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 2019.
Carbonleo Real Estate Inc.
Acting 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.
The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited and Ivanhoé Cambridge (CFIC Pointe-Claire L.P.)
Acted for The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited and Ivanhoé Cambridge in connection with their joint venture for the acquisition of a 58-acre real estate property in the City of Pointe-Claire, Québec.
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.
Strategic Day on Real Estate and Urban Development Conference, “Multiphase Development Projects – Development of the Tours des Canadiens”; Montréal, QC
Sept. 17, 2019
Consultant, Urban Development Institute of Québec, Webinar: “Impacts of Montréal 20-20-20 Affordable Housing Bylaw: Discussion With Industry Experts”; Montréal, QC
July 04, 2019
City of Montréal Publishes Bylaw 20-20-20 on Social, Affordable and Family Housing
June 13, 2019 - The City of Montréal has published a bylaw known as “20-20-20” aimed at promoting the construction of social, affordable and family housing as part of real estate development projects. The terms of this bylaw were eagerly awaited by the real estate industry. The proposed By-law to improve the...
Annual Convention of the Canadian Association of Paralegals, “Municipal Law Recent Changes and Their Impact on Real Estate Developments”; Montréal, QC
June 13, 2019
Co-Speaker, Strategic Days on Commercial Leases, “Landlord Innovations in a Competitive Retail Market“; Montréal, QC
May 07, 2019
Moderator, Montréal Real Estate Forum 2019, “What Are Entrepreneurs Doing in Today’s Market to Succeed?”; Montréal, QC
Apr. 17, 2019
Draft Legislation Confirms Exemptions from Transfer Duties for Partnerships
Feb. 27, 2019 - The Québec government recently provided greater certainty for situations in which a partnership (a limited partnership, general partnership or undeclared partnership) is involved in the transfer of an immovable in Québec. On February 26, 2019, Bill 13, An Act to amend the Taxation Act, the Act...
Disclosure of Details About Purchasers of Real Property in Québec
Feb. 14, 2019 - The Québec government plans to require disclosure of the country of residence, citizenship and other information about purchasers of real property in Québec. On February 13, 2019 the draft Regulation respecting the form for presenting an application for registration of a transfer of an...
In the News
Anthony Arquin Speaks to Lexpert Magazine About Ivanhoé Cambridge and Cirque de Soleil’s Innovative “Retail-tainment” Venture
Nov. 27, 2018 - In an article published in the November/December issue of Lexpert Magazine, Davies partner Anthony Arquin shares his experiences representing Ivanhoé Cambridge in its joint venture with Cirque du Soleil to build CREACTIVE – family entertainment centres in malls, starting with Vaughan Mills...
City of Montréalʼs Right of First Refusal: Designation of Affected Sectors
Oct. 23, 2018 - The City of Montréal (City) now has the power to exercise a right of first refusal to purchase property within the sectors it has previously determined by bylaw, after the seller has accepted an offer to purchase. This power, which is under Schedule C of its Charter (CQLR, c C-11.4),...
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)
Report on Business/Lexpert Special Edition Canada’s Leading Infrastructure Lawyers
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