Charities & Not-For-Profit Law Section Meeting 

Sep. 19, 2019
Vancouver BC

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Charities and For-Profit Real Estate Development
This meeting is being hosted by the Charities & Not-For-Profit Law Section.

Speaker(s): Elizabeth Moxham, Legal Counsel, Office of the University Counsel, The University of British Columbia
Michal Jaworski, Partner, Clark Wilson LLP
Time: Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm (Pacific Time)
Location: Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP (Evergreen & Fir Boardrooms), 1800 - 510 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC
Meal Cost: N/A
CPD Hours: 1.00
Please note that this is an estimate of the total hours of CPD that are being offered. Upon the conclusion of the meeting, an assessment will be made as to exactly how many hours will be approved.
Many charities and non-profits focus on housing, but for obvious reasons, for-profit real estate development opportunities are generally off the table unless part of a structure involving unrelated, external, for-profit, entities. However, public sector charities have developed and deployed strategies to invest excess assets in related for-profit real estate development entities that distribute profits to the charity.

This session will provide an overview of the charitable, regulatory, and practical opportunities and challenges with one of these strategies, the business trust, with reference to the successful models deployed at public sector universities in B.C. and elsewhere.

Speaker Profile

Elizabeth Moxham is legal counsel in the Office of the University Counsel at The University of British Columbia, primarily supporting the Development and Alumni Engagement portfolio (fundraising).

Michal Jaworski is a Partner at Clark Wilson LLP where he co-chairs the Higher Learning Practice Group and focuses on a diverse range of subject areas including real estate development in the public sector context. 

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