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

Public Sector Pension Investment Board, 2017

Acted for PSP Investments in connection with its sale of a diverse portfolio of office properties located in the Chabanel Garment District, in Montréal, to Howard Szalavetz Properties.

Blue Property Holdings L.P., 2017

Acted for The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited with respect to the establishment of a joint venture by a consortium comprising The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited, Canderel and Club de hockey Canadien. Davies is representing the joint venture in the development of Tour des Canadiens 3, a new 55-storey residential condominium building to be located across from the Bell Centre in the heart of downtown Montréal, and in the establishment of its co-ownership with Tour des Canadiens 2.