Mark A. McHughan Partner

Speaks:  English

Year of Call: 1982 - Ontario

Primary phone: 416-369-7233

Fax: 416-369-7250


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Primary office:  Toronto

Mark A. McHughan

Mark McHughan is a partner in Gowling WLG's Toronto office. His practice focuses on commercial real estate matters with an emphasis on acquisitions and divestitures of individual properties and portfolios, including office, retail, industrial, multi-residential and hotels. His practice also includes extensive involvement in the areas of commercial leasing, construction and development, and innovative structuring of infrastructure projects.

Mark acts for a number of international and domestic real estate investors, including public companies, pension funds, banks and fund managers, who have diversified international portfolios of real estate holdings.

Mark also acts for many landlords and tenants ranging from single-location landlords and tenants to tenants with hundreds of locations and landlords owning large multi-tenant commercial and retail projects.

Mark has been an instructor for the Bar Admission Course in the Real Estate Section.

Mark is recognized in Chambers Canada 2018 for Real Estate and Acritas Stars 2018.

Career & Recognition

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    • Rankings & Awards
      November 2015
      Chambers Canada 2016
    • Rankings & Awards
      September 2015
      The Best Lawyers in Canada 2016
    • Rankings & Awards
      April 2015
      Chambers Global 2015
  • 2014

    • Rankings & Awards
      September 2014
      The Best Lawyers in Canada 2015
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      April 2014
      Chambers Global 2014
  • 2013

    • Rankings & Awards
      September 2013
      The Best Lawyers in Canada 2014
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      April 2013
      Chambers Global 2013
    • Rankings & Awards
      February 2013
      The Best Lawyers in Canada® 2013
  • 2012

    • Rankings & Awards
      June 2012
      PLC Which Lawyer? 2012
    • Rankings & Awards
      April 2012
      Chambers Global 2012
    • Rankings & Awards
      February 2012
      The Best Lawyers in Canada 2012
  • 2011

    • Rankings & Awards
      March 2011
      PLC Which Lawyer? 2011
    • Rankings & Awards
      February 2011
      The Best Lawyers in Canada® 2011
  • 2010

    • Rankings & Awards
      February 2010
      The Best Lawyers in Canada® 2010
  • 1982

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Year of Call, Ontario
  • 1980

    • Education
      University of Western Ontario, LLB
    • Rankings & Awards
      Ranked as a leading lawyer in the Real Estate Practice Area in the Chambers Global Guide for 2004-2009

Mark has prepared and presented papers for the Canadian Bar Association of Ontario, Real Property Section, and the Federated Press.

Mark has assisted with respect to the acquisition, development and construction, leasing and financing of several long-term care facilities on behalf of a major Canadian Pension Fund, and has acted for a variety of European investors with respect to the acquisition and financing of several significant Canadian office and retail developments.