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Real Estate Financing

Real Estate Financing
Real Estate Financing
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A competitive real estate business is buoyed by healthy relationships with the financial sector. Investors, borrowers and lenders all benefit from innovative strategies that result in successful investments.

Our Real Estate Financing lawyers represent a spectrum of borrowers and lenders in all aspects of real estate finance transactions. Our clients include domestic and foreign banks, institutional lenders, insurance companies, real estate investors, pension funds, trust companies and credit unions.

We have expertise in capital markets, and our Corporate & Commercial, Restructuring & Insolvency, Banking and Financial Services lawyers have assisted clients with many different kinds of financing arrangements. These include acquisition, development and construction loans, securitized loans, bilateral and syndicated facilities, mezzanine and other subordinated debt facilities, workouts and restructurings. Blakes also has a leading regulatory practice, and our lawyers are recognized for their expertise in assisting foreign lenders lending on the security of real estate in Canada.

Offering experience and clear insight, we ensure that every aspect of your financing transaction is carefully considered and successfully completed.

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Recent Experience
  • Investors Real Property Fund on its joint venture with Minto Properties and LaSalle at Minto Place, a three-tower, 945,030-square-foot office complex in downtown Ottawa, including financing provided by The Great-West Life Assurance Company.
  • PCC Properties (Calgary) Ltd. and its joint-venture co-owner on their C$370-million first mortgage bond financing of the Suncor Energy Centre, a two-tower office complex in downtown Calgary, Alberta, consisting of 32- and 53-storey class AA office buildings.

  • Fifth Avenue LP and 1023803 Alberta Ltd. on their C$350-million first mortgage bond financing of Fifth Avenue Place, a two-tower office complex in downtown Calgary, Alberta, consisting of two 35-storey office buildings.

  • Prowinko Canada Inc. on its C$72-million financing of 110 Bloor Street West, Toronto and five other upscale retail properties as part of a multi-property, multi-lender financing completed in two tranches.

  • Hypothèques CDPQ Inc. on its C$71.2-million development financing of a new Hilton Garden Inn hotel in downtown Montréal.

  • Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada on its C$43.6-million acquisition financing provided to Rykka Care Centres LP to purchase seven Ontario nursing homes from the court-appointed receiver of Royal Crest Lifecare.

  • Landesbank Baden-Württemberg on its C$38.3-million financing of Stampede Station, a new mixed-use development located at the southern gateway to downtown Calgary, Alberta.

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