Real Estate


We act for buyers and sellers of houses, condos, and fractional-ownership properties in the Sea-to-Sky Corridor, and all over British Columbia.  Since 1973, our team of lawyers and paralegals, who live and work in the Corridor, have offered our in-depth understanding of real estate transactions to clients ranging from local families buying resident-restricted townhomes, to international investment companies buying income-producing rental houses.

We understand that buying and selling real estate can be emotional and stressful, and that there are many variables that can affect the transaction.  We do our best to simplify things for you by giving you practical, timely information and advice, and to answer your questions and concerns so that there are no surprises or problems on the completion date.

We encourage clients to contact us as early as possible in the process so that we can provide timely advice with respect to the wording of the contract, mortgage requirements, tax concerns, estate planning, and insurance.

For a detailed discussion of the purchase process, click here, and for the sale process, click here.


Click To View Our Real Estate Buyers Guide


The acquisition of commercial real estate can be complicated and time-consuming due to the number of factors that may be involved. Purchase financing, municipal zoning, strata property rules, provincial environmental regulations, taxes, trusts, and commercial tenancies are typical facets of a commercial purchase.  We help buyers and sellers of commercial properties get efficient, successful results throughout the process.

We also act for developers of commercial and residential properties. Click here to read our article on real estate development.

Principal Contacts

Sholto Shaw
Sholto Shaw
Real Estate Law

Since being called to the BC Bar, Sholto Shaw has practised mainly in the areas of real estate, wills and estates, and corporate/commercial law.

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Kathleen van der Ree - Race and Company Lawyer
Kathleen van der Ree

Kathleen has practised in the Sea to Sky Corridor mainly in the areas of real estate, wills & estates, and corporate/commercial law.

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