200 Burrard St, Suite 1200, Waterfront Centre, Vancouver, BC
Year called to bar: 2005
Serge Lakatos is a partner in the BLG Vancouver office. He practises in the area of commercial real estate, with a focus on acquisitions/dispositions, development, and leasing, in both Alberta and British Columbia. He has completed some of the largest and most significant leasing transactions in Canada. Serge assists clients with negotiation of project financing; drafting and reviewing of commercial, industrial, office, and shopping centre leases; municipal planning matters, including subdivision approvals and zoning matters; drafting lender security, including mortgages; concluding financial lending transactions relating to real property. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Serge was a licensed insurance broker in BC, as well as an auditor and credit analyst with Ford Credit Canada Limited. He was recognized in the 2021 edition (and since 2016) of The Best Lawyers in Canada (Commercial Leasing Law) and in the 2022 edition (and since 2018) of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Property Leasing).
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