199 Bay St, Suite 4000, Commerce Court West, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1987 (ON)
Thomas is a Practice Group Lead of Blakes' National Real Estate Group and is a well-known trusted adviser to Canadian pension funds and international investors in the acquisition and disposition of real property. He is consistently rated in the top tiers for his strategic advice and strong business sense by international and domestic rating agencies. He is active in the privatization and disposition of government assets throughout Canada. He has structured real estate joint ventures and partnerships and placed financing secured by real estate on behalf of both individuals and institutions. He has also assisted clients in transactions involving alternative energy and natural resources development. Thomas has been named the delegate for Ontario, Canada, to the International Roundtable of Legal Experts of the Association of German Mortgage Banks (der Verband deutscher Pfandbriefbanken). Thomas has been an instructor for the Law Society of Ontario bar admission course in the real estate section and lectured at Osgoode Hall Law School on commercial transactions.
Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan completed the sale of multiple Luxembourg companies holding a 150,000 sqm logistics portfolio in several German cities, for a purchase price of approximately EUR 200 million
The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Manulife Financial Corporation, acquired the holding company of The Standard Life Assurance Company of Canada and Standard Life Investments Inc. from Standard Life plc in consideration for a payment of CAD$4 billion in cash.