Investment Structures

We recommend and implement appropriate structures for property acquisition and holding. Corporations, partnerships, limited partnerships, and other forms of joint ventures may be implemented to address the client’s business objectives, risk mitigation, and tax efficiencies.

Acquisition and Disposition

We act for clients in the acquisition, financing, operation and disposition of shopping centres, residential and offices complexes, hotels/recreational properties and multi-use projects.  This includes review and consideration of existing leases, zoning and municipal issues, environmental issues, and financing.


We have experience with a wide spectrum of development issues, including project management, tendering, rezoning and municipal approvals, construction and insurance, subdivisions (including air space parcels) sales disclosure issues, builders liens, and construction dispute resolution.


We represent both borrowers and lenders, including financial institutions and private parties, on a wide variety of financing arrangements relating to real estate and commercial matters. We advise on all aspects of finance from structuring and securitizing to funding both primary and subordinate loans, including project construction and takeout financing and many other types of credit facility.


We represent both landlords and tenants in the negotiation of ground leases, retail leases, office leases, lease renewals and rental valuations.


We have expertise in both strata and bare land strata developments as well as re-structuring, including the creation of appropriate bylaws, and property management issues arising out of the Strata Property Act.

Construction and Infrastructure

We are experienced in structuring and creating public/private partnerships (P3’s), including advising on tendering, procurement and risk management issues, and a wide variety of associated issues arising out of large construction and infrastructure projects.  We also act as independent fairness monitors overseeing a variety of procurements.