Mark Lewis practices in the areas of real estate development, commercial lending and commercial real estate leasing, with an emphasis on commercial transactions, urban, large-infrastructure and resort development, and structuring equity investments in real estate.
Having worked on numerous projects for developers and lenders, Mark has extensive experience in the following areas: structuring co-ownership, joint venture, limited partnership and limited liability partnership relationships for real estate development projects; representing institutional lenders in real estate financing transactions; representing private capital lenders in connection with mezzanine, equity and profit participation loans; representing surety companies in deposit protection insurance transactions; representing both landlords and tenants in commercial, retail and industrial leasing transactions and advising clients with respect to zoning, bylaw and other real estate regulatory compliance matters.
What Clients Say
"Mark's experience is invaluable to our business. He is quick to respond with advice and solutions that make sense and protect our company."
Mark has unique and extensive experience in seniors housing transactions and development, rail and aviation transportation-related transactions, work involving natural resource properties for the forestry, pulp, energy and mining sectors and the investigation, acquisition and transfer of government land tenures.
Mark is a board member and Chair of the Legal Issues Committee of the Urban Development Institute—Pacific Region, a Fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America, and a member of the global land economics society Lambda Alpha International. He is a frequent contributor to The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, including serving as an editorial board member and author for its Real Estate Development Practice Manual, an author for its Mortgages Practice Manual and a long-time co-chair of its advanced Real Estate Development courses.