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UDI Webinar: Legal Update: Commercial Tax Relief and REDMA Marketing Extension

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Name: UDI Webinar: Legal Update: Commercial Tax Relief and REDMA Marketing Extension
Date: April 23, 2020
Time: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM PDT
Event Description:


Please register at this link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9VuhR23BRgSq4WGqVEcOSA


In addition, the Superintendent of Real Estate released details yesterday regarding a three month extension to the nine month marketing period under Policy Statement 5 and 6.
Join our expert panel as they assess the impact of these changes on our industry.  

Featured panel:
  • Mark Lewis, Partner – Bennett Jones LLP
  • Paul Sullivan, Managing Partner – BCS Real Estate
  • Anne McMullin, President and CEO - Urban Development Institute (moderator)

Mark Lewis, Partner, Bennett Jones LLP
Mark Lewis is a partner at Bennett Jones. He practises in the areas of real estate development, commercial lending and commercial real estate leasing, with an emphasis on residential, commercial and resort developments, and commercial financing transactions. Having worked on numerous projects for developers and lenders, Mark has extensive experience in the following areas: structuring co-ownership, joint venture, limited partnership and limited liability partnership relationships for real estate development projects; representing institutional lenders in real estate financing transactions; representing private capital lenders in connection with mezzanine, equity and profit participation loans; representing surety companies in deposit protection insurance transactions; representing both landlords and tenants in commercial, retail and industrial leasing transactions and advising clients with respect to zoning, bylaw and other real estate regulatory compliance matters. He has been a UDI Board member, and has chaired UDI's Legal Issues Committee, since 2012. 

Paul Sullivan, Managing Partner – BCS Real Estate
Paul Sullivan joined Burgess, Cawley, Sullivan and Associates (BCS) in 1992, and became a partner in 2004. On graduation from the University of British Columbia, he approached Geoff Burgess, who persuaded Paul to join the firm. He began learning the appraisal side of the business, but soon found his passion in the tax appeal aspects of BCS.

Mr. Sullivan is not only head of the property tax division here at BCS, he is the most renowned property tax specialists in British Columbia. Every year, Paul and his team save clients millions of dollars in annual property taxes. He not only negotiates on clients’ behalf; he appears as an advocate during BC Assessment appeals process.

Paul spends his leisure time with his family playing polo, biking and walking his two rescue dogs.

Anne McMullin, President and CEO - Urban Development Institute (moderator) 
Anne McMullin is the President and CEO of the Urban Development Institute (UDI) – the leading voice for the development industry in BC.  Anne joined UDI in 2012 following a career path which has incorporated extensive experience in Public Affairs and Community Engagement over a span of more than 20 years.  
Previous to her role at UDI, Anne was the President and General Manager of the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce.  Prior to that she was Director of Communications at Port Metro Vancouver, President of the BC Salmon Farmers’ Association, a reporter for Global TV in Vancouver, and a reporter and broadcaster for Mountain FM in Squamish.  Anne is a Board Member with UBC Properties Trust, a Trustee with the Jack Webster Foundation Excellence in Journalism and is a volunteer with many other community organizations. Previously Anne was a Board Member with BC’s Knowledge Network, Vice Chair of Field Hockey Canada and President of the West Vancouver Field Hockey Club. 
Anne studied political science at the University of British Columbia, and holds a journalism diploma from the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). In 2017 Anne received the BCIT Distinguished Alumni award.

Online via webinar. Please register at this link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9VuhR23BRgSq4WGqVEcOSA

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Thursday, April 23, 2020 
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