A senior partner, Elias provides clients with business-minded advice 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 more than 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 national retailers. Elias is a speaker and moderator at all of the most prominent real estate conferences and a guest lecturer at the McGill Graduate School of Urbanism. He coordinates the Commercial Real Estate practice in Davies’s Montréal office, and chairs the Opinion Committee for real estate and secured lending. He is a trustee of the Phi Foundation for Contemporary Art and a board member of the PHI Centre. Select Recognition: Chambers Canada; The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada; IFLR1000; Lexpert® Special Edition — Infrastructure; The Best Lawyers in Canada,Real Estate Law Lawyer of the Year 2018,Montréal; Who’s Who Legal: Canada.