Larissa Svekla
Associate | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9759

Larissa's practice encompasses a wide range of commercial real estate matters, including acquisitions and dispositions, leasing and financing. She regularly advises purchasers and vendors in connection with the acquisition or disposition of commercial and industrial properties. She also acts on an ongoing basis for lenders and borrowers in commercial lending transactions and for landlords and tenants in the drafting and negotiation of leases and subleases for office and industrial space.

Larissa assists with private infrastructure matters (predominately in the oil and gas sector), and she has participated in public infrastructure projects, including public-private partnerships, in the areas of roadways, schools and waste-water treatment facilities.

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Recent representative transactions include advising:

  • A proponent for the design, build, finance, operation and maintenance of the wastewater treatment plant upgrade in the City of Regina
  • The vendor on its disposition of an 18-storey class A office tower located in the financial district of Edmonton, a 24-storey office tower in downtown Calgary, a multi-tenant office and retail complex in Airdrie and a commercial complex in Calgary
  • The Purchaser on the acquisition of a number of development properties in Calgary, Medicine Hat, Leduc, Edmonton, and St. Albert
  • A proponent for the design, build, finance and maintenance of 13 new schools in central and southern Alberta on the negotiation of its contract with the Province of Alberta
  • The vendor on its disposition of a multi-tenant office and retail complex in Airdrie and a commercial complex in Calgary
  • The vendor on the C$178-million sale of an undivided 50 per cent interest in Gulf Canada Square, a 1.15 million square-foot premier class "A" office and retail complex in downtown Calgary and a related assumption of the existing mortgage facility
  • The borrower on the C$65-million refinancing of Watermark Tower and the C$150-million refinancing of Gulf Canada Square
  • An oil and gas company with respect to various ground leases for oil sands upgrader sites and pipeline terminal facilities in northern Alberta