Agenda

9:00

Welcome and Introduction by PBLI

9:05

Chairs' Welcome and Introduction

 

Sarah Batut

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

 

Barbara Vanderburgh

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

 

9:15

Navigating the Municipal Process

 

Heidi Granger

City of Vancouver

 

Olga Rivkin

Lidstone & Company

 

  • Areas where an application can stall
  • Common mistakes in the process and how to avoid them
  • Best practices for a smooth application process

 

10:00

Questions and Discussion

10:10

Impact of Foreign Investment on Development

 

Ashley Willard Bauman

Rennie Group

 

  • Challenges arising from the 15% foreign buyers' tax
  • Impacts on residential developments
  • Presale considerations
  • Effect of political uncertainty
  • How best to navigate the situation

 

  10:50

Questions and Discussion

  11:00

Refreshment Adjournment

  11:15

Redevelopment of Troublesome Sites

 

Daniel Bennett, Q.C.

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

 

Kaitlin Smiley

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

 

  • Long-term leasehold properties
  • Solutions for covenants and easements restricting redevelopment

 

  12:05

Questions and Discussion

  12:15

Networking Lunch

   1:15

Tax Considerations for Real Estate Projects

 

Alexander Demner

Thorsteinssons LLP

 

  • Structuring options
  • Important income tax issues
  • Foreign buyers' tax and empty homes tax
  • Legal title considerations

 

   2:00

Questions and Discussion

   2:10 Mixed-Use Development
  Sarah Batut

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

 

Barbara Vanderburgh

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

 

  • Space-sharing and cost-sharing arrangements
  • Leasing in mixed-use properties
  • Current issues

 

   2:50 Questions and Discussion
   3:00 Refreshment Adjournment
   3:15 Strata Property Act Considerations
  Allyson Baker

Clark Wilson LLP

 

  • The 80% requirement
  • the Court process
  • Making offers for strata properties
  • Current issues

 

   3:55 Questions and Discussion
   4:05 The Developer's Perspective: Tales from the Crypt
  John Conciella

Serracan Properties Ltd.

 

  • Evaluating development feasibility
  • Roadblocks
  • Creative compromises

 

   4:45 Questions and Discussion
   4:55 Chairs' Closing Remarks
   5:00

Program Concludes