333 Bay St, Suite 3400, Bay Adelaide Ctr, W Twr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1986 (ON)
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 $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; Harlo Capital on purchase and financing of Scarborough Junction development; Hazelview on purchase of Bloor-Dufferin mixed-use development. Recognized as a leading lawyer in Chambers, The Best Lawyers in Canada,Who’s Who Legal: Canada, and Legal Media Group’s Guide to the World’s Leading Real Estate Lawyers in the areas of Property Development and Project Finance. Member of the Canadian Condominium Institute.
Minto Apartment Real Estate Investment Trust (the REIT) (TSX: MI.UN) completed its initial public offering of 15,863,100 trust units at a price of $14.50 per unit (the Offering). The Offering raised gross proceeds of $230,014,950, including through exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option in full which option exercise was completed July 10. The units trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol MI.UN.
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.