Commercial Real Estate

When the stakes are high, top real estate players across Canada and the US turn to our team. Our sights are always on the deal as we fearlessly tackle issues and negotiate agreements that work.

Complex transactions involving significant properties and portfolios call for a team with broad expertise in tax, mergers and acquisitions, project finance, capital markets and environmental law. Whatever kind of challenge you’re taking on – acquisition, disposition, joint venture, financing, construction and development, or creating a REIT – you can count on us for agility and speed, grounded in deep experience.

We’ve forged long-standing relationships with many of the largest and most sophisticated institutional real estate investors and developers. And we advise most of the country’s largest pension funds and institutional investors, both domestically and internationally. Immersing ourselves in your issues, we make complicated legal situations clear, pay close attention to the details and help you build a sound strategy for what comes next.

Representative Work

Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust , 2018

Acted for Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust in a $45-million secured financing on Carrefour Rimouski with Laurentian Bank of Canada as lender.

Granite REIT, 2018

Acted as tax counsel to Granite REIT in its sale of a real estate portfolio in the United States and Canada for $400 million.