333 Bay St, Suite 3400, Bay Adelaide Ctr, W Twr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1999 (ON)
Partner. Practice focuses on many areas of commercial real estate, including acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, secured lending, condominium resort development, hospitality, renewable energy generation projects, and commercial leasing. Advises REITs, foreign investors, pension fund advisors, and many of Canada’s largest real estate development firms. Also acts for domestic and international renewable energy companies in all aspects of the development of utility scale solar and wind power projects. Recent transactions include representing Leadon Investments in its $1.1 billion acquisition of SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts’ portfolio from a Canadian pension fund manager; RioCan REIT in the formation of its urban retail and office joint venture with Allied REIT and its joint venture partners; Allied Properties REIT and Diamondcorp’s sale of the residential component of the Well to Tridel and Woodbourne; and InnVest Hotels purchase of the Trump International Hotel and Tower. Recognized as a leading lawyer by The Best Lawyers in Canada (real estate, project finance, commercial leasing), by The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (property development and project finance) and by Lexpert® Special Edition – Energy and Lexpert® Special Edition – Infrastructure.
On June 27, 2017, Leadon Investment Inc., as Borrowers’ Representative, and certain of its affiliates, as Borrowers, completed the financing of 22 hotel properties across Canada, for a total amount of approximately $716 million, comprised of a $649-million term credit and a $67-million renovation credit with Aareal Bank AG, as Administrative Agent thereto.