SURV’s lawyers have extensive experience and expertise in all areas of commercial real estate,  providing tailored and comprehensive real estate advice to their diverse client base.

Investment Structures

We recommend and implement appropriate structures for property acquisition and holding. Corporations, partnerships, limited partnerships, and other forms of joint ventures may be implemented to address the client’s business objectives, risk mitigation, and tax efficiencies.

Acquisition and Disposition

We act for clients in the acquisition, financing, operation and disposition of shopping centres, residential and offices complexes, hotels/recreational properties and multi-use projects. This includes review and consideration of existing leases, zoning and municipal issues, environmental issues, and financing.


We have experience with a wide spectrum of development issues, including project management, tendering, rezoning and municipal approvals, construction and insurance, subdivisions (including air space parcels) sales disclosure issues, builders liens, and construction dispute resolution.


We represent both borrowers and lenders, including financial institutions and private parties, on a wide variety of financing arrangements relating to real estate and commercial matters. We advise on all aspects of finance from structuring and securitizing to funding both primary and subordinate loans, including project construction and takeout financing and many other types of credit facility.


We represent both landlords and tenants in the negotiation of ground leases, retail leases, office leases, lease renewals and rental valuations.

Strata Property

We have expertise in both strata and bare land strata developments as well as re-structuring, including the creation of appropriate bylaws, and property management issues arising out of the Strata Property Act.

Institutional Real Estate

We have extensive experience acting for governmental and quasi-governmental institutions in connection with the foregoing areas of real estate. We are sensitive to the public realm in which institutions operate, and understand the interplay between different levels of government and private and public partners in getting large scale projects built.




Articles | Dec 23, 2021

Critical March 1, 2022 Deadline for Preserving Non-Domestic Water Rights Nears

Case Studies | Jan 8, 2021

Lease found to be "clear and unambiguous"

Articles | Apr 20, 2020

Real Estate Transactions and COVID: Challenges to Closing

Articles | Apr 16, 2020

COVID-19: Prime Minister Trudeau announces more help to Individuals and Businesses

Articles | Oct 22, 2019

Keep Your Client Out Of Litigation: British Columbia Courts Rule Expiry of Limitation Period is an Absolute Bar to Commencing Third Party Proceedings

Firm News | Jun 4, 2019

Claire Immega joins LandlordBC Board of Directors

Articles | Apr 18, 2019

Keep Divided and Conquer: The Dangers of Joint Tenancy

News + Insights | Feb 25, 2019

Singleton Reynolds Welcomes New Associate Casey Smith

News + Insights | Feb 19, 2019

Singleton Reynolds Welcomes New Partner and Co-chair of Commercial Real Estate Practice Group

Articles | Aug 2, 2018

The Perils of Co-Ownership

Articles | Jul 26, 2018

Short-term Rentals: Legal but Limited

Articles | Jul 26, 2018

Winding Up Strata Corps— Get it Right the First Time

Articles | Jul 25, 2018

Tough New Privacy Rules For Landlords

Seminars | Feb 19, 2018

Best of Both Worlds: 5 Real Estate and 5 Estate Planning Practice Points to Keep You (and Your Clients) out of Court

Publications | Jul 4, 2017

The Application of Caveat Emptor in Real Estate Transactions

Publications | Jul 4, 2017

General Principles of Assignments in Real Estate Transactions

Publications | Jul 4, 2017

Condo Buyers Alert Your Property May Be Ready Early

Publications | Mar 23, 2017

New Home? Don’t Worry, You’re Covered

Publications | Mar 23, 2017

The Duty of Good Faith, or: How Not to Let Courts Rewrite Your Lease