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Commercial Real Estate

Top-tier national real estate practice with significant experience in major commercial real estate transactions, including large portfolio deals and co-ownerships. Extremely well-versed in joint venture development and purchases, financings and leasings, frequently acting for pension funds and other institutional clients, as well as foreign investors. Notably well placed to advise on the real estate and construction aspects of significant energy and infrastructure projects.

Clients praise: ‘The team is a trusted and valued resource to our organisation. We quite literally could not do what we do without them.'

Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business 2021

Canada is valued for its economic stability, government regulatory transparency, strong private-property rights and low-volatility marketplace. This makes our country an attractive and highly competitive market for domestic and international investors in Canadian commercial real estate.

Blakes has one of the largest, top commercial real estate practices in Canada. Our lawyers’ breadth of knowledge of the Canadian market lets us offer seamless service on a complete spectrum of cross-border commercial real estate transactions.

Clients rely on us to assist them with all their real estate requirements, from negotiating and drafting through dispute resolution and exit strategies including:

  • Ownership, investment and transaction structuring
  • Acquisition and disposition of all classes of real property assets, including office, retail, hotel, industrial, recreational and development properties
  • Financing, including long-term, construction and other loans and mortgage securitizations
  • Real property ownership structures, including joint ventures and partnership and shareholder arrangements
  • Cross-border investments
  • Leasing and asset management
  • Real estate investment trusts (REITs)
  • Construction and development agreements
  • Infrastructure projects
  • Workouts and restructurings

Our clients are Canadian, U.S. and international institutional and private entities, developers, real estate advisers, banks, pension funds, fund managers, insurance companies, REITs, retail and other commercial property owners and occupiers, governments and government agencies, and hotel owners and operators. These clients have relied on us in some of the most challenging and complex real estate transactions in recent years.

If you are an investor seeking to expand your real estate interests, our Commercial Real Estate lawyers can provide the cutting-edge and strategic advice you need in Canada.


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