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Some recent representative transactions include:

  • C$1.175-billion sale by a Canadian pension fund of an undivided 50 per cent interest in the five-building 4.2-million square foot Richmond-Adelaide Centre in downtown Toronto, together with the three-building 2.4-million square foot Centennial Place and Eau Claire Tower in downtown Calgary

  • C$1.9-billion purchase by Ontario Pension Board and Workplace Safety Insurance Board of an undivided 50 per cent interest in a 12-building portfolio of office buildings in downtown Vancouver, including the CF Pacific Centre regional shopping mall

  • C$960-million purchase by Ontario Pension Board of an undivided 30 per cent interest in the six-building 4.5-million square foot Toronto-Dominion Centre in downtown Toronto, together with an office development site at 16 York Street in downtown Toronto

  • C$188-million purchase by Investors Real Property Fund of an undivided 50 per cent interest in the three-building Minto Place office and retail complex in downtown Ottawa

  • C$158-million purchase by CREC Commercial Fund LP of a LEED Gold-certified 895,000 square foot warehouse and distribution facility in Brampton, Ontario

  • C$460-million purchase by a Canadian pension fund of an undivided 50 per cent interest in the TD Canada Trust Tower, a 51-storey class AAA office tower in downtown Toronto

  • C$300-million purchase by Ontario Pension Board of a 50% interest in RBC Centre, a 41-storey class AAA office tower in downtown Toronto

  • C$249.5-million purchase by investor clients of GWL Realty Advisors Inc. of 5000 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario, a 20-storey 540,000 square foot office tower in Toronto's North York corridor

  • C$112-million purchase by Investors Real Property Fund of a 97.5% interest in Lynden Park Mall, a 375,000 square foot regional shopping centre in Brantford, Ontario

  • C$115-million purchase by Greenland Group (Canada), a prominent Chinese state-owned enterprise, of a downtown Toronto development site upon which 44 and 48-storey condominium towers are being constructed

Awards & Recognition

Chris is recommended as one of the world's leading real estate lawyers by the following publications:

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business (Band 1 in Real Estate)

  • Who's Who Legal Real Estate

  • Who's Who Legal Canada: Real Estate

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (Most Frequently Recommended in Property Development)

  • The Lexpert American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (Real Estate, Property Development)

  • Expert Guides: Construction and Real Estate

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada (Real Estate)

  • The Legal 500: Canada (Real Estate)

Education
Admitted to the Ontario Bar - 1985
LL.B., University of Western Ontario - 1983
M.B.A., Queen's University - 1980
B.A., Queen's University - 1978
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