333 Bay St, Suite 3400, Bay Adelaide Ctr, W Twr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1990
Partner. Practice focuses on commercial real estate with a particular emphasis on purchases and sales, financing and leasing. Extensive commercial leasing practice, which includes office, retail and industrial leasing as well as representing landlords, tenants and lenders in ground leases. Experience also includes working on the real estate, financing and leasing aspects of numerous insolvencies and restructurings in the laboratory, movie theatre, grocery and retail industries. Significant REIT experience having been involved in the establishment, financing and disposition of REITs and income funds. Recognized as a leading lawyer by Best Lawyers in Canada (real estate law), IFLR 1000 (real estate finance and real estate acquisitions) and The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (property development and property leasing).
On March 6, 2015, a landlord group led by Ivanhoé Cambridge Inc. and Oxford Properties Group completed a transaction involving the termination of leases at 11 properties that had previously been leased by Target Canada Co. (Target), owner and operator of shopping centers, and a unit of Target Corp., for $138 million.
On July 27, 2010, H&R Real Estate Investment Trust (“H&R REIT”) completed a bought deal financing pursuant to which it issued $100,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 5.90 per cent Series D convertible unsecured subordinated debentures due June 30, 2020.
On May 9, 2007, H&R Real Estate Investment Trust (H&R REIT) completed a bought deal financing pursuant to which it issued approximately 8.86 million trust units, including 0.86 million trust units issued pursuant to an over-allotment option, for total gross proceeds of approximately $224.2 million.
On March 16, 2005, H&R Real Estate Investment Trust (H&R REIT) completed a bought-deal financing pursuant to which it issued 5.25 million trust units for total gross proceeds of approximately $100.3 million.