Charlene R. Joanes Associate

Speaks:  English

Year of Call: 2017 - British Columbia

Primary office:  Vancouver

Charlene R. Joanes

Charlene Joanes is an associate lawyer practising in Gowling WLG's Vancouver office.

In her practice, Charlene assists clients with all aspects of commercial real estate, including the acquisition, financing, leasing, development and sale of residential, industrial, office and retail properties. Charlene also has experience in banking and finance, corporate matters and mergers and acquisitions.

Charlene helps clients overcome challenges with a systematic and determined approach, reaching goals for our clients in the most practical and efficient way to grow their business.

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2023

  • 2022

  • 2019

    • Community
      Board of Directors, Association of Women in Finance
  • 2017

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Year of Call, British Columbia
  • 2016

    • Rankings & Awards
      Lorraine Douglass Prize in Real Estate
    • Education
      University of British Columbia, JD
  • 2014

    • Rankings & Awards
      Top Oralist Achievement
  • 2010

    • Education
      Simon Fraser University, BAS, Criminology


  • Board of Directors, Association of Women in Finance
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association

Representative Work

  • Acted for an established REIT in completing the acquisition of a $220M heritage building in Vancouver.
  • Acted for a major Canadian bank in its capacity as lender of facilities in the aggregate amount of $80M in connection with the borrower' s refinancing and acquisition of dealership assets.
  • Acted for a liquidator in the context of a strata wind up and assisted with the $164M sale of the apartment building cancellation of the strata plan and strata and distribution of sale proceeds to owners and lenders
  • Acted as counsel in the completion of a $16M acquisition of the shares in a nominee entity which held title to the lands and a commercial office building.
  • Acted for a developer in the completion of a 3-phase land exchange transaction with a local municipality.
  • Acted for an institutional lender in connection with facilities in the amount of $125M in connection with the borrower' s acquisition of a shopping centre.