Patrick Gordon
Associate | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-3276

Patrick's practice encompasses a wide range of commercial real estate matters, including purchase and sale transactions, leasing and financings. He also provides real estate advice in connection with a variety of domestic and international mergers and acquisitions transactions. He regularly acts for a broad range of domestic and international clients, including institutional investors, pension funds, landlords and tenants.

In 2016, Patrick completed a secondment to the Firm's Middle East offices in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, where his practice covered a range of international corporate, commercial and real estate matters. He also completed a part-time secondment at one of the Firm's major clients in the region, working under the company's general counsel to support various contracting, supply chain, and housing matters and initiatives.

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Recent representative matters include advising:

  • An international technology company in connection with the sale of an industrial property in Cornwall, Ontario
  • A Canadian REIT in connection with the purchase of an industrial facility in Cambridge, Ontario
  • CREC Commercial Fund LP in connection with a C$158-million purchase of a LEED Gold-certified 895,000 square foot warehouse and distribution facility in Brampton, Ontario
  • Ontario Pension Board in connection with the C$1.9-billion purchase by Ontario Pension Board and Workplace Safety Insurance Board of an undivided 50 per cent interest in a 12-building portfolio of office buildings in downtown Vancouver, including the CF Pacific Centre regional shopping mall, from Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited
  • Ontario Pension Board in connection with the C$960-million purchase of a 30 per cent non-managing interest in the six-building 4.5-million square foot Toronto-Dominion Centre in downtown Toronto, together with an office development site at 16 York Street in downtown Toronto, from Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited
  • A major Canadian energy company on real estate elements of the sale of one of its business lines
  • A Canadian non-profit organization in connection with a lease of office and programming space in an industrial building in Toronto, Ontario
  • Sadara Chemical Company, a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical, on various real estate and other commercial and industrial agreements related to its petrochemical complex located in Jubail, Saudi Arabia
  • Greenland Group (Canada), a prominent Chinese state-owned enterprise, with the C$115-million purchase of a downtown Toronto development site upon which 44 and 48-storey condominium towers are being constructed
  • Investor clients of GWL Realty Advisors Inc. in connection with the C$153.8-million purchase of 151 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario, a 19-storey 270,000-square-foot office tower in downtown Toronto
  • GWL Realty Advisors Inc. in connection with various leasing matters, principally relating to the development of office buildings in the South Core neighbourhood of Toronto
  • An international skin-care brand on a range of retail and office leasing matters connected to its entry into the Canadian market
  • An international chocolatier and confectionery company on a range of leasing matters connected to its expansion into branded retail stores in various Canadian provinces
  • EmTwo Properties on a range of leasing matters, including office leases, early surrenders, renewals and assignments
  • Landlords and tenants in the drafting and negotiation of leases for office, industrial and retail space, lease amending agreements and subleases
  • Standard Life on real estate elements of the sale of its Canadian insurance business to Manulife