Elizabeth Earon
Associate | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-3199

Beth's practice encompasses a wide range of commercial real estate matters, including leasing, purchase and sale transactions, and financings. She regularly acts for a broad range of domestic and international clients, including pension funds, lenders, institutional investors, landlords and tenants.

Beth has a particular interest in leasing and has acted for both landlords and tenants on a range of matters, including sale/leasebacks, lease financings and negotiations of leases for office, industrial and retail properties, lease amending agreements, and sublease and assignment agreements.

SELECT EXPERIENCE

Some recent transactions that are representative of Beth's practice include acting for:

  • Bentall Kennedy, on behalf of its Prime Canadian Property Fund and Sun Life, in its acquisition of 1250 René-Lévesque, a Class AAA office tower located in downtown Montréal, Quebec

  • JCF Capital ULC in its acquisition of the debt on Trump International Hotel and Tower in Toronto, Ontario

  • Bentall Kennedy, on behalf of its Prime Canadian Property Fund and other Canadian pension fund clients, on the acquisition from The Erin Mills Development Corporation of a portfolio of 19 multi-tenant industrial properties located along Highways 401 and 403 in Mississauga, Ontario

  • Sun Life Assurance Company in connection with real property financings, including first mortgage acquisition financing

  • TransGlobe Apartment Real Estate Investment Trust in the acquisition and financing of 57 properties as part of a management internalization transaction, and its subsequent privatization

  • A Crown agency in numerous transactions involving the acquisition of rail corridors

  • Ontario Pension Board in its C$370-million purchase of Erin Mills Town Centre regional shopping centre, Mississauga, Ontario

  • A major North American entity in its sale of several office sites located in Toronto, Ontario

  • MaRS Discovery District on a range of leasing matters for its Toronto MaRS Centre Development, including lease negotiations and renewals

  • Morguard Investments on lease amending agreements relating to tenant conversions

  • EmTwo Properties on a range of leasing matters, including 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

PUBLICATIONS
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Author: Offers to Lease: What to Watch Out For
LSUC: The Six-Minute Commercial Leasing Lawyer 2019 – February 25, 2019.
Co-author: Non-Resident Purchaser/Vendor Issues
LSUC: Commercial Real Estate Transactions, September 20, 2018.
Author: A "Smaller" Tenant's "Top 10": Lease Provisions to Think About When You Don't Have Clout
The Six-Minute Commercial Leasing Lawyer, The Law Society of Upper Canada, February 22, 2017.
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PROFESSIONAL APPEARANCES
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Speaker: Legal Concepts II - The Credit Agreement (Clauses) Enforcement & Recovery (Options, Process & Timelines)
REALPAC - Lending in Commercial Real Estate Course, Vantage Venues, Toronto, Ontario, November 14, 2019.
Co-speaker: What You Need to Know About Pension Funds Investing in Real Estate
Blakes Business Class Seminar, Toronto, Ontario, November 12, 2019.
Speaker: The Mechanics of Tendering
9th Annual Continuing Professional Development Conference for Lawyers from Northeastern Ontario, Colloquium 2019, Sudbury, Ontario, October 17, 2019.
Co-speaker: Six in the 6ix: Cases Every Leasing Professional Should Know
Blakes Business Class Seminar, Toronto, Ontario, May 28, 2019.
Speaker: Reviewing a Commercial Lease
The Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario - 29th Annual Conference, Chateau Frontenac, Quebec City, Quebec, May 10, 2019.
Speaker: Commercial Leasing Due Diligence: Tenant, Purchaser and Lender Perspectives
ILCO: Advanced Real Estate Law CLE, April 10, 2019.
Speaker: My Tenant Client has Asked Me to Prepare/Review an Offer to Lease: What Should I Be Looking For
LSUC: The Six-Minute Commercial Leasing Lawyer 2019 – February 25, 2019.
Speaker: Managing the Legal Aspects of Real Estate Lending
Realpac – Real Estate Lending Course, Vantage Venues, Toronto, Ontario, November 12, 2018.
Co-speaker: Legal Concepts II - The Credit Agreement (Clauses) Enforcement & Recovery (Options, Process & Timelines)
REALPAC – 2018 Lending in Commercial Real Estate November 12-13, 2018.
Speaker: Non-Resident Purchaser/Vendor Issues
LSUC: Commercial Real Estate Transactions, September 20, 2018.
Co-speaker: Legal Concepts II – The Credit Agreement Enforcement & Recovery
REALPAC – Lending in Commercial Real Estate, Toronto, Ontario, November 22-23, 2017.
Speaker: Clauses that Small Tenants Should Focus On
The Six-Minute Commercial Leasing Lawyer, The Law Society of Upper Canada, February 22, 2017.
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