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Larry R. Sandrin


Commercial Real Estate Transaction, Development and Leasing Lawyer at Bennett Jones Vancouver

T: 604.891.5142

Larry Sandrin's practice focuses on all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, development and leasing, with an emphasis on major governmental approval processes in comprehensive development and infrastructure projects.

Larry's work involving governmental approvals has included agricultural land reserve determinations and releases, official community and development plans, re-zonings, subdivisions and complex development and building permit processes.

Larry has completed many significant commercial transactions of a wide variety of real estate portfolios and investment properties for local, national and offshore investors and public bodies.

He has advised and assisted in many infrastructure projects, including P3s, relating to transportation, civil works, healthcare and education projects.

Larry is a past director of the BC Branch of the Canadian Diabetes Association and a past governor and Vice-Chair of the Collingwood School Society in West Vancouver.

Select Experience

  • Planning, rezonings, subdivisions, infrastructure construction and site sales, from concept to completion, of Marathon Realty's Coal Harbour Project, including all negotiations with City of Vancouver through five major rezonings, joint ventures and co-ownership agreements, governance, corporate re-organizations, and dispositions, generating land sale proceeds from residential, office, hotel, marina and convention centre development sites exceeding CDN $400,000,000, and overall project development values exceeding CDN $4 Billion.
  • Development, leasing, financing, subdivision and sales of Marathon Realty office buildings at Granville Square, Waterfront Centre, Waterfront Hotel, Granville Square II and CP Station including all dealings with B.C. Transit/TransLink on public transit guideways and stations - project values exceeding CDN $800,000,000.
  • Participation and advice on rezonings, acquisitions, development, leasing and sale of BC Enterprise Corporation land assets (including Songhees Master Project in Victoria).

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Recent Recognitions

  • 2017, Chambers Canada

    Larry R. Sandrin, ranked, Real Estate: Nationwide

    "particularly good at dealing with complicated agreements."
  • 2017, Chambers Canada

    Larry R. Sandrin, ranked, Real Estate: British Columbia

    "Apart from being a formidable legal talent and one of the top real estate lawyers in the province, Larry Sandrin is keenly aware of markets, business and strategy and is able to add significant value beyond strict legal work."
  • 2017, The Legal 500 Canada

    Larry R. Sandrin, recommended, Real Estate

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