John's focus is on:
- Land development and co-ownership arrangements
- Acquisitions and dispositions
- Leasing and financing
John is the leader of BD&P's commercial real estate group and a member of BD&P's Finance Committee.
Member, Law Society of Alberta
Member, Canadian Bar Association
Member, Calgary Bar Association
TransAlta Corporation's development of a wind power project
Counsel to TransAlta Corporation in connection with the development of a 200 MW+ wind farm project following it having achieved “Selected Proponent” status under AESO’s REP Round 3 program.
International credit facilities for Vermillion Resources Ltd.
Counsel to The Toronto-Dominion Bank as agent for a syndicate of ten lenders providing international credit facilities to Vermillion Resources Ltd. aggregating $800 million on a senior secured basis.
US Development Group LLC's joint venture with Gibson Energy
Counsel to US Development Group LLC in its 50/50 joint venture with Gibson Energy to advance the financing, development and construction of a Diluent Recovery Unit in Hardisty, Alberta.
Private company's sale of industrial properties to Nexus REIT
Counsel to a private company in its $31 million sale of four industrial properties located in Western Canada to Nexus REIT in consideration of cash and units of a subsidiary limited partnership that are exchangeable for units of Nexus REIT.
Recent honours and recognition
Named in Best Lawyers in Canada as a recommended lawyer in the area of real estate law (2021-2023)