Gabriella Lombardi

Partner

Gabriella Lombardi

Gabriella Lombardi

Partner

Bar Admissions
  • Ontario, 1995

“Impressive experience representing institutional investors and public utilities in a range of transactional matters.”
Client – Chambers Canada 2017

Gabriella uses her understanding of the complexities of commercial real estate transactions to provide results-oriented solutions for clients, who rely on her clear and practical advice. They appreciate her “exceptional” service, along with her “focus and strength of character.” (Chambers Canada 2017)

Clients – including pension funds, private equity and public companies – turn to Gabriella for thorough and methodical advice. They regularly consult her on a broad range of major commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, developments, joint ventures, financings and commercial leasing. Gabriella advises clients in diverse industries, including in the hospitality sector where she advises primarily on hotel properties and renewable energy projects such as development and financing.

Gabriella has a keen interest in emerging issues in commercial real estate and writes on topics related to new developments in the sector.

Gabriella Lombardi

Partner

“Impressive experience representing institutional investors and public utilities in a range of transactional matters.”
Client – Chambers Canada 2017

Gabriella uses her understanding of the complexities of commercial real estate transactions to provide results-oriented solutions for clients, who rely on her clear and practical advice. They appreciate her “exceptional” service, along with her “focus and strength of character.” (Chambers Canada 2017)

Clients – including pension funds, private equity and public companies – turn to Gabriella for thorough and methodical advice. They regularly consult her on a broad range of major commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, developments, joint ventures, financings and commercial leasing. Gabriella advises clients in diverse industries, including in the hospitality sector where she advises primarily on hotel properties and renewable energy projects such as development and financing.

Gabriella has a keen interest in emerging issues in commercial real estate and writes on topics related to new developments in the sector.

Woodbourne Canada Partners III (CA) LP

Acting for Woodbourne Canada Partners III (CA) LP with its $180-million acquisition with Tridel Builders Inc. of the residential component of The Well from RioCan REIT, Allied Properties REIT and Diamondcorp.

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

Acting for Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. in the strategic disposition of its operating gas station sites operating under the banners Circle K and Couche-Tard in prime locations in Ontario and Québec.

StorageMart

Acted for StorageMart in the $566-million refinancing of its Canadian portfolio of 63 self-storage facilities in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Quebec.

Axium Infrastructure Inc. and The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company

Acted for Axium Infrastructure Inc. and The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company in their joint $1.4-billion acquisition of AltaGas Ltd.'s remaining 55% interest in three hydroelectric projects in northwest British Columbia: the 195 MW Forrest Kerr Hydroelectric Facility, the 66 MW McLymont Creek Hydroelectric Facility and the 16 MW Volcano Creek Hydroelectric Facility.

United Steelworkers Local 8782

Acted for United Steelworkers Local 8782, a limited partner of Legacy Lands Limited Partnership (the Partnership), with respect to the sale of approximately 3,000 acres of land beneficially owned by the Partnership in Hamilton and Nanticoke, Ontario on which Stelco Inc. conducts its manufacturing operations. Stelco granted a $114 million vendor take back mortgage to the Limited Partnership for the purchase price to be used to fund pension and other post-employment benefits to retirees of Stelco.

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

Acted for Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., the leader in the Canadian convenience store industry, in connection with its $1.68-billion acquisition of 279 Esso-branded fuel and convenience sites; 229 of these sites are located in Ontario and 50 are located in Québec. The acquisition also includes land banks and dealer-operated sites, as well as a long-term supply agreement with Imperial Oil.

Resolute FP Canada Inc.

Acted for Resolute FP Canada Inc., a subsidiary of Resolute Forest Products Inc., in the sale of its non-operational pulp and paper mill in Fort Frances, Ontario, to 2670568 Ontario Limited, a subsidiary of Riversedge Developments Inc.

Fortis Inc.

Acted for Fortis Inc. (Fortis) and Fortis Properties Corporation (FPC) in connection with the sale by FPC of its commercial real estate portfolio to Slate Office REIT for $430 million.  The portfolio comprises 2.8 million square feet of leasable space located in Newfoundland, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia and includes the Delta Brunswick hotel in Saint John.  Davies also acted for Fortis in connection with its related $35 million investment in trust units of Slate Office REIT.

Fortis Inc.

Acted for Fortis Inc. and Fortis Properties Corporation (FPC) in connection with the sale by FPC of its hotel portfolio to a private investor group for $365 million. The hotel portfolio is comprised of 22 hotels located in seven Canadian provinces.

Fortis Inc.

Acted for Fortis Inc. in connection with its sale to Energy Ottawa Inc. of 10 run-of-river hydroelectric facilities located in Ontario and New York State representing 31 megawatts of installed operating capacity.

Axium Infrastructure Inc.

