Daniel Lai



E: dlai@smythecpa.com

Daniel Lai

Daniel currently serves as the leader of the Real Estate & Construction industry group within Smythe and as the Team Support Partner (TSP) of the Private Enterprise team. As an expert in Real Estate and Construction, Daniel’s specialty is providing structuring solutions and tax planning advice. He oversees and supports all aspects of the private enterprise team, in addition to working with technology clients including venture capital and private equity funds, and with owner-managed businesses with a focus on providing business advisory and tax planning.

Daniel is a proud alumnus of SFU, having graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration. He joined Smythe in 2008 as a student, obtained his CA designation in 2011 and completed the CPA Canada In-Depth Tax program.

His interest in all things real estate extends to his private life, where he enjoys exploring and appreciating construction, architecture and interior design. Since 2021, Daniel has been serving as the treasurer of the famous Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden located in Chinatown, Vancouver. In his leisure time, he also enjoys traveling and playing sports such as hockey, basketball and volleyball.