199 Bay St, Suite 5300, Commerce Court West, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 2003
Melissa Schyven is a partner in the Real Estate Group. She is also a member of the Banking & Finance and Energy – Power Groups, and serves on the Associates’ Committee in the Toronto office. Melissa is former Chair of the Education Committee in the Toronto office. Melissa’s practice focuses on commercial real estate, including acquisitions, dispositions, commercial leasing and related matters, as well as a variety of banking transactions with a particular emphasis on project finance and acquisition finance. She has had frequent involvement in transactions involving large real property portfolios, the hospitality sector, REITs and the retail sector. In addition, Melissa acts for developers and lenders with respect to power generation matters including renewable energy. Melissa is a member of the Law Society of Ontario and the Ontario Bar Association. She is also a member of the Toronto chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW).
On March 7, 2019, Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (“Allied Properties REIT”) completed a public offering of 4,968,000 units (inclusive of 648,000 units issued pursuant to the exercise in full of the underwriters’ over-allotment option) at a price of $46.30 per unit for gross proceeds of just over $230 million. The units were offered on a bought deal basis by a syndicate of underwriters led by Scotiabank, RBC Capital Markets and Goldman Sachs Canada Inc.