Across BC, developers of new housing navigate taxes, fees, and the policies that drive them, generated by all levels of government. UDI has recently released the Taxing Growth: Analysing the Taxes and Fees on New Housing Development report which examines the taxes and fees associated with building new housing in BC.
Join Mark Lewis, with our Real Estate Legal Issues Committee and Paul Sullivan and Roque Hsieh, of our Property Tax Committee, to explore some of these issues and get the latest updates on the Provincial and Federal Budgets at our upcoming Spring Tax & Legal webinar.
Key topics we will explore:
Please join us for this session from the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), Qayqayt, Kwantlen, Semiahmoo and Tsawwassen peoples.
Paul Sullivan (Principal and Regional Leader, Property Tax Complex, Ryan ULC)
Paul Sullivan is Principal and Regional Leader, Property Tax Complex with Ryan ULC and specializes in providing property tax services in the British Columbia region, saving clients millions of dollars in annual property taxes by negotiating on clients? behalf and appearing as an advocate during the assessment appeals process. Paul, is a Board Member and Chair, Property Tax Committee of UDI and appears on behalf of industry, advocating to all levels of government on tax reform and fairness issues and regularly addresses city council meetings, real estate associations, and small business organizations, educating industry on the complex issues surrounding property taxation.
Roque Hsieh (Partner, Tax, KPMG Canada)
Roque is a seasoned professional with more than 25 years experience in Real Estate Taxation. He is currently the Real Estate Tax Leader in the Greater Vancouver Area.
Roque specializes in real estate transactions including cross-border investments, financings and divestitures. Over the years, he has helped many families and family offices navigate through the complexities of immigration, emigration and the use of Canadian and foreign trusts for estate and family planning purposes. Over the past 10 years, Roque has been involved in a number of significant real estate development projects that have defined the landscape of the community in the Lower Mainland.
Mark Lewis (Partner, Bennett Jones LLP)
Mark Lewis is a partner in the Corporate Group at Bennett Jones LLP practicing in the area of commercial real estate. Mark's practice encompasses the full spectrum of real estate transactions, and development and infrastructure projects, including urban strata projects, business parks, seniors housing, healthcare and education facilities, public works and recreational resorts. He regularly advises local and foreign-based clients in connection with structuring co-ownership, joint venture and partnership relationships for real estate development projects. He also has an active commercial lending practice that focuses on construction and equity financing loans, deposit protection insurance facilities and cross-border business financings. Mark has been a UDI Board member, and has chaired UDI's Legal Issues Committee, since 2012. He is a member of the Editorial Board for the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC's Real Estate Development Practice Manual and since 2005 he has authored the Manual's "Development Marketing" chapter.
Anne McMullin (Moderator) (President & CEO, UDI)