800 Victoria Sq, Suite 3500, PO Box 242, The Stock Exchange Twr, Montréal, QC
Year called to bar: 2007 (QC)
Nicolas Leblanc is a partner in Fasken’s Real Estate group in Montréal. He is also active in the Infrastructure group. Nicolas provides strategic advice to a wide range of players in the financial, real estate, transportation and infrastructure markets on the development of projects requiring interaction with administrative, government and community stakeholders. Nicolas represents owners, managers, promoters and lenders in relation to purchase and sale agreements, development agreements, commercial leases and real estate financings for a wide range of commercial, industrial and multi-residential properties. Nicolas negotiates diverse real estate transactions and guides clients through the various project steps in the transportation and energy sectors, including the design, construction, procurement and commissioning. Nicolas acts as external legal counsel to the Société québécoise des infrastructures in relation to the completion of the new Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal and the McGill University Health Centre. An active member of the Government Relations and Ethics group, Nicolas helps clients understand the legislative framework governing lobbyism and relations with federal and provincial government authorities.
CDPQ Infra Inc., a subsidiary of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, announced on April 12, 2018, that construction of the Réseau express métropolitain (REM) project, an automated light-rail transportation system in the greater Montréal area, has officially started. The project comprises 67 kilometres of railway and 26 stations and, once complete, will be one of the largest automated transportation system in the world.
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.