Home to an integrated network of real estate lawyers with extensive market knowledge, we deliver practical legal advice, customized business solutions, and rapid results to give our clients an edge in Canada's commercial real estate market.
By combining a deep understanding of domestic and foreign real estate markets with an eye to related global trends, our clients benefit from our forward-thinking solutions to help build their businesses.
At every juncture, members of our Canadian Real Estate Group work with clients to develop creative solutions, implement efficient fee strategies, and maximize investments. As a result, our real estate lawyers are able to optimize a client's legal spend and help further their commercial objectives in a timely and efficient manner.
Understanding the market
The Canadian commercial real estate market is fast-paced and constantly evolving. This is in no small part due to rapid digital transformation, emerging trends in the logistics, retail and office sectors and the widespread impact of an ongoing global pandemic.
The real estate industry's leading players, who are driving growth in Canada’s largest urban areas, turn to our team. With offices in major economic centres in Canada and across our global platform, our team is well-positioned to offer guidance in a range of settings, on a variety of real estate matters.
How we can help
From conception to completion, we offer a full suite of real estate services that cover the life cycle of any real estate project keeping our clients' business objectives, challenges, and opportunities at the forefront.
Whether refinancing a loan, acquiring an asset, developing a large scale commercial project, negotiating a lease or completing a sale, industry leaders turn to us for our breadth of knowledge and decades of experience as well as timely and trusted advice paired with a distinctive client experience.
Real Estate Services in Canada
Advising Canada's premier research innovation park, with respect to negotiations for a land exchange to expand the park's footprint and enable critical holdings for a light rail transit project. This included negotiations over possible expropriation, land exchange and property rights and interests.
Advising one of the world's leading real estate investment firms, with respect to the launch of a flagship open-ended core real estate fund in Canada, and throughout its continued growth into a fund with a gross asset value in excess of $1 billion.
Advising the Canadian division of the world’s largest coffeehouse chain, home to more than 1,400 locations across the country. Our team oversees multiple mandates and practice areas, including real estate and leasing.
Advising one of the world’s largest cannabis companies on planning, real estate, construction, environmental, and IP matters associated with the production, storage, and distribution of cannabis in Canada.
Retail and housing
Advising on the $7 billion redevelopment of a suburban shopping district in British Columbia, including more than 10,000 units of housing and 1.5 million sq. ft. of new retail space.
Recognition in Canada
Our real estate team is continuously recognized by a host of legal directories. These include Chambers Canada, the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and Best Lawyers in Canada. We were recognized as a 'Leading Real Estate Firm' by The Legal 500 Canada.
Meet the Canadian team
Your strategic business objectives are important, no matter how simple or complex the transaction. Let’s take the next step together.
Partner, Real Estate Practice Group Leader (Canada)