“No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.” It was Voltaire who said this. And it is a principle and approach that Shauna carries into all of her work. She has a curiosity that drives her to truly understand a client’s business and to help move it forward with solutions that deliver results.

She is enthusiastic about working with companies that share this passion for progress.

Work Highlights

Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust

  • Negotiated purchase agreements, conducted due diligence process, negotiated acquisition financing documents and completed the acquisition of over $184,110,000 worth of industrial properties in 2012 and over $130,000,000 in 2013

Sunstone Realty Advisors

  • Established various BC-based REITs and helped them acquire portfolios of revenue-producing properties throughout BC and Canada in excess of $310,000,000

Vancouver Airport Authority

  • Negotiated letter of intent and purchase agreement, conducted due diligence process, negotiated acquisition financing documents and completed the acquisition of key interests in Sea Island cargo facilities for Vancouver Airport Property Management LLP from Huntingdon Capital Corp. in a deal worth $39,500,000
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Shauna helps clients grow and achieve their business goals by securing the spaces where they conduct business and doing the legal work related to obtaining the funding that allows them to do so.

Services
Buy, sell, lease and finance all types of commercial real estate Negotiate purchase and sale agreements
Negotiate ongoing deal points commencing with due diligence processes through to completion of a purchase or sale Negotiate loan commitments and financing documents
Create and maintain limited partnership, joint venture and trust structures Create, maintain and advise mortgage investment corporations and mortgage investment trusts
Raise equity for a variety of real estate investment and development projects through various structures Identify and comply with securities legislation, rules and regulations applicable to raising equity from investors to invest in real estate

With an industrious and ambitious approach, Shauna loves the rush of solving difficult problems and finding resourceful solutions to help companies maximize opportunities. She respects our clients as the creative risk-takers and dynamic innovators who built this province into the burgeoning global hub it is today. To her, success means helping our clients advance and achieve their business goals.

Entrepreneurialism has always been in Shauna’s family. Her grandparents owned and operated a movie theatre in Princeton, BC and later established the first cable television provider in Hope, BC. Her parents also owned and operated a bakery business when she was growing up on Vancouver Island.

Watching her grandparents and parents work tirelessly at their businesses instilled in Shauna the values of hard work, client service, curiosity and ambition. It is these values that drive her ability to help clients grow their businesses and create success.

Awards & Distinctions
  • Best Lawyers in Canada, Real Estate Law, 2018
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Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust
  • Negotiated purchase agreements, conducted due diligence process, negotiated acquisition financing documents and completed the acquisition of over $184,110,000 worth of industrial properties in 2012 and over $130,000,000 in 2013
Sunstone Realty Advisors
  • Established various BC-based REITs and helped them acquire portfolios of revenue-producing properties throughout BC and Canada in excess of $310,000,000
Vancouver Airport Authority
  • Negotiated letter of intent and purchase agreement, conducted due diligence process, negotiated acquisition financing documents and completed the acquisition of key interests in Sea Island cargo facilities for Vancouver Airport Property Management LLP from Huntingdon Capital Corp. in a deal worth $39,500,000
AP Capital REIT
  • Established this BC-based private REIT in 2015 and assisted with the initial offering of Trust Units to raise up to $40,000,000, followed by the acquisition of the REIT’s first property worth $25,000,000
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Awards & Distinctions
  • Best Lawyers in Canada, Real Estate Law, 2018
Industry Involvement
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Urban Development Institute
  • International Association of Industrial and Office Properties, Vancouver Chapter
  • Association of Women in Finance
Community Commitments
  • Volunteer, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Director and Secretary, Tyee Club of British Columbia
  • President and Director, Hooplaw Charitable Foundation
  • Peter A. Allard School of Law Alumni Association
Education and Call to Bar
  • Call to Bar: British Columbia, 2006
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of British Columbia, 2005
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Simon Fraser University, 2001
External Publications & Presentations
  • Financing Real Estate Deals Through Limited Partnerships, paper prepared and presented at the “Hot Topics in Real Estate Development” program, hosted by the Pacific Business & Law Institute on October 7, 2015
  • Slowing Economy and Tighter Lending Standards Presents Opportunities and Challenges: Buying and Selling Financially Distressed Businesses, Business Matters, September 2008
  • The CCAA, Stelco and Shareholder Equity, Rebuilding Success Magazine, Vol 6, Issue 2, Page 30, Fall 2007
  • Greater U.S. investment expected in BC through unlimited liability companies, The Lawyers Weekly, August 10, 2007
  • Tougher Legislation Needed to Fight Spam, The Lawyers Weekly, April 13, 2007
  • Gambling From the Bottom Rung of the Priority Ladder: CCAA Restructuring, Shareholder Equity and the Stelco Case, Canadian Association of Insolvency & Recruiting Professionals, January 17, 2006
  • Through the Lens of Insolvency: Shareholder Equity in CCAA Restructurings, Annual Review of Insolvency Law 527 [Thomson Carswell], 2005
  • Protected Areas in British Columbia, Clark Wilson LLP, September 15, 2004