Peter M. Tolensky - Lawson Lundell LLP

Peter M. Tolensky

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2011

Peter chairs Lawson Lundell's Real Estate Group. His clients include pension funds, utility, mining and pipeline companies and private entities to whom he provides advice on a variety of real estate and corporate structuring matters for all types of projects. He also negotiates a significant volume of retail, office and industrial leases for landlords and tenants.

Univeresity of Western OntarioBA 1996University of British ColumbiaLL.B 1999
CBA/BCLS Air-Space Subdivision Task ForceCanadian Bar Association, BC BranchBritish Columbia Due Diligence DeskbookLaw Society of British ColumbiaUrban Development InstituteNational Association of Industrial and Office PropertiesInternational Council of Shopping Centers


Examples of Peter’s recent experience include:

• Acting for various utility, mining and pipeline companies in connection with linear project land acquisitions and surface leases
• Acting as lead leasing counsel for institutional and privately held landlords and tenants in connection with lease preparation, negotiations and related property management matters for regional shopping centres, power centres, enclosed malls, lifestyle centres, office tower complexes and multi-tenanted industrial parks
• Acting for buyers and sellers of various retail malls, shopping centres, office buildings and industrial buildings, including multi-unit, strata-titled properties
• Acting for various developers in connection with corporate structuring of development ventures, site acquisition, subsequent development work and project marketing and presale matters for various residential and mixed use projects throughout British Columbia, including projects using air-space subdivision and geothermal utility systems
• Acting as lead real estate counsel for pension fund in connection with its indirect acquisition of Canadian portfolio of manufactured home communities
• Acting as British Columbia counsel to mortgage lender to major ski resort operator as part of credit facilities advanced in connection with operator’s initial public offering
• Acting as British Columbia counsel to seniors care facility operator in connection with its acquisition of seniors care facility
• Acting for developer of various ground-leasehold interests in Port Metro Vancouver industrial park facility, including attending to rail access matters
• Acting for commercial real estate brokerage in connection with preparation of standard form land assembly sales package
• Acting for industrial manufacturer in connection with sale/leaseback of its Canadian portfolio of manufacturing facilities
• Acting for British Columbia utility in connection with various real estate matters, including statutory rights of way and related tenure matters
• Acting for restaurant chain operator in connection with opening of new restaurant locations and capital raising
• Acting for buyer of cranberry farm and related farming operations
• Acting for developer in connection with development of heritage property and related heritage incentive matters including density transfers

Office Location

Cathedral Place, Suite 1600
925 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 3L2

Practice Areas

Real Estate Law

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