Evan Sahmet

External Consultant in Real Estate

Other Language(s): Mandarin, Cantonese, Intermediate Japanese

Called to the B.C., Canada Bar in 1996 and to the Hong Kong Bar in 1997, Evan has represented many successful clients and has many years of practical experience in areas of corporate commercial, real estate, strata property, immigration, litigation and general legal practice. Evan has an honours degree in Commerce (International Business) and in Law from University of British Columbia, and was named the Most Outstanding Commerce Graduate and Wesbrook Scholar by UBC, and M.S. Lin Scholar (Outstanding Young Lawyer Award) by the Inter-Pacific Bar Association. Evan has also completed university exchange programs abroad in Japan (Sophia University, Keio University) and executive education programs in the United States (Harvard University, Harvard Graduate School of Design).

Evan has worked for businesses and law firms in Canada, Hong Kong, China and Japan, produced legal advice programs for radio and legal advice columns for magazines, and also taught legal seminars. Evan has substantial experience assisting clients in real estate, immigration and commercial matters, both inside and outside the courtrooms obtaining the best results for clients in the most cost effective and timely manner. Evan also has substantial experience in the field of real estate brokerage and has assisted many clients in structuring complex real estate deals and in achieving their real estate acquisition and sales objectives.

On the community and philanthropic side, Evan has participated and led numerous non-profitable society and strata councils including strata corporations with complex residential/commercial sections and airspace parcel structures, as well as museum and institution which is part of Vancouver Park Board. Currently, Evan is the vice president of the strata council of one of the tallest luxury towers in downtown Vancouver One Burrard Place and also a vice co-chair of the Family Council of Louis Brier Home & Hospital.

On the more personal side, Evan is the father of two highly active & inquisitive twins who dream about exploring the universe on a daily basis. His hobbies include filming, photography, arts & design, technology, health & fitness, and most importantly, taking the kids to all kinds of adventures on earth as well as in space.

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