Joseph Jarjour

Partner

Joseph Jarjour

Joseph Jarjour

Partner

Bar Admissions
  • Québec, 1999

Clients can count on Joseph as a key team member who thoroughly understands their business model and their transaction concerns.

Joseph advises leading owners, investors and developers on complex and multi-layered real estate transactions, joint ventures and development projects. He is also active in commercial and real estate financings. Over the past two decades, Joseph has been involved in many of Montréal’s most high-profile development projects.

Joseph is a member of our Knowledge Management Committee, the Montréal Recruitment Committee and the Student/Stagiaire Evaluation Committee. He is the corporate secretary of the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma de Montréal, one of Québec’s most prestigious film festivals.

Joseph Jarjour

Partner

Clients can count on Joseph as a key team member who thoroughly understands their business model and their transaction concerns.

Joseph advises leading owners, investors and developers on complex and multi-layered real estate transactions, joint ventures and development projects. He is also active in commercial and real estate financings. Over the past two decades, Joseph has been involved in many of Montréal’s most high-profile development projects.

Joseph is a member of our Knowledge Management Committee, the Montréal Recruitment Committee and the Student/Stagiaire Evaluation Committee. He is the corporate secretary of the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma de Montréal, one of Québec’s most prestigious film festivals.

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.

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.

First Capital Realty Inc.

Acted for First Capital Realty Inc. in connection with the multi-step acquisition from Devimco Inc., a prominent developer, of two properties in Montréal's Griffintown neighbourhood comprising a total of approximately 236,000 square feet of retail and office space and 255 underground parking spaces, for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $102.2 million.

Claridge Properties Ltd.

Acted for Claridge Properties Ltd. and Montoni Group in connection with Espace Montmorency, the largest commercial real estate project ever to be built in Laval, Québec.

PSP Investments

Acted for the Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments) in connection with the sale of a portfolio of real estate assets by joint ventures between affiliates of PSP Investments and affiliates of Starlight Investments to Northern Property Real Estate Investment Trust (NPR) concurrently with NPR's acquisition of True North Apartment Real Estate Investment Trust by way of plan of arrangement to form Northview Apartment Real Estate Investment Trust, which has an enterprise value in excess of $3 billion and is the third-largest publicly-traded multi-family REIT in Canada.

Redbourne Redvest Properties Inc.

Acted for Redbourne Redvest Properties Inc. and Redbourne Redvest Properties Limited Partnership in connection with its sale of four properties in downtown Montréal to Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust.

Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust

Acted for Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with the $1.527-billion acquisition of a portfolio of 11 shopping centres, three office properties and one industrial property from Ivanhoé Cambridge, the real estate subsidiary of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec.

The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company

Acted for The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company ("Manulife") in a co-venture with Ivanhoé Cambridge Inc. for the acquisition and development of a high-rise office tower downtown Montréal containing approximately 486,000 square feet and in Manulife's leasing of approximately 270,000 square feet in the tower.

Groupe Prével

Acted for Placements Cambridge Inc., a joint venture between Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ and Groupe Prével, in connection with the sale of "Le Cambridge", a prestigious seniors residence located in Pointe-Claire, Québec, to Gestion Réseau Sélection Inc. in partnership with Revera Inc.

Goldman Sachs

Acted for Goldman Sachs and the other owners in connection with the purchase and subsequent sale of Place Bonaventure, the Bonaventure Hilton hotel and Dominion Square properties in Montréal.

Hydro-Québec International

Acted for Hydro-Québec International, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hydro-Québec, in connection with the sale of its 20% interest in Hong Kong-based Meiya Power Company Limited, one of the leading independent power producers in China, to a consortium of private equity investors led by Darby Asia Investors, Ltd.

Claridge IC Properties, Limited Partnership

Acting for Claridge IC Properties, Limited Partnership in a joint venture in connection with Les Loges St-Nicolas, located in Lévis, on the south shore of Québec City. This ground-up development is expected to comprise 8 phases totalling 850 condo-style rental apartments for a development cost exceeding C$250 million.

Claridge Real Estate Inc.

Acted for Claridge Real Estate Inc. in the acquisition and redevelopment of 2 buildings comprising 426 residential rental units and ancillary commercial property, in Toronto (Ontario), in joint venture with Reserve Properties and Palomino Capital.

