Partner in the Real Estate Group. Practice focuses on secured transactions, construction financing, asset purchases and sales, land development and joint ventures. Significant transactional experience includes acting for: Minto Apartment REIT’s IPO and acquisition of a portfolio of 22 multi-residential rental properties from Minto Properties; Leadon Investment in its US$1.1 billion acquisition of SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts and the completion of a C$716 million post acquisition financing; Port Credit West Village Partnership’s purchase and financing of the acquisition of a Port Credit tract of land from Imperial Oil; Citibank and Brookfield on cross-border purchase financing for Westmont hotel portfolio; Menkes on commercial and residential credit facilities for Harbour Plaza; Osmington on Union Station Project; Macquarie on CMBS table funding arrangements with IMC; and TD Bank re sale of Yonge/Eglinton site to RioCan REIT. Recognized as a leading real estate lawyer by Chambers, The Best Lawyers in Canada, Who’s Who Legal: Canada, Legal Media Group’s Guide to the World’s Leading Real Estate Lawyers and The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory in the areas of Property Development and Project Finance. Member of the Canadian Bar Association and the Canadian Condominium Institute.