Acted for Axium Infrastructure Inc. in its $540-million acquisition of TransCanada's Ontario solar portfolio, consisting of eight facilities totalling approximately 105 MW of installed capacity.

Manulife Financial Corporation

Acted for the Manufacturers Life Insurance Company in connection with the establishment of credit facilities to finance the construction and long-term operations of the Aria Solar Project, a 9-MW ground-mount solar project located in Springwater, Ontario, which had been awarded a 20-year power purchase contract under Ontario's Feed-in Tariff Program.

Manulife Financial Corporation

Acted for The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company in the financing of a $42.5-million equity investment in the Suncor Energy Adelaide Wind Power Project in Ontario.

Stonebridge Financial Corporation

Acted for Stonebridge Financial Corporation in connection with the establishment of a credit facility for Affinity Wind LP to finance the construction and long-term operation of a 13.2-MW wind farm to be located near Truro, Nova Scotia.

Agnico Eagle Mines Limited

Acted for Agnico Eagle Mines Limited in its acquisition of all of the exploration assets of Canadian Malartic Corporation, including the Kirkland Lake and Hammond Reef projects, for an aggregate purchase price of US$325 million.

Aeroterm

Acted for Aeroterm, a subsidiary of the Realterm private equity fund, in a $82-million secured financing of its airport logistics and support facilities in Alberta, Ontario and Quebec.

Bulletin

Upcoming Changes to Ontario Land Transfer Tax Rates

Nov. 25, 2016 - The province of Ontario is proposing to increase land transfer tax rates with effect from January 1, 2017. The Building Ontario Up for Everyone Act (Budget Measures), 2016 received first reading on November 16, 2016 and is expected to come into force before the end of the year. For...

Bulletin

New Record-Keeping Obligations for Ontario Corporations Are Coming

Nov. 04, 2016 - A year ago, the Ontario Legislature passed the Forfeited Corporate Property Act, 2015 and the Escheats Act, 2015. Both new statutes are scheduled to come into force on December 10, 2016. Despite the arcane subject matter of these new enactments – namely, the modernization of the...

Bulletin

Recent Developments in Ontario Real Estate

Feb. 26, 2016 - Ontario Court of Appeal Rules on Assignment of Lease by Tenant The Ontario Court of Appeal recently released its decision in Hudson’s Bay Company v. OMERS Realty Corporation, a case that involved the assignment and sublease of the tenant’s interest in anchor tenant leases at Yorkdale,...

Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business—Real Estate: Ontario

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Corporate Commercial Law; Property Development; Property Leasing

The Best Lawyers in Canada—Real Estate Law

Who’s Who Legal: Canada—Real Estate; Who’s Who Legal: Real Estate

Expert Guides—Real Estate

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 1995

Education

University of Western Ontario, LLB, 1993
University of Toronto, BA (Hons) (with Distinction), 1990

“Impressive experience representing institutional investors and public utilities in a range of transactional matters.”
Client – Chambers Canada 2017

Gabriella uses her understanding of the complexities of commercial real estate transactions to provide results-oriented solutions for clients, who rely on her clear and practical advice. They appreciate her “exceptional” service, along with her “focus and strength of character.” (Chambers Canada 2017)

Clients – including pension funds, private equity and public companies – turn to Gabriella for thorough and methodical advice. They regularly consult her on a broad range of major commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, developments, joint ventures, financings and commercial leasing. Gabriella advises clients in diverse industries, including in the hospitality sector where she advises primarily on hotel properties and renewable energy projects such as development and financing.

Gabriella has a keen interest in emerging issues in commercial real estate and writes on topics related to new developments in the sector.

Woodbourne Canada Partners III (CA) LP

Acting for Woodbourne Canada Partners III (CA) LP with its $180-million acquisition with Tridel Builders Inc. of the residential component of The Well from RioCan REIT, Allied Properties REIT and Diamondcorp.

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

Acting for Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. in the strategic disposition of its operating gas station sites operating under the banners Circle K and Couche-Tard in prime locations in Ontario and Québec.

StorageMart

Acted for StorageMart in the $566-million refinancing of its Canadian portfolio of 63 self-storage facilities in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Quebec.

Axium Infrastructure Inc. and The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company

Acted for Axium Infrastructure Inc. and The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company in their joint $1.4-billion acquisition of AltaGas Ltd.'s remaining 55% interest in three hydroelectric projects in northwest British Columbia: the 195 MW Forrest Kerr Hydroelectric Facility, the 66 MW McLymont Creek Hydroelectric Facility and the 16 MW Volcano Creek Hydroelectric Facility.

