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Year called to bar: 2005 (ON)
Jonathan Freeman is a partner and Chair of the Real Estate Practice Group at Cassels. His practice focuses on all aspects of commercial real estate law, including secured lending transactions, acquisitions, dispositions, property development, joint ventures, real estate investment trusts, and commercial leasing. He has financed all real estate asset classes and has particular expertise in the seniors housing and multi-residential sectors. Jonathan was recognized as a 2017 Lexpert Rising Star. Jonathan received his LLB from Dalhousie University and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2005.
Revera Inc. and Health Care REIT, Inc. (HCN) have completed a transaction resulting in shared ownership of an additional 23 Canadian seniors living residences previously owned by Revera. As a result of the transaction, Health Care REIT owns a 75 per cent interest in the approximately US$634 million portfolio and Revera owns the remaining 25 per cent in Manitoba. Revera continues to manage these residences, earning fees through an incentive-based management contract. The 23 seniors living residences comprising the portfolio have approximately 2,900 suites and are located primarily in major Canadian markets in Ontario, Alberta. The HCN-Revera joint venture now owns a total of 70 seniors living residences across Canada with an aggregate 7,900 suites
Davide Campari-Milano S.p.A. (Campari) acquired Forty Creek Distillery Ltd., a leading independently owned spirits company in Canada, the producer of the award winning Forty Creek range of premium and fast growing Canadian whiskies.