Recent Work
  • Hines in a multi-faceted purchase agreement involving Ivanhoé Cambridge and Metrolinx of land in downtown Toronto for a two-building iconic office development project known as Bay Park Centre, anchored by CIBC.
  • Vail Resorts, Inc. in its C$1.4B acquisition of Whistler Blackcomb Holdings, Inc.
  • Concord Pacific Group of Companies in connection with their C$10B waterfront development in downtown Vancouver.
  • Lowe’s Companies in its C$3.2B acquisition of RONA Inc.; its C$147.75M acquisition of twelve Target Canada stores and an Ontario distribution centre; and ongoing representation in their continued developments and expansion across Canada.
  • Canadian Apartment Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (CAPREIT) in its acquisition of 3,661 suites in 51 buildings located in the Greater Montreal area from the F.D.L. group for a purchase price of C$490M.
  • Alberta Investment Management Corporation, as Canadian counsel, with respect to its sale to Ivanhoé Cambridge of its interest in Place Ville Marie.
  • IMC Limited Partnership as ongoing legal counsel in the issuance of CMBS bonds, marketed in both Canada and the United States.
  • Hudson’s Bay Company as counsel for all their real estate matters including its US$2.9B acquisition of Saks Incorporated; its multi-jurisdictional joint venture transactions with RioCan Real Estate Investment and Simon Property Group; and mortgage and mortgage refinancing for the Lord &Taylor & Saks flagship properties in New York City.
  • Canada Lands Company CLC Limited (Canada Lands) as ongoing legal counsel for real estate matters including its acquisition and subsequent development of the 400+ acre CFB Calgary Lands from the Department of National Defence; the acquisition of the CFB Griesbach from the Federal Department of Public Works, subsequent development and eventual disposition of Griesbach Village Centre; and the disposition of the Sam Livingston Building to a private developer for purposes of future high density residential development.
  • 3 Angels Holdings Limited in their sale of Grouse Mountain Resort, an iconic winter and summer tourism attraction located in Vancouver that totals over 1,200 acres of privately held land.
  • Kingdom Hotels (Toronto) Ltd. in its C$165M acquisition and financing of the new Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto.
  • Sobeys Inc. in its British Columbia development projects and major leasing, and in its C$5.8B acquisition of all BC property and assets constituting the business of Canada Safeway Limited from Safeway Inc.
  • bcIMC on matters including the joint development arrangements and long term building lease of a new 318 room 4-star Marriott branded hotel being constructed as part of the Calgary Airport Authority’s C$1.4B International Facilities Project; its Eau Claire 1.6M square foot mixed use project; and sale of Schooner Cove/Fairwinds Oceanfront Community to Vancouver-based Seacliff Properties Ltd.
  • Jim Pattison Group and Reliance Properties as project counsel in the rezoning and development of Burrard Gateway Project in the City of Vancouver.
  • Brookfield Properties in the ownership restructuring of the Royal Centre office and retail project and the adjacent Hyatt Hotel in downtown Vancouver, and the subsequent of sale of Royal Centre for C$427.5M.
  • West Campus Development Trust in its mixed use 10M square foot development project on 190 acres adjacent to the University of Calgary.
  • AIMCo in connection with the acquisition of a 50% interest in a multi-tower, mixed use (multi-residential, retail and office) development in downtown Calgary, including all co-ownership arrangements and a C$140M construction financing.