United Steelworkers Local 8782

Acted for United Steelworkers Local 8782, a limited partner of Legacy Lands Limited Partnership (the Partnership), with respect to the sale of approximately 3,000 acres of land beneficially owned by the Partnership in Hamilton and Nanticoke, Ontario on which Stelco Inc. conducts its manufacturing operations. Stelco granted a $114 million vendor take back mortgage to the Limited Partnership for the purchase price to be used to fund pension and other post-employment benefits to retirees of Stelco.

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

Acted for Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., the leader in the Canadian convenience store industry, in connection with its $1.68-billion acquisition of 279 Esso-branded fuel and convenience sites; 229 of these sites are located in Ontario and 50 are located in Québec. The acquisition also includes land banks and dealer-operated sites, as well as a long-term supply agreement with Imperial Oil.

Resolute FP Canada Inc.

Acted for Resolute FP Canada Inc., a subsidiary of Resolute Forest Products Inc., in the sale of its non-operational pulp and paper mill in Fort Frances, Ontario, to 2670568 Ontario Limited, a subsidiary of Riversedge Developments Inc.

Fortis Inc.

Acted for Fortis Inc. (Fortis) and Fortis Properties Corporation (FPC) in connection with the sale by FPC of its commercial real estate portfolio to Slate Office REIT for $430 million.  The portfolio comprises 2.8 million square feet of leasable space located in Newfoundland, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia and includes the Delta Brunswick hotel in Saint John.  Davies also acted for Fortis in connection with its related $35 million investment in trust units of Slate Office REIT.

Fortis Inc.

Acted for Fortis Inc. and Fortis Properties Corporation (FPC) in connection with the sale by FPC of its hotel portfolio to a private investor group for $365 million. The hotel portfolio is comprised of 22 hotels located in seven Canadian provinces.

Fortis Inc.

Acted for Fortis Inc. in connection with its sale to Energy Ottawa Inc. of 10 run-of-river hydroelectric facilities located in Ontario and New York State representing 31 megawatts of installed operating capacity.

Axium Infrastructure Inc.

Acted for Axium Infrastructure Inc. in its $540-million acquisition of TransCanada's Ontario solar portfolio, consisting of eight facilities totalling approximately 105 MW of installed capacity.

Manulife Financial Corporation

Acted for the Manufacturers Life Insurance Company in connection with the establishment of credit facilities to finance the construction and long-term operations of the Aria Solar Project, a 9-MW ground-mount solar project located in Springwater, Ontario, which had been awarded a 20-year power purchase contract under Ontario's Feed-in Tariff Program.

Manulife Financial Corporation

Acted for The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company in the financing of a $42.5-million equity investment in the Suncor Energy Adelaide Wind Power Project in Ontario.

Stonebridge Financial Corporation

Acted for Stonebridge Financial Corporation in connection with the establishment of a credit facility for Affinity Wind LP to finance the construction and long-term operation of a 13.2-MW wind farm to be located near Truro, Nova Scotia.

Agnico Eagle Mines Limited

Acted for Agnico Eagle Mines Limited in its acquisition of all of the exploration assets of Canadian Malartic Corporation, including the Kirkland Lake and Hammond Reef projects, for an aggregate purchase price of US$325 million.

Aeroterm

Acted for Aeroterm, a subsidiary of the Realterm private equity fund, in a $82-million secured financing of its airport logistics and support facilities in Alberta, Ontario and Quebec.

Bulletin

Upcoming Changes to Ontario Land Transfer Tax Rates

Nov. 25, 2016 - The province of Ontario is proposing to increase land transfer tax rates with effect from January 1, 2017. The Building Ontario Up for Everyone Act (Budget Measures), 2016 received first reading on November 16, 2016 and is expected to come into force before the end of the year. For...

Bulletin

New Record-Keeping Obligations for Ontario Corporations Are Coming

Nov. 04, 2016 - A year ago, the Ontario Legislature passed the Forfeited Corporate Property Act, 2015 and the Escheats Act, 2015. Both new statutes are scheduled to come into force on December 10, 2016. Despite the arcane subject matter of these new enactments – namely, the modernization of the...

Bulletin

Recent Developments in Ontario Real Estate

Feb. 26, 2016 - Ontario Court of Appeal Rules on Assignment of Lease by Tenant The Ontario Court of Appeal recently released its decision in Hudson’s Bay Company v. OMERS Realty Corporation, a case that involved the assignment and sublease of the tenant’s interest in anchor tenant leases at Yorkdale,...

Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business—Real Estate: Ontario

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Corporate Commercial Law; Property Development; Property Leasing

The Best Lawyers in Canada—Real Estate Law

Who’s Who Legal: Canada—Real Estate; Who’s Who Legal: Real Estate

Expert Guides—Real Estate

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 1995

Education

University of Western Ontario, LLB, 1993
University of Toronto, BA (Hons) (with Distinction), 1990