Steven focuses on commercial real estate transactions, including purchase and sale transactions, sale-leasebacks, commercial leasing, joint ventures, development of major commercial and residential projects, and real estate financings. His real estate clients include developers, REITs, pension funds, retailers, and other institutional investors. Over the last decade, Steven has gained substantial expertise in advising on large infrastructure projects, including public–private partnerships. As lead counsel, Steven has acted for clients on numerous successful P3 bids in industries as diverse as transportation, maintenance facilities, hospitals, social infrastructure, wastewater treatment facilities, and driver examination centres. Select Recognition: Chambers Canada; Lexpert® Special Edition – Infrastructure; Who’s Who Legal: Canada; Who’s Who Legal: Real Estate; The Best Lawyers in Canada.
Spear Street Capital LLC and its affiliates acquired the interests of BlackBerry Limited and its affiliates in the majority of BlackBerry’s real estate holdings in Canada located in Waterloo, Cambridge, Mississauga and Ottawa, Ontario, for approximately $305 million.