Claridge IC Properties, Limited Partnership

Acting for Claridge IC Properties, Limited Partnership in the redevelopment, in joint venture with Bâtimo and Phillip Kerub, of a portion of the residential project to be constructed on the former Montreal Children's Hospital site. The overall mixed-use redevelopment of the site, valued at $400-million, will ultimately include six towers of residential and social housing, a park, a municipal library, offices, stores and a hotel.

Club sportif MAA

Acting for Club sportif MAA in the redevelopment of its property located in downtown Montréal. The project involves the demolition of said-property, its reconstruction which will include a new Club MAA (gym) and a 33-storey residential tower of approximately 300 units.

First Capital Realty Inc.

Acting for First Capital Realty Inc. in connection with the redevelopment, in multiple joint ventures, of Centre Commercial Wilderton, a mixed-use project for a major shopping complex in Montréal, which will include commercial spaces, a retirement residence and a residential tower.

First Capital Realty Inc.

Acting for First Capital Realty Inc. in the acquisition of the commercial portion of a substantial mixed-use project in downtown Montréal located at 1500 René Levesque.

National Bank of Canada

Acting for National Bank of Canada in the proposed sale of the class-A downtown Montreal building, located in the Quartier International neighbourhood, where the National Bank's head office is currently located.

Claridge IC Properties, Limited Partnership

Acted for Claridge IC Properties, Limited Partnership in the acquisition of a 95 acre site in Ottawa (Ontario), and the development thereon of a multi-use project including 647 single family and townhouse lots, a 230 residential project, a school site and public parks, in joint venture with Regional Group and Palomino Capital.

Claridge IC Properties, Limited Partnership

Acted for Claridge IC Properties, Limited Partnership in the acquisition and redevelopment of an approximately C$50 million residential project in downtown Montreal on an 11,350 square foot property, in joint venture with Omnia Technologies Inc.

First Capital Realty Inc.

Acted for First Capital Realty Inc. in the refinancing with an institutional lender of 5 commercial properties in Montréal and Québec.

Aldo Group Inc.

Acted for Aldo Group Inc. in the sale to Sotramont Inc. of its interest in an industrial site located on Hodge Street in Ville Saint-Laurent, Québec, and the redevelopment, in a joint venture, of a substantial mixed-use commercial/residential project on the property.

Aldo Group Inc., Carttera Management Inc., Sotramont Inc. and LSR GesDev Inc.

Acted for Aldo Group Inc., Carttera Management Inc., Sotramont Inc. and LSR GesDev Inc., in the sale of Arbora Project in Griffintown, Montréal to Oxford Properties Group. Arbora is a unique mixed-use complex made of CLT wood construction.

National Bank of Canada

Acted for National Bank of Canada with its $100-million acquisition of an undeveloped 135,000 square foot property in downtown Montréal.

Groupe Montoni / VSL Logistics Hub Limited Partnership

Acted for Groupe Montoni, in partnership with Montez Corporation and Lotus Real Estate Group, in the acquisition, from Sears Canada, of its distribution centre in the borough of Saint-Laurent, in Montréal, and the leaseback to Sears of a 1.6-million sq. ft. portion of the property.

Public Sector Pension Investment Board

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.

Toromont Industries Ltd.

Acted for Toromont Industries Ltd. in its acquisition of Hewitt Equipment in a $1-billion transaction that expands Toromont's Caterpillar dealership into Québec, Western Labrador and the Maritimes, and strengthens its expertise in the mining, construction, power systems and forestry sectors.

Claridge IC Properties, Limited Partnership

Acted for Claridge IC Properties, Limited Partnership, an investment vehicle formed by Claridge Properties Ltd. and Ivanhoé Cambridge Inc., in connection with its participation in the "ESTuaire Condos", a residential development project planned in four phases of 54 condos each, in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal.

Bulletin

Title Insurance – a Tool to Be Considered

July 21, 2015 - For the purchaser or mortgage lender of an immovable, the vendor’s or the borrower’s title are of utmost importance. Traditionally, a professional, either a lawyer or a notary, would perform a title examination; if problems were identified, and unless there was an agreement to correct them, the...

Bulletin

Mixed-Use Real Estate Development Projects

July 21, 2015 - With urban densification and increased development of central areas, mixed-use and more sophisticated real estate projects have proliferated. These projects often meet the expectations, choices and demographic characteristics of the new generation of professionals. Therefore, in addition to...

