A senior partner and practice coordinator of the Commercial Real Estate and Finance practises in Davies’ Montréal office, Elias advises on commercial real estate development, acquisitions, joint ventures, financing, construction and leasing. He also has significant development experience in secured syndicated lending and mortgage financing. For nearly 30 years, he has worked on many of Québec’s largest real estate transactions, advising some of the most active private and institutional real estate owners and developers, as well as major retailers. Elias is a speaker or moderator at all major real estate conferences and a guest lecturer at the McGill Graduate School of Urbanism. He is chair of the Montréal office’s Space Planning Committee and Opinion Committee for real estate and secured lending. He also volunteers with several contemporary art organizations in Montréal, including DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art and Phi Centre. Select Recognition: Chambers Canada; The Best Lawyers in Canada’s Montréal Real Estate Law Lawyer of the Year 2018; Who’s Who Legal Canada.