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McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Real Estate

4 ranked lawyersBand 1British ColumbiaCanada 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

McCarthy Tétrault is well respected for its consummate ability to handle the full range of real estate matters for a top-tier client roster. Its Vancouver real estate team is widely acknowledged for its leading expertise in real estate financing and development, as well as advising on big-ticket acquisitions, leasing and Aboriginal land use matters. It is frequently mandated on large-scale mixed-use developments in the region, as well as being well equipped to handle significant portfolio deals and the purchase and sale of landmark assets. The firm regularly acts for major Canadian banks, pension funds and REITs, as well as foreign investors.

Strengths

One market source described the firm as "excellent - without exception McCarthy Tétrault’s team members have impressed."

Another client stated: "Every lawyer has taken the time to learn about us as individuals, but more importantly the company, its values and its culture. They have asked and taken in what matters to us and what doesn’t and through this they provide more effective advice and guidance."

Work highlights

A team led by Craig Shirreff advised CM (Canada) Asset Management on the sale Grouse Mountain to Northland Properties.

Notable practitioners

Conrad Rego concentrates his British Columbia-based practice on the financing of developments, with broader transactional expertise rounding out his commercial real estate practice. He regularly advises big local companies as well as large institutional players in the market.

Craig Shirreff is active on acquisitions and dispositions in real estate, with notable expertise in hospitality and master-planned development work.
"His written work is always excellent and he produces it at an incredibly rapid pace without sacrificing quality. He keeps multiple balls in the air at once and his commentary is always insightful. He doesn’t overcomplicate deals and he works for solutions as opposed to trying to find problems. His goal is never to drag out a file but to get to a finish line with the best possible result."

Keith Burrell QC possesses an impressive track record acting for developers and investors on large-scale developments in British Columbia. Burrell offers notable experience advising on mixed-use and residential projects in Vancouver.
"He is the voice of reason if there is any challenge on the file or issue."

Scott Smythe enjoys a position at the very forefront of the real estate market thanks to his extensive experience handling commercial transactions BC. He regularly assists developers and investors with real estate developments, as well as advising landlords and tenants on commercial leases.
"He is very capable of managing a lot at once and sticking to his timelines. I think he is also very practical and he doesn't waste a lot of time chasing things that do not go anywhere."

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Overview

As Canada's largest commercial real estate practice, we close more deals than any other firm
We love a challenge and we excel at advising you on all of your real estate matters, whether acquiring an entire portfolio of properties, selling a single property, forming a real estate investment fund, supporting the development of a large project, negotiating a complex lease agreement, or refinancing a loan.

Consistently ranked as the country’s #1 real estate law practice, our Real Property & Planning Group helps you jump on opportunities and conquer obstacles as they arise. Our lawyers’ breadth of knowledge of the Canadian commercial real estate market is unsurpassed, enabling us to advise you on the complete spectrum of commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions, leasing, financing, development and municipal properties across Canada.

Working to be your trusted real estate partner
As your advisor, we use innovative and collaborative strategies to reach practical and timely solutions. With offices across Canada, we can ensure that you quickly and efficiently capitalize on opportunities whenever and wherever they arise, whether locally, nationally or internationally.

Real Estate

McCarthy Tétrault LLP

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Location

Suite 2400, 745 Thurlow Street

Vancouver

British Columbia

Canada

V6E 0C5

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

British Columbia

Real Estate


Conrad Rego
Band 3
Craig Shirreff
Band 2
Keith Burrell QC
Senior Statespeople
Scott Smythe
Band 1