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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...