Mike Ventresca
Associate | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-3392

Mike advises clients on a wide variety of commercial real estate matters including buying, selling, financing, leasing, developing and managing real estate. He also has experience with real estate ownership structuring including through limited partnerships, trusts, joint ventures and other co-ownership arrangements.

Mike works with a diverse group of Canadian, U.S., and international clients of all shapes and sizes. He has advised developers, landlords, tenants, institutional and private investors, financial institutions, publicly traded companies and real estate investment trusts (REITs). Mike’s clients are active in retail, office, industrial, multi-family, hospitality and seniors housing property types, as well as in various industries including renewable energy, forestry and mining.

As part of his practice, Mike regularly provides real estate advice and support for corporate & commercial, banking, M&A and corporate finance transactions.

Mike joined the Firm in 2014 after practising in the real estate group at a leading regional firm in Toronto.

When not practising law, Mike likes spending time with his wife and son, travelling and enjoying everything that Vancouver has to offer.


Mike has provided real estate advice on matters such as:

  • An institutional investor’s purchase of a portfolio of office and retail properties in Vancouver

  • The development of a multi-building mixed-use project by a Vancouver-based developer

  • A landlord’s leasing of office and flagship retail premises in downtown Vancouver

  • The purchase and financing of renewable energy projects in British Columbia

  • An initial public offering by a Canadian retailer with locations across North America

  • An international retailer’s expansion into Canada

  • Canadian and U.S. lender secured financings of British Columbia-based forestry companies

  • A U.S. private equity firm’s investment in a British Columbia-based mining company

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Blakes Bulletin on Commercial Real Estate, February 19, 2019.
Co-author: British Columbia Real Estate Practice Manual, Chapter 10
The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, 2015 - 2018.
Blakes Bulletin on Commercial Real Estate, November 1, 2017.
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Speaker: Transparency Is Coming: New Disclosure Requirements for B.C. Real Estate and Companies
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Vancouver, British Columbia, June 18, 2019.
Speaker: Land Owner Transparency Act: An Overview of the Draft Legislation
Canadian Bar Association (BC Branch), Wills & Trusts Section Meeting, Vancouver, British Columbia, October 30, 2018.
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Interviewed by Aidan Macnab, Canadian Lawyer, June 11, 2019.
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