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

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Property Development

The Best Lawyers in Canada—Real Estate Law

Bar Admissions

Québec, 1999

Education

Université de Montréal, LLB, 1998
McGill University, BSc (Biochemistry), 1995

Board Memberships

Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, director, secretary and treasurer

Clients can count on Joseph as a key team member who thoroughly understands their business model and their transaction concerns.

Joseph advises leading owners, investors and developers on complex and multi-layered real estate transactions, joint ventures and development projects. He is also active in commercial and real estate financings. Over the past two decades, Joseph has been involved in many of Montréal’s most high-profile development projects.

Joseph is a member of our Knowledge Management Committee, the Montréal Recruitment Committee and the Student/Stagiaire Evaluation Committee. He is the corporate secretary of the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma de Montréal, one of Québec’s most prestigious film festivals.

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.

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.

First Capital Realty Inc.

Acted for First Capital Realty Inc. in connection with the multi-step acquisition from Devimco Inc., a prominent developer, of two properties in Montréal's Griffintown neighbourhood comprising a total of approximately 236,000 square feet of retail and office space and 255 underground parking spaces, for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $102.2 million.

Claridge Properties Ltd.

Acted for Claridge Properties Ltd. and Montoni Group in connection with Espace Montmorency, the largest commercial real estate project ever to be built in Laval, Québec.

PSP Investments

Acted for the Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments) in connection with the sale of a portfolio of real estate assets by joint ventures between affiliates of PSP Investments and affiliates of Starlight Investments to Northern Property Real Estate Investment Trust (NPR) concurrently with NPR's acquisition of True North Apartment Real Estate Investment Trust by way of plan of arrangement to form Northview Apartment Real Estate Investment Trust, which has an enterprise value in excess of $3 billion and is the third-largest publicly-traded multi-family REIT in Canada.

Redbourne Redvest Properties Inc.

Acted for Redbourne Redvest Properties Inc. and Redbourne Redvest Properties Limited Partnership in connection with its sale of four properties in downtown Montréal to Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust.

Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust

Acted for Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with the $1.527-billion acquisition of a portfolio of 11 shopping centres, three office properties and one industrial property from Ivanhoé Cambridge, the real estate subsidiary of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec.

The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company

Acted for The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company ("Manulife") in a co-venture with Ivanhoé Cambridge Inc. for the acquisition and development of a high-rise office tower downtown Montréal containing approximately 486,000 square feet and in Manulife's leasing of approximately 270,000 square feet in the tower.

Groupe Prével

Acted for Placements Cambridge Inc., a joint venture between Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ and Groupe Prével, in connection with the sale of "Le Cambridge", a prestigious seniors residence located in Pointe-Claire, Québec, to Gestion Réseau Sélection Inc. in partnership with Revera Inc.

Goldman Sachs

Acted for Goldman Sachs and the other owners in connection with the purchase and subsequent sale of Place Bonaventure, the Bonaventure Hilton hotel and Dominion Square properties in Montréal.

Hydro-Québec International

Acted for Hydro-Québec International, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hydro-Québec, in connection with the sale of its 20% interest in Hong Kong-based Meiya Power Company Limited, one of the leading independent power producers in China, to a consortium of private equity investors led by Darby Asia Investors, Ltd.

Claridge IC Properties, Limited Partnership

Acting for Claridge IC Properties, Limited Partnership in a joint venture in connection with Les Loges St-Nicolas, located in Lévis, on the south shore of Québec City. This ground-up development is expected to comprise 8 phases totalling 850 condo-style rental apartments for a development cost exceeding C$250 million.

Claridge Real Estate Inc.

Acted for Claridge Real Estate Inc. in the acquisition and redevelopment of 2 buildings comprising 426 residential rental units and ancillary commercial property, in Toronto (Ontario), in joint venture with Reserve Properties and Palomino Capital.

Claridge IC Properties, Limited Partnership

Acting for Claridge IC Properties, Limited Partnership in the redevelopment, in joint venture with Bâtimo and Phillip Kerub, of a portion of the residential project to be constructed on the former Montreal Children's Hospital site. The overall mixed-use redevelopment of the site, valued at $400-million, will ultimately include six towers of residential and social housing, a park, a municipal library, offices, stores and a hotel.

