855 2nd St SW, Suite 3500, Bankers Hall, East Twr, Calgary, AB
Year called to bar: 1987 (AB)
Garth is a partner in the Blakes Calgary office whose practice focuses on the acquisition, development, and financing of commercial real estate and infrastructure projects. He advises numerous Canadian and foreign-based institutional clients, including pension funds, life insurance companies, real estate investment trusts, utility companies, and Crown corporations, in connection with the acquisition, disposition, leasing, and financing of their commercial and industrial properties. For his infrastructure practice, Garth assists clients in structuring major design-build-finance-operate projects in the transportation sector as public–private partnerships, and on the real estate and construction aspects of various energy-related infrastructure projects.
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.
On June 25, 2014, North West Redwater Partnership entered into a four-year $3.5 billion syndicated credit facility with Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Toronto Branch, Royal Bank of Canada, certain other lenders, and Royal Bank of Canada, as agent.