Ian Graf is a partner in the Commercial Real Estate Group in our Vancouver office. Ian's practice covers all aspects of commercial real estate, with a focus on acquisitions, dispositions, real estate lending, commercial leasing and real estate development.
Ian acts for purchasers and vendors of commercial real estate, including advising on ownership structure, negotiating and drafting purchase agreements, options to purchase and other principal agreements, advising on due diligence issues and undertaking closing matters.
Ian acts for lenders and borrowers with respect to all types of real estate financings, including acquisition financing, construction financing and structured development finance.
Ian advises landlords and tenants in all aspects of commercial leasing, including drafting standard form leases, negotiating and reviewing ground leases, leases, subleases and licences and advising on landlord-tenant disputes.
Ian also advises owners and developers with respect to rezoning, subdivision and other local government approvals and with respect to issues under the Land Title Act, the Strata Property Act and the Real Estate Development Marketing Act.
Ian has previously been General Counsel for a privately held real estate investment and development company active in Canada and the United States. As General Counsel, Ian oversaw all aspects of the company's legal affairs and worked hand-in-hand with executives to develop and implement the Company's investment, mortgage lending and property development decisions. Ian began his legal career in New York City, practicing commercial real estate law with a leading global law firm.