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Jay Geers

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Some of Jay's representative matters include:

Purchase and Sale Transactions:

  • Advising Agrium Inc. on real property matters arising in connection with its C$1.8-billion supported funding of Glencore International plc's C$6.1-billion acquisition of Viterra Inc., and the subsequent acquisition by Agrium of Viterra's wholesale and retail Agri-products division

  • Acting for I.G. Investment Management, Ltd. as trustee for IG Mackenzie Real Property Fund (formerly Investors Real Property Fund) in connection with its C$140-million acquisition of the Plains Midstream Plaza in Calgary, Alberta

  • Acting for BPO (ALTC) Ltd., ALTCEN (MCEG) Ltd. and CREHOY Inc. in connection with their C$179.8-million sale of the Altius Centre

  • Acting for a renewable energy company on its purchases of multiple wind farm projects in Alberta

  • Advising a major utility company on its purchase of two electrical generation facilities in Alberta

Project Development and Leasing:

  • Advising a major pipeline company on complex ground lease, subdivision and related development requirements in connection with the development of a major energy infrastructure project

  • Negotiating a long-term solar farm ground lease in Ontario on behalf of a renewable energy company

  • Advising SilverBirch Energy Corporation on leasing matters relating to Teck Resources Ltd.'s C$440-million acquisition

Financing Transactions:

  • Acting for Brookfield Office Properties Canada (through its subsidiaries) in connection with its C$575 million term credit facility to be used for the construction of Phase I (East Tower) of the Brookfield Place Calgary development in Calgary, Alberta

  • Acting for SEC LP (a subsidiary of Brookfield Office Properties Canada) and Arci Ltd. in connection with their C$550-million senior secured bond financing of the Suncor Energy Centre in Calgary, Alberta

  • Acting for The Standard Life Assurance Company of Canada in connection with its C$154,000,000 first mortgage financing of a one-third undivided co-ownership interest in Eighth Avenue Place – Phase I

  • Advising BluEarth Renewables Inc. (through its subsidiaries) on its C$71-million project financing in respect of its Bull Creek wind project

  • Advising a lender syndicate with respect to real property security matters relating to a C$3.5-billion syndicated credit facility to North West Redwater Partnership to fund a portion of the costs of construction of its refinery in Sturgeon County, Alberta


Awards & Recognition

Jay is recognized as a leading lawyer in the following publications:

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada – 2022–2023 (Real Estate Law)

  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2023 (Real Estate)

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2023 (Real Estate)

Admitted to the Alberta Bar – 2011
LLB, University of Alberta – 2010
BMgt (Economics), University of Lethbridge – 2007
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