Bentall Kennedy Purchases Property Portfolio from CPPIB

Clients of Bentall Kennedy completed the purchase and financing of three regional enclosed shopping centres located in Ontario and British Columbia from Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB). The purchased shopping centres are White Oaks Mall in London, Ontario, comprising 689,000 square feet; Hillside Centre in Victoria, British Columbia, comprising 591,000 square feet; and Eastgate Square in Hamilton, Ontario, at 505,000 square feet.

Bentall Kennedy was represented by Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP with a team led by Thomas von Hahn, including Michael Stevenson (corporate), Daryl Cukierman (labour and employment), Litsa Kriaris (competition), and Gayle Hunter, Elizabeth Earon and Greg Lee (real estate).

CPPIB was represented by Goodmans LLP with a team led by Juli Morrow and Ira Berg with assistance from Joe Conforti (labour and employment), Glenn Ernst (tax) and Richard Annan (competition).

Royal Bank of Canada provided acquisition financing and was represented by Rod Davidge and Stella Di Cresce of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP.

David Redmond and Natasha Jimeno of Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP acted for the bondholders of the existing mortgage on White Oaks Mall.