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 by Chambers Canada in Québec’s real estate industry, by The Legal 500 Canada as the Next Generation Lawyer in commercial real estate and by Best Lawyers in Canada as Montréal’s Real Estate Lawyer of the Year in 2019. He is a member of the board of directors for the Urban Development Institute of Québec and is the vice-president of the Canadian Bar Association’s Montréal Real Estate Section Executive Committee.
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
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.
Ivanhoe Cambridge Inc.
Acted for the partnership between Ivanhoé Cambridge and Douville, Moffet & Associés inc. in its sale to Centurion Apartment REIT of the partnership's indirect interest in Quartier QB, a 684-unit, multi-residential high-end property located in the Cité-Universitaire district of Québec City.
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.
Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited
Acted for Cadillac Fairview and its affiliated entities in its joint venture with TD Greystone Asset Management relating to CF Carrefour Laval, the largest enclosed shopping centre in the Greater Montréal Area, including approximately 1,200,000 square feet of retail space.
Canadian Real Estate Forum, Québec Apartment Investment Conference, “Compte tenu de l’augmentation des coûts de construction pour les projets de rénovation et de développement d’immeubles multi-résidentiels, comment augmenter les projets offrant du logement abordable? Quelles sont les idées mises de l’avant et celles-ci peuvent-elles réellement aider?”; Webinar; March 23-24, 2021
Mar. 24, 2021
In the News
Anthony Arquin Talks to Les Affaires About the Pandemic’s Impact on Real Estate
Jan. 06, 2021 - Davies partner Anthony Arquin is quoted in two articles published (in French) in Les Affaires’ annual feature on the real estate market. According to Anthony, the market downturn caused by the pandemic has prompted several commercial property owners to reconsider the purpose of their real...
City of Montréal Publishes New Draft of Bylaw 20-20-20 on Social, Affordable and Family Housing
Nov. 06, 2020 - Update: On January 26, 2021, the City of Montréal adopted the second version of the Bylaw to improve the supply of social, affordable and family housing. The bylaw will come into force on April 1, 2021. The City of Montréal (City) has published the second version of the draft bylaw known...
Québec Professional Association of Real Estate Brokers (QPAREB), 6th Commercial Real Estate Forum, “Large-Scale Mixed-Use Real Estate Developments in Quebec”; Webinar
Nov. 04, 2020
Bill 66 to Accelerate Certain Infrastructure Projects
Oct. 01, 2020 - Bill 66, An Act respecting the acceleration of certain infrastructure projects, was introduced in the National Assembly on September 23, 2020. Bill 66 reproduces in essence the provisions governing infrastructure projects of Bill 61, An Act to restart Québec’s economy and to mitigate...
In the News
Anthony Arquin Talks to La Presse About the Rental Market for Office Buildings in the Montréal Area
Sept. 24, 2020 - In a recent article published in French, Anthony Arquin, a partner at Davies Montréal, talks to La Presse about the rental market for office buildings in the Montréal area, as well as the effects of working from home and satellite offices. He also draws attention to the increasing...
Montréal Real Estate & Urban Development Conference, “Large-Scale, Mixed-Use Real Estate Developments in Québec”; Montréal, QC
Sept. 14, 2020
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...
Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business—Real Estate: Québec
The Legal 500 Canada—Real Estate (Next Generation Partner)
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
Who’s Who Legal: Canada—Real Estate
Université Laval—Influential Graduate