With over 45 years of experience in commercial real estate acquisition, development, financing and leasing, Fred Carsley has won the admiration and loyalty of many renowned players in the retail, office, industrial and multi-residential sectors. Identified by various national and international directories as a leading law practitioner in the fields of real estate development and property leasing, Fred Carsley is often referred to as “the go-to person in Québec” by out-of-province clients and referring colleagues. He is particularly recognized for his way of simplifying the differences between Common Law and Québec civil law. Clients praise him for his expertise, dedication and responsiveness and appreciate the fact that he handles every case as if he had a vested interest in its outcome. Fred Carsley is thorough and effective, driving results by proposing practical solutions that are beneficial for all parties. Since 1978, Fred Carsley has been a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), where he has served in a number of roles. On behalf of the ICSC, he has lobbied the Québec and British Columbia governments against a tax on parking spaces, which earned him the ICSC’s Trustees Distinguished Service Award.
The current owners of Canada's largest off-airport and only national car park company, Park'N Fly, completed the sale of their parking business assets, including all real estate used in connection with the business located in Montreal; Ottawa; Toronto; Edmonton and Vancouver, along with goodwill and other operating assets, to a joint venture led by Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Limited and Cheung Kong (Holdings) Limited, both companies whose shares are traded on the stock exchange of Hong Kong, each owning a 50 per cent interest.