333 Bay St, Suite 3400, Bay Adelaide Ctr, W Twr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1999 (ON)
Partner. Practice focuses on commercial real estate, with a particular emphasis on acquisitions and divestitures, mixed-use development, joint ventures, and hospitality. Advises REITs, foreign investors, pension funds and pension fund advisors, and many of Canada’s largest real estate development firms. Recent transactions include representing InnVest Hotels in connection with its acquisition of several marquee hotel properties, including, the St. Regis Toronto (formerly Trump Tower Toronto), the Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel, and the Marriott Ottawa Hotel; 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; and Allied Properties REIT and Diamondcorp’s sale of the residential component of the Well to Tridel and Woodbourne. Recognized as a leading lawyer in Chambers Canada, Best Lawyers in Canada, The Legal 500 Canada, IFLR 1000, Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, and The Lexpert®/ALM Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada.
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.