving disputes arising from the purchase, leasing, management and sale of real estate or businesses. Assistance with investigating regulatory compliance, performing title searches, and reviewing and advising on engineering and environmental audits. Advice on landlord-tenant disputes arising during the term of a lease or upon its termination.
Real estate investment trusts (REITs)
- Assisting with obtaining bridge loans and financing, negotiating land use approvals, planning joint venture agreements.
Insurance coverage analysis, policy negotiations, claims strategies.
Acquisition, construction and permanent financing, from both the lender’s and the borrower’s perspective. Drafting, negotiation and implementation of loan and security documentation.
Listing and management agreements, landlord and tenant liability, rent collections and related matters.
Advice as to the choice of investment vehicle and structure, and assistance with due diligence matters, including minute books and financial reviews.
Land Use Planning and Development
Advice on land acquisition and assembly, pre-development options and strategies; Coordination of all aspects of land use planning and development process, including dealing with government and public agencies, securing regulatory approvals, and representing clients before administrative tribunals and municipalities; Advice on general municipal law matters.
Drafting and negotiation of construction contracts, construction financing, from both the lender’s and the borrower’s perspective.
Business risk management in B.C.
Before you start your vehicle in the morning, you first check if the fuel is enough, tires have enough air pressure, you change the oil, and you make sure signals are properly functioning and so on. All you do so to make sure you can reach your destination on time and without any issue or incident. While you are on your way, driving very carefully and you are so sure that your car cannot cause you any delays as you have properly checked all necessary things. But all of a sudden your car tire busts or a vehicle from another road comes and hit your vehicle while it is not even your fault. You can never prevent some incidents in your daily life. All you can do is to have some precautions in order to reduce the impact of such events. For instance, in case of tire failure, you can have an extra tire or a plan to quickly change the tire to save your time. Likewise, in case of an accident, what can protect you from injury is an airbag. Moreover, you have some emergency numbers to reach out your family members or hospital for help.
Risk management is an art of identifying, analyzing, assessing and controlling risk. Information systems used in organizations are more targetable thus finding the vulnerability and fixing them before any incident is one of the proactive act. The best way to learn such skills is to get certified by a well-known vendor.
There is no way that you can prevent these incidents from happening. Similarly, in the business world, some bad incidents or events can occur without any signal or prediction. The risk is not just an uncertain or unexpected event, the risk is when you don’t have a countermeasure to mitigate the impact of such incident. Risks are uncertain situations that can never be prevented, but instead, the chances of risk occurrence can be reduced to the point where the impact of such risk will be bearable. If a risk occurs, it can leave a huge negative impact on your business goodwill and image. For example, you have an e-commerce website and a lot of loyal customers purchase your product, one day it dawned on them that all their personal data and credentials have been compromised from your website or business platform. Would they like to avail your services ever again? Even though the next time you are doing your best to make sure the security of your website is good enough but your customer might never return to you. Once they lose their trust, it is nearly impossible to gain it back. Some risks can bankrupt your entire business if not be taken into consideration. Thus, we must learn to control such risks before they leave any huge impact.