Chris is the co-coordinator of the Blakes commercial real estate practice, and has more than 30 years of experience in completing commercial real estate transactions. His practice includes a wide variety of real estate matters affecting all classes of real estate assets. He is often engaged in the purchase and sale of major real estate assets and also has significant expertise with respect to mortgage financings, joint ventures and development projects. Chris also advises pension funds and their advisers concerning the various rules relating to the investment by pension funds in real estate. Chris has a broad range of clients, including pension funds, mutual funds, life insurance companies and other institutional investors, as well as lenders, advisers, non-resident investors, and developers. His recent transactions include a C$1.175-billion sale 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.