Paul Logan
Partner | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9773

Paul advises on a wide variety of matters for real estate clients, including purchase and sale transactions of office, industrial and retail properties, mortgage financing, leasing, and development and planning matters. In this role, he acts for a broad range of real estate clients, including pension funds, life insurance companies, major landlords, and institutional lenders. Paul also has significant experience in negotiating leases and subleases for office, industrial and commercial space, for local, national and international landlords and tenants.

Paul also provides real estate advice on complex commercial transactions in the conventional energy and renewable energy sectors, including purchases, ground leases and development of power plants, wind, solar and hydroelectric energy infrastructure, project financings and share and asset purchase transactions.

SELECT EXPERIENCE

Some of Paul's experience includes:

Real Estate

  • Acting on the sale and leaseback by the Government of Canada of seven federal office properties located across Canada comprising approximately 3.4-million square feet of prime office space with an aggregate value of approximately C$1.4-billion
  • Representing a vendor consortium in the sale of Gulf Canada Square, a 1.12-million square-foot premier class "A" office and retail complex in downtown Calgary for a purchase price of C$382-million and a related assumption of the existing mortgage bond facility

  • Advising on the sale and purchase of numerous commercial and industrial properties and a large apartment complex for a real estate adviser to an insurance company

  • Advising on the sale by a vendor consortium of the Altius Centre office building in downtown Calgary for a purchase price of C$179.8-million

  • Acting for a major institutional landlord on a site acquisition, parcel consolidation and construction financing for the development of a trophy Calgary office complex

  • Acting for several institutional landlords on multiple office and retail lease negotiations in Alberta and British Columbia

Conventional Energy and Renewable Energy

  • Negotiating long-term ground leases and purchases for a utility provider for the development of several power plants and related joint venture arrangements

  • Advising a renewable energy company on the purchase of a wind farm involving multiple leases, negotiating new leases and lease amendments and advising on the real estate aspects of a related project financing

  • Negotiating the purchase of an office and warehouse facility for an oilfield services company and the related lease and development of a rail facility for the transloading of fracking sand in Saskatchewan

  • Advising on a number of complex ground leases, subdivision and development requirements and the acquisition of utility corridors for energy infrastructure projects, including oil by rail and other transloading facilities, and crude oil tank farms

  • Providing real estate advice to a renewable energy company relating to the acquisition of various land rights for the development of a solar project and providing ongoing advice on related transmission and access rights for both wind farms and hydro-electric energy projects
PUBLICATIONS
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Co-author: Canadian Chapter
Commercial Real Estate 2017, 3rd Edition, Global Legal Insights, Global Legal Group Ltd, London, England, September 13, 2016.
Co-author: Canadian Chapter
Global Legal Insights: Commercial Real Estate, 2nd Edition, Global Legal Group Ltd, London, September 17, 2015.
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PROFESSIONAL APPEARANCES
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Panel Speaker: How is Recent Case Law Impacting Strategies for Asset Managers and Lease Negotiation?
2016 Calgary Real Estate Strategy & Leasing Conference, TELUS Convention Centre, Calgary, Alberta, June 9, 2016.
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