Top 100 biggest B.C. real estate deals of 2014

Ranked by total value of the deal in CAD

Published in BIV print edition March 24, 2015. The online edition of the list has been updated as of March 25 and expanded to include five deals that were omitted from the print edition, specifically #14, #26, #80, #85 and #91. Sources: Interviews with companies below, advisers to those companies and BIV research.

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Rank '15FootnotesPropertyPurchaserSellerDescription of the dealDate deal closed in 2014Partial list of agents and advisersPrice in CAD
1 Retail and entertainment centre
Lot 1 Section 15 Township 5 and District Lot 833 Group 2 NWD Plan EPP33842
Ivanhoé Cambridge
Tsawwassen First Nation
1.5 million sq ft development for a retail and entertainment centre on Tsawwassen First Nation lands January 23 Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, McCarthy Tétrault $750,000,000.00
2 Burrard Gateway project
Not provided
Jim Pattison Developments Ltd
Joint venture between Jim Pattison Developments and Reliance Properties to develop and construct the Burrard Gateway project, comprising two residential towers, office, retail and amenity space October 28 Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Richards Buell Sutton LLP, Stikeman Elliott LLP $500,000,000.00
3 Downtown Vancouver resort
Adjacent to BC Place stadium
Parq Holdings LP
World-class urban resort adjacent to BC Place stadium December 17 Credit Suisse Securities (U.S.), Dundee Securities Ltd, Farris Vaughan Wills & Murphy LLP, Valtus Capital Group LLC $483,018,500.00
4 Hyatt Regency Vancouver Hotel
655 Burrard St, Vancouver
InnVest REIT
Hyatt Equities LLC
Sale of the recently renovated 644-room Hyatt Regency Vancouver Hotel located at the junction of Burrard and West Georgia St December Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, JLL $140,000,000.00
1500 Georgia St W, Vancouver
Bosa Properties Inc
Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) and Penlea Investments Ltd
Sale of downtown Vancouver office tower August 7 Avison Young, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Dirk C.A. De Vuyst & Associates Law Corp $120,500,000.00

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