181 Bay St, Suite 4400, Brookfield Pl, Bay Wellington Twr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1984 (ON)
William (Bill) Rowlands is a partner in the Commercial Real Estate Group in the Toronto office. He has been a partner with the firm since 1988. A recognized leader in commercial leasing. In addition to commercial leasing, Bill’s practice includes commercial real estate transactions such as acquisitions and dispositions of property. Bill represents participants on all sides of commercial leases and other real estate transactions, including property owners and managers, landlords and tenants, purchasers and vendors. Bill is a frequent speaker at commercial leasing programs such as the annual law conference of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the annual Real Estate Strategy and Leasing conference (formerly RealLeasing). Bill co-chaired the Law Society of Ontario's annual Six Minute Commercial Leasing Lawyer for many years. He has been repeatedly recognized by The Best Lawyers in Canada as a leading lawyer in real estate law.
On January 2, 2018, Knowledge First Financial acquired Heritage Education Funds. The transaction creates the largest Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) provider in Canada with a combined $6.2 billion in assets under management.