David Longcroft

Partner

Vancouver
DLongcroft@blg.com
604.622.5877

In David's commercial real estate practice, he serves a wide range of clients including national and local developers, publicly listed real estate companies, institutional investors, hotel owners and managers, and railway companies. He has considerable expertise in the development of mixed-use projects and associated air space parcel subdivisions. He is currently working on the largest residential development project in the history of the City of Vancouver, on the Kitsilano Squamish reserve.

Within BLG, David is the National Business Leader of our Commercial Real Estate Group.

David provides legal services through a Law Corporation.

Experience

  • Acts for developers of residential, retail and office development projects, from assembly and acquisition of land, through the development and subdivision approval process, lease-up and sale . 
  • Acts for institutional real estate investment entities such as insurance companies, pension funds and REITs in the purchase, sale, leasing and financing of retail, office and industrial properties.
  • Acts for hotel owners in connection with the purchase, sale, refinancing and development of hotel and resort properties. 
  • Acts for hotel managers on negotiating management agreements and resolution of property level matters and disputes. 
  • Acts for landlords of large apartment building portfolios in the sale and purchase, redevelopment and financing of their properties.  
  • Acts for short-line railway companies in the acquisition and operation of provincial short-lines. 

Beyond Our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association (CBA)
  • Member, Joint Task Force (on air space parcel subdivisions) of the CBA and the Association of British Columbia Land Surveyors
  • Former executive Committee Member, British Columbia District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI BC)

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2022 edition (and since 2009) of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Real Estate Law).
  • Recognized in the 2022 (and since 2016) edition of Chambers Canada — Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business (Real Estate: British Columbia).
  • Recognized in the 2021 edition (and since 2019) of Chambers Canada – Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business (Hospitality).
  • Recognized in the 2021 edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (Property Development).
  • Martindale-Hubbell® BV® Distinguished™ 4.4 out of 5 Peer Review Rated.

Bar Admission & Education

  • British Columbia, 1989
  • LLB, University of Toronto, 1988
  • BA (Hons.), McGill University, 1984