Anthony provides clients with creative and practical solutions informed by a thorough understanding of trends in both business and real estate.
He advises on commercial real estate sales and purchases, development projects and joint ventures for public and private corporations in Canada and internationally. He has significant experience in working on mixed-use complexes and commercial co-ownerships. Developers, managers, pension funds and a wide range of real estate companies consistently count on Anthony for his superior negotiating and drafting skills.
Anthony was named a 2018 Lexpert Rising Star and Real Estate Law Lawyer of the Year, Montréal (2019) by Best Lawyers. A recipient of the INOVA Award from the Urban Development Institute of Québec (2017) and the ARISTA Young Professionals in Québec award (2016), Anthony takes an active role in fostering and supporting Québec’s real estate industry.
Ivanhoé Cambridge Inc.
Acted for Ivanhoé Cambridge in its partnership with Cirque du Soleil to launch an innovative concept in family entertainment centres. The first family entertainment centre of Cirque du Soleil in Canada, CREACTIVE, will open in the Vaughan Mills centre, owned by Ivanhoé Cambridge, in 2020.
Carbonleo Real Estate Inc.
Acted for Carbonleo Real Estate Inc. in connection with a mixed-use development project on De la Montagne Street in downtown Montréal that features 18 luxurious condos and a Four Seasons luxury hotel with approximately 160 rooms, as well as approximately 25,000 sq.ft. of commercial space. This development project is located next to Holt Renfrew - Ogilvy's luxury store.
Blue Property Holdings L.P.
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.
Carbonleo Real Estate Inc.
Acting for Carbonleo Real Estate Inc. in connection with the Quartier Royalmount major mixed-use development project at the intersection of Highways 15 and 40 in Town of Mount Royal, in Montréal.
Acting for Immostar in its joint venture and development project Les Loges St-Nicolas, in Lévis (Saint-Nicolas), on the south shore of Québec City. This ground-up development is expected to comprise eight phases totalling 850 condo-style rental apartments for a development cost exceeding $250 million.
Jesta Capital Corp.
Acting for Jesta Capital Corp. in connection with the redevelopment of Gare Viger, a historical site in Old Montréal. It is a $300-million project for a fully integrated mixed-use development comprising a 20-floor residential tower; a worldwide branded hotel with over 175 rooms and suites; retail premises on the ground floor; a 10 floor office tower; and an important underground parking facility
Ivanhoé Cambridge Inc.
Acted for Ivanhoé Cambridge in connection with a joint venture with Pierre Moffet and Sobeys Québec for the development of Project QB, a mixed multi-residential and commercial complex that will eventually feature more than 400 rental units and 200 condominiums in the Cité-Universitaire district of Québec City.
Carbonleo Real Estate Inc.
Acted for Carbonleo Real Estate Inc. in connection with the sale to OMERS of 50% of Quartier Dix30, a mega retail centre located in Brossard, on Montréal's South Shore. Located at the intersection of Highways 10 and 30, the 210 acre site is Canada's second largest shopping centre and home to more than 300 stores, 50 restaurants, two performance venues, a cinema, a hotel and 330,000 sq.ft. of office space.
Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc.
Acted for Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc. and Hydro-Québec Pension Fund in connection with the acquisition from 2020 University Associates, LP and redevelopment of the 525,000 sq. ft. office tower located at 2020 University Street in Montréal, Québec.
Acted for Daniel Langlois and Propriétés Terra Incognita Inc. in the sale of a building located downtown Montréal, known as the former Ex-Centris performing arts centre and cinema.
Projet de loi 66 visant l’accélération de certains projets d’infrastructure
Sept. 25, 2020 - Translation in progress. Le projet de loi numéro 66, Loi concernant l’accélération de certains projets d’infrastructure (le « PL 66 »), a été présenté à l’Assemblée nationale le 23 septembre 2020. Le PL 66 reprend l’essence des dispositions relatives aux projets d’infrastructure...
In the News
Anthony Arquin Talks to La Presse About the State of the Rental Market for Office Buildings in the Montréal Area
Sept. 24, 2020 - In a recent article published in French, Anthony Arquin, a partner with Davies Montréal, talks to La Presse about the rental market for office buildings in the Montréal area, including the effects of working from home and satellite offices. He also draws attention to the increasing...
BOMA Québec, “Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program (CECRA/AUCLC) – An Overview!”; Webinar
June 09, 2020
Bill 61: Restarting Québec’s Economy
June 08, 2020 - Bill 61, An Act to restart Québec’s economy and to mitigate the consequences of the public health emergency declared on 13 March 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic (the Bill) was introduced in the National Assembly on June 3, 2020. Additional measures relating to the protection of...
Canada Commercial Rent Assistance Program: Details and Practical Considerations
June 05, 2020 - The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) has begun accepting applications for the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program (CECRA) for small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, a program that had initially been announced on April 29. The program involves a two-step...
City of Montréal’s Right of First Refusal for Social Housing
Apr. 29, 2020 - UPDATED: Montréal’s agglomeration council (AC) adopted on March 26 a bylaw that will allow the City of Montréal (City) to exercise a right of first refusal (pre-emptive right) to purchase properties to be used to build social housing. The City may exercise its right of first refusal and purchase...
Barreau du Québec, Grands Rendez-vous de la Formation, “The Reform of Divided Co-Ownership and its Impact on Real Estate Development”; Montréal, QC
Feb. 14, 2020
Changes to the Divided Co-ownership Regime in Québec: Impact on Real Estate Developments
Dec. 19, 2019 - The Québec National Assembly has adopted Bill 16 (Act 1 ), which amends various provisions of the Civil Code of Québec relating to divided co-ownership and adopts measures to protect deposits paid by buyers of a unit. This Act, which was assented to on December 11, 2019, will come into...
Increase of Transfer Duties in Montréal
Dec. 17, 2019 - The City of Montréal has adopted a bylaw that will increase the transfer duties payable in Montréal for transactions exceeding $2 million, starting on January 1, 2020. The City is adding a new bracket for the basis of imposition for transfers of immovables exceeding $2 million and has set the...
Strategic Day on Real Estate and Urban Development Conference, “Multiphase Development Projects – Development of the Tours des Canadiens”; Montréal, QC
Sept. 17, 2019
Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business—Real Estate: Québec
The Legal 500 Canada—Real Estate (Next Generation Lawyer)
The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Corporate Commercial Law; Property Development; Property Leasing
Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40
The Best Lawyers in Canada—Real Estate Law (Lawyer of the Year 2019, Montréal)
Lexpert Special Edition: Infrastructure
Urban Development Institute of Québec—INOVA Award, Young Builder Category (2017)
Jeune Chambre de Commerce de Montréal—ARISTA Provincial Competition, Young Professional Category (Winner 2016)
Young Bar of Montréal—Lawyer of the Year Award, Corporate Law Category (2014)
Université Laval—Influential Graduate