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

The Blackstone Group Inc., 2019

Acting for real estate funds managed by The Blackstone Group Inc. and their affiliates in Blackstone's $6.2-billion all-cash acquisition of Dream Global Real Estate Investment Trust and the separation of its external asset manager, Dream Asset Management.

Graywood Group, 2019

Acting for the Graywood Group with the acquisition and development of Fish Creek Exchange in Calgary, Alberta, which is a new community consisting of mid-rise mixed-use buildings and townhomes.