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Chad works in the Real Estate Group at Lawson Lundell and assists clients with all aspects of real estate development, commercial leasing and municipal planning. In particular, Chad has experience: acting for developers in connection with the acquisition and disposition of commercial properties; assisting developers in the rezoning and subdivision of development properties; advising in relation to strata wind-ups; acting for the utility providers in British Columbia in connection with the acquisition of property rights for the construction of major linear projects; advising tenants and landlords in lease preparation in industrial, retail and office leasing transactions; and, assisting developers in the establishment of corporate structures appropriate for various real estate transactions, including the formation of limited partnerships, joint ventures and bare trusts.

Chad is involved in continuing legal education in British Columbia and is a frequent lecturer for lawyers and other industry professionals regarding current developments in commercial real estate law. Chad graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2010 and joined Lawson Lundell in the same year as an articled student.

Professional Activities

  • Law Society of British Columbia, Member
  • Canada Bar Association - Co-Chair, Vancouver Real Property Subsection
  • Urban Development Institute (UDI), Member UDI Under 40 Executive Committee
  • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, Member
  • Continuing Legal Education Society of BC - Speaker at Real Estate Advanced Topics (2016)
  • Pacific Business & Law Institute - Speaker at Current Trends in Commercial Leasing (2016)

Experience

Experience

Chad has experience:

  • Acting for developers in connection with the acquisition and disposition of commercial properties
  • Assisting developers in the rezoning and subdivision of development properties
  • Advising tenants and landlords in lease preparation in industrial, retail and office leasing transactions
  • Assisting developers in the establishment of corporate structures appropriate for various real estate transactions, including the formation of limited partnerships, joint ventures and bare trusts
  • Assisting an electric utility company in relation to the acquisition of land tenures from private land owners 
  • Acting for Shape Properties Corp., with respect to Shape's Western Canada retail portfolio of approximately 4,500,000 square feet 
  • Acting for various BC-based developers in respect of various residential and mixed-use developments, advising on the organization and formation of various development entities, rezoning and municipal matters, financing, pre-sale purchaser documentation in compliance with the Real Estate Development Marketing Act, and conveyance of completed strata lots to individual purchasers 
  • Acting for a large commercial real estate advisor in respect to its acquisition and sale of various investment properties in BC, including the sale of concrete and wood-frame residential buildings, a commercial retail plaza, and a warehouse and distribution building 
  • Acting for a vendor in respect of a sale and leaseback transaction for a 268,000 square foots industrial facility

News & Publications

News & Publications

Chad Travis, Lawson Lundell Photo
Vancouver
t 604.631.9277
f 604.669.1620

Assistant Contact

Bar Admissions

  • British Columbia (2011)

Education

Osgoode Hall Law School (J.D., 2010)

University of Western Ontario (B.A. Hons. History, 2007)

Practices & Industries

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