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Gabrielle Guarino
Gabrielle Guarino Associate | Vancouver

About Gabrielle

Gabrielle acts on real property and lending transactions in several industry groups. She has experience in transactions involving buying, selling, leasing, financing and developing commercial real estate, including shopping centres, hotels, apartment buildings, office buildings and industrial properties.

Gabrielle advises a broad range of clients such as developers, financial institutions, pension funds and other lenders and investors. She also works closely with other practice groups in the Firm to provide real estate advice relating to commercial transactions.

Gabrielle joined Blakes as an associate after summering and articling with the Firm.

She is fluent in both English and French.

Select Experience

Representative experience includes advising:

  • Vendors and purchasers on the sale of commercial real estate

  • Landlords and tenants in the leasing of commercial properties

  • A national land developer in the development of land parcels for a mixed-use commercial and residential development

  • Lenders and borrowers in financing real estate developments

  • A purchaser in the acquisition and leaseback of a portfolio of commercial properties across Canada

  • A large property developer on a multi-step subdivision project

  • Developers and industrial companies in the drafting of commercial land-based agreements involving Indigenous groups (e.g., funding agreements, impact benefit agreements, etc.)

  • Mining companies in the preparation of resource extraction agreements for properties across British Columbia 

Professional Activities

Gabrielle is a member of The Law Society of British Columbia and the Canadian Bar Association (CBA). Throughout law school, she served as the CBA Student Representative and was actively involved with the Pro Bono Students Canada Program and the UBC Indigenous Law Students' Association.


Admitted to the British Columbia Bar – 2022
JD, Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia – 2021
BA, University of British Columbia – 2018

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