Daniel Kofman
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-2789

Daniel's practice encompasses all aspects of commercial real estate, including acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, development and financing. He is regularly consulted by both foreign and domestic real estate investors and represents several banks/financial institutions and borrowers on real estate financing transactions.

Daniel also acts for clients in the renewable energy and hospitality industries and has experience with developing, buying, selling and financing renewable energy projects (including solar and wind farms) and hotels.

He has particular expertise advising his clients on real estate issues relating to bankruptcies, insolvencies and mortgage enforcement remedies.

Daniel has a working knowledge of French, German, and Russian.

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Recent transactions representative of Daniel's practice include:

  • Renewable Energy Trust, as Canadian counsel, in connection with the sale of its North American solar portfolio to Axium Infrastructure consisting of 84 MW comprised of eight solar generating projects (three in Ontario, two in California and three in Georgia)
  • Oxford Properties Group in relation to the sale of a 50 per cent interest in a 4.2 million square foot portfolio of high-quality office properties in downtown Toronto and Calgary to Canada Pension Plan Investment Board for C$1.175-billion
  • Various banks, financial institutions and borrowers on mortgage financing transactions
  • TD Securities, Bank of Montreal and CIBC in regards to financing a C$430-million acquisition of 14 commercial properties in Atlantic Canada by Slate Office REIT, its affiliates and an institutional real estate investor, from Fortis Properties Corporation
  • BluEarth Renewables Inc. in relation to the acquisition, construction financing, operation and maintenance of various solar and wind power projects
  • Clients of Bentall Kennedy on their acquisition and disposition of various retail/shopping centres, office buildings and industrial properties located in Ontario and across Canada
  • Capstone Infrastructure Corporation and certain of its subsidiaries on credit arrangements, in respect of C$83-million credit facilities provided to Cardinal Power of Canada, L.P. to refinance its 156 MW natural-gas cogeneration facility
  • Renewable Energy Trust in connection with its acquisition of the equity interests in 10 MW solar generating projects in Ontario from Canadian Solar
  • Ontario Pension Board on the C$300-million purchase of an undivided 50 per cent interest in the RBC Centre, a 41-storey class AAA office tower in downtown Toronto, Ontario
  • Mitsui & Co. Ltd. in the completion of its equity investment in the 680 MW Canadian renewable energy portfolio of GDF Suez.
  • WestLB AG, senior secured creditor, and Alvarez & Marsal, as court-appointed receiver, in the insolvency and subsequent sale of The Rosseau, a luxury condominium hotel, conference centre and spa, and Canada's first JW Marriott Resort and Spa
  • The Government of Canada on the sale and leaseback of seven federal office properties located across Canada comprising approximately 3.4 million square feet of prime office space
  • Various local, regional, national and international landlords and tenants on the leasing of industrial, office and retail properties
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.
Blakes Bulletin on Mining, December 10, 2015.
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PROFESSIONAL APPEARANCES
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Speaker: Estoppel Certificates - Do They Work? What Purpose Do They Serve?
Breakfast Roundtables, Canadian Law Conference, International Council of Shopping Centers, Toronto, Ontario, April 28, 2017.
Co-speaker: From Concrete to Complete: GTA Development Projects
Blakes Business Class Seminar, Toronto, Ontario, April 18, 2017.
Speaker: Worth Fighting For? Five Purchase Agreement Provisions That Deserve More Attention
Blakes Business Class Seminar, Toronto, Ontario, October 27, 2016.
Co-speaker: Managing the Legal Aspects of Real Estate Lending
Real Estate Lending Course, REALPAC, Ted Rogers School of Management, Toronto, Ontario, October 26-27, 2016.
Speaker: Preparing Co-Ownership Agreements for Simple Transactions
12th Annual Real Estate Law Summit, Tge Law Society of Upper Canada, April 23-24, 2015.
Speaker: Making 'Cents' of Recent Commercial Leasing Case Law
Blakes Business Class Seminar, Toronto, Ontario, November 12, 2014.
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