Gayle Hunter
Partner | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-3352

Gayle practises business law, with a focus on commercial real estate transactions, including development (rezoning, subdivision and mixed-use projects), construction financing, joint ventures and co-ownership arrangements, acquisitions and commercial leasing. She also works closely with the Firm's experts in environmental, taxation, insolvency and other specialty groups. Regardless of the complexity of a matter, Gayle focuses on the business solutions to clients' legal issues, to "get the deal done" in the most efficient and practical manner.

Gayle's clients include local and national developers and investors, pension fund managers, real estate investment trusts (REITs), financial institutions, hotel and property managers, operators and owners, receivers, insurance companies, and users of real estate in the manufacturing, industrial, commercial, retail and high-tech industries..

SELECT EXPERIENCE

Gayle’s experience includes representing:

  • Developers of complex, multi-phase mixed use developments

  • Cross-border lenders on construction and term financing for shopping centres, hotels and development properties

  • Institutional investors and pension funds on the purchase and sale of shopping centres, office towers, hotels and business and industrial parks

  • First Nations with respect to land matters and parties entering into ground leases with First Nations

  • Oil and gas companies on the sale of properties

  • Investors and operators in the sale and purchase of hotel and resort properties

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Gayle is recognized as a leading real estate lawyer in the following publications:

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

  • Who's Who Legal: Canada

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada