Canadian and international investors need timely, expert advice on real estate acquisitions and joint ventures.
We act for clients buying and selling both individual properties and portfolios of office buildings, shopping centres and other retail properties, industrial properties and development sites. We also advise clients on the acquisition and disposition of many other types of real estate, including apartment buildings, hotels, senior accommodation, student housing, golf courses, recreational facilities and resource properties.
The Acquisitions & Dispositions lawyers in our Real Estate group are leaders in helping our institutional and private clients form joint ventures and limited partnerships to jointly own and develop all manner of Canadian and international projects. We also have a leading pension fund advisory practice for both Canadian and international properties and investors and have special expertise in assisting pension funds in their real estate investments.
The purchase or sale of real property also involves a complicated array of other activities, including the negotiation of a detailed agreement of purchase and sale, and conducting or responding to a complex array of due diligence investigations. These include the examination of title and related matters, review of leases and mortgages, analysis of contractual rights and obligations, and developing strategies based upon such review. Blakes Commercial Real Estate lawyers are experts at conducting and coordinating these myriad activities and providing synthesized, focused advice to clients.
In addition, we work with our network of lawyers around the globe to assist clients on their investments outside of Canada and ensure deals are smoothly completed.