Club sportif MAA

Acting for Club sportif MAA in the redevelopment of its property located in downtown Montréal. The project involves the demolition of said-property, its reconstruction which will include a new Club MAA (gym) and a 33-storey residential tower of approximately 300 units.

First Capital Realty Inc.

Acting for First Capital Realty Inc. in connection with the redevelopment, in multiple joint ventures, of Centre Commercial Wilderton, a mixed-use project for a major shopping complex in Montréal, which will include commercial spaces, a retirement residence and a residential tower.

First Capital Realty Inc.

Acting for First Capital Realty Inc. in the acquisition of the commercial portion of a substantial mixed-use project in downtown Montréal located at 1500 René Levesque.

National Bank of Canada

Acting for National Bank of Canada in the proposed sale of the class-A downtown Montreal building, located in the Quartier International neighbourhood, where the National Bank's head office is currently located.

Claridge IC Properties, Limited Partnership

Acted for Claridge IC Properties, Limited Partnership in the acquisition of a 95 acre site in Ottawa (Ontario), and the development thereon of a multi-use project including 647 single family and townhouse lots, a 230 residential project, a school site and public parks, in joint venture with Regional Group and Palomino Capital.

Claridge IC Properties, Limited Partnership

Acted for Claridge IC Properties, Limited Partnership in the acquisition and redevelopment of an approximately C$50 million residential project in downtown Montreal on an 11,350 square foot property, in joint venture with Omnia Technologies Inc.

First Capital Realty Inc.

Acted for First Capital Realty Inc. in the refinancing with an institutional lender of 5 commercial properties in Montréal and Québec.

Aldo Group Inc.

Acted for Aldo Group Inc. in the sale to Sotramont Inc. of its interest in an industrial site located on Hodge Street in Ville Saint-Laurent, Québec, and the redevelopment, in a joint venture, of a substantial mixed-use commercial/residential project on the property.

Aldo Group Inc., Carttera Management Inc., Sotramont Inc. and LSR GesDev Inc.

Acted for Aldo Group Inc., Carttera Management Inc., Sotramont Inc. and LSR GesDev Inc., in the sale of Arbora Project in Griffintown, Montréal to Oxford Properties Group. Arbora is a unique mixed-use complex made of CLT wood construction.

National Bank of Canada

Acted for National Bank of Canada with its $100-million acquisition of an undeveloped 135,000 square foot property in downtown Montréal.

Groupe Montoni / VSL Logistics Hub Limited Partnership

Acted for Groupe Montoni, in partnership with Montez Corporation and Lotus Real Estate Group, in the acquisition, from Sears Canada, of its distribution centre in the borough of Saint-Laurent, in Montréal, and the leaseback to Sears of a 1.6-million sq. ft. portion of the property.

Public Sector Pension Investment Board

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.

Toromont Industries Ltd.

Acted for Toromont Industries Ltd. in its acquisition of Hewitt Equipment in a $1-billion transaction that expands Toromont's Caterpillar dealership into Québec, Western Labrador and the Maritimes, and strengthens its expertise in the mining, construction, power systems and forestry sectors.

Claridge IC Properties, Limited Partnership

Acted for Claridge IC Properties, Limited Partnership, an investment vehicle formed by Claridge Properties Ltd. and Ivanhoé Cambridge Inc., in connection with its participation in the "ESTuaire Condos", a residential development project planned in four phases of 54 condos each, in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal.

Bulletin

Title Insurance – a Tool to Be Considered

July 21, 2015 - For the purchaser or mortgage lender of an immovable, the vendor’s or the borrower’s title are of utmost importance. Traditionally, a professional, either a lawyer or a notary, would perform a title examination; if problems were identified, and unless there was an agreement to correct them, the...

Bulletin

Mixed-Use Real Estate Development Projects

July 21, 2015 - With urban densification and increased development of central areas, mixed-use and more sophisticated real estate projects have proliferated. These projects often meet the expectations, choices and demographic characteristics of the new generation of professionals. Therefore, in addition to...

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

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Property Development

The Best Lawyers in Canada—Real Estate Law

Bar Admissions

Québec, 1999

Education

Université de Montréal, LLB, 1998
McGill University, BSc (Biochemistry), 1995

Board Memberships

Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, director, secretary and treasurer