OVERVIEW & EXPERTISE

 

A competitive real estate business is buoyed by healthy relationships with the financial sector. Investors, borrowers and lenders all benefit from innovative strategies that result in successful investments.

Our Real Estate Financing lawyers represent a spectrum of borrowers and lenders in all aspects of real estate finance transactions. Our clients include domestic and foreign banks, institutional lenders, insurance companies, real estate investors, pension funds, trust companies and credit unions.

We have expertise in capital markets, and our Corporate & Commercial, Restructuring & Insolvency, Banking and Financial Services lawyers have assisted clients with many different kinds of financing arrangements. These include acquisition, development and construction loans, securitized loans, bilateral and syndicated facilities, mezzanine and other subordinated debt facilities, workouts and restructurings.

Blakes offers experience and insight to ensure that every aspect of your financing transaction is carefully considered and successfully completed.


Representative Matters

  • A U.S. major bank on its C$1.01-billion acquisition financing provided to Postmedia Network Inc. to purchase the Canadian newspaper and online media assets of Canwest, secured by, among other things, 21 freehold and leasehold properties in six Canadian provinces.
  • PCC Properties (Calgary) Ltd. and its joint-venture co-owner C$370-million first mortgage bond financing of the Suncor Energy Centre, a two-tower office complex in downtown Calgary, Alberta, consisting of 32- and 53-storey class AA office buildings.

  • Great-West Life Assurance Company and Minto Apartments Limited C$182.6-million financing of a nine-building multi-unit residential complex known as High Park Village in west Toronto.

  • Fifth Avenue LP and 1023803 Alberta Ltd. C$350-million first mortgage bond financing of Fifth Avenue Place, a two-tower office complex in downtown Calgary, Alberta, consisting of two 35-storey office buildings.
  • Great-West Life Assurance Company and London Life Insurance Company C$150-million refinancing of Gulf Canada Square, a class A office building in downtown Calgary, Alberta.
  • Prowinko Canada Inc. C$72-million financing of 110 Bloor Street West, Toronto and five other upscale retail properties as part of a multi-property, multi-lender financing completed in two tranches.
  • Hypothèques CDPQ Inc. C$71.2-million development financing of a new Hilton Garden Inn hotel in downtown Montréal.
  • Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada C$43.6-million acquisition financing provided to Rykka Care Centres LP to purchase seven Ontario nursing homes from the court-appointed receiver of Royal Crest Lifecare.
  • Landesbank Baden-Württemberg C$38.3-million financing of Stampede Station, a new mixed-use development located at the southern gateway to downtown Calgary, Alberta.
 

 PEOPLE

 
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Associate | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-3385
Areas of Expertise: Acquisitions, Dispositions & Joint Ventures, Leasing, Real Estate Financing
Associate | Montréal
Montréal: 514-982-4093
Areas of Expertise: Debt Finance & Lending, Project Finance, Real Estate Financing, Banking, Asset-Based Finance
Partner | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-4247
Areas of Expertise: Financial Services, Real Estate Financing, Structured Finance & Derivatives, Banking, Debt Finance & Lending, Asset-Based Finance, Equipment Financing, Project Finance
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-3860
Areas of Expertise: Commercial Real Estate, Restructuring & Insolvency, Hospitality & Leisure, Real Estate Financing, Europe, Pension Funds Investment, Investment Funds, Investment Vehicles
Partner | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9634
Areas of Expertise: Commercial Real Estate, Hospitality & Leisure, Acquisitions, Dispositions & Joint Ventures, Real Estate Financing
Associate | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-3199
Areas of Expertise: Commercial Real Estate, Leasing, Acquisitions, Dispositions & Joint Ventures, Development, Real Estate Financing, Gaming
Associate | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9678
Areas of Expertise: Commercial Real Estate, Banking, Development, Real Estate Financing, Leasing, Municipal & Planning
Partner | Montréal
Montréal: 514-982-5086
Areas of Expertise: Financial Services, Private Equity, Banking, Asset-Based Finance, Debt Finance & Lending, Equipment Financing, Project Finance, Africa, Europe, Real Estate Financing
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-2758
Areas of Expertise: Real Estate Financing, Acquisitions, Dispositions & Joint Ventures, Pension Funds Investment, Investment Funds, Investment Vehicles
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-2219
Areas of Expertise: Acquisitions, Dispositions & Joint Ventures, Leasing, Real Estate Financing, Corporate & Commercial, Mining, Power, Construction, Development, Mining Lending, Mining Streaming & Royalties
Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-4151
Areas of Expertise: Acquisitions, Dispositions & Joint Ventures, Development, Real Estate Financing
Partner | Montréal
Montréal: 514-982-5090
Areas of Expertise: Corporate & Commercial, Debt Finance & Lending, Acquisitions, Dispositions & Joint Ventures, Real Estate Financing, Private Equity, Banking, Pension Funds Investment, Investment Funds, Investment Vehicles
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-2789
Areas of Expertise: Acquisitions, Dispositions & Joint Ventures, Development, Real Estate Financing, Leasing, Asset-Based Finance, Restructuring & Insolvency, REITs, Gaming, Infrastructure, Banking, Renewables (Wind, Solar, Hydro & CleanTech)
Associate | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-2266
Areas of Expertise: Real Estate Financing, Acquisitions, Dispositions & Joint Ventures
Associate | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-5252
Areas of Expertise: Commercial Real Estate, Financial Services, Real Estate Financing, Banking
Partner | Montréal
Montréal: 514-982-4121
Areas of Expertise: Corporate & Commercial, Capital Markets, Commercial Real Estate, Financial Services, Infrastructure, Banking, Development, Real Estate Financing, REITs, Debt Capital Markets
Partner | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9773
Areas of Expertise: Acquisitions, Dispositions & Joint Ventures, Development, Real Estate Financing, Leasing, Municipal & Planning
Law Clerk | Montréal
Montréal: 514-982-5031
Areas of Expertise: Acquisitions, Dispositions & Joint Ventures, Real Estate Financing, Leasing, Development, Debt Finance & Lending, Project Finance
Associate | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9759
Areas of Expertise: Acquisitions, Dispositions & Joint Ventures, Real Estate Financing, Leasing, Public-Private Partnerships
Partner | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-3378
Areas of Expertise: Commercial Real Estate, Corporate & Commercial, Financial Services, Energy, Banking, Real Estate Financing
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