Michael Witt

Michael B. Witt Partner

Michael Witt

Education

  • University of Alberta (LL.B. 1994)
  • University of Alberta (B.Sc. 1991)

Bar Admission

  • Alberta, 1995
Representative Work
  • Liricon Capital in its development of a site in Banff, Alberta, on more than 30 acres owned by Canadian Pacific Railway and leased by Liricon by way of a ground lease, which development is proposed to include the restoration of the Banff Train Station, a number of other heritage buildings, significant new commercial development and a passenger gondola linking the development with Liricon’s Mount Norquay ski resort, which is located on Crown lands within Banff National Park and leased by Liricon.
  • Bordeaux Developments Corporation in the proposed purchase of an undivided interest in more than 4,000 acres of future development lands in Rocky View County, and related land assembly, joint venture arrangements, development management agreements and lot acquisition agreements.
  • Canada Lands Company CLC Limited (Canada Lands), an arm’s length self-financing Federal Crown corporation, in connection with the acquisition from the Department of National Defense in 1998 of the 400 acre Canadian Forces Base Calgary lands and subsequent ongoing development, leasing and disposition activities, including the subdivision, development and sale of lots to single and multi-family builders in the communities of Garrison Woods, Garrison Green and Currie Barracks; the formation of residents’ associations; the sale of land and buildings to several private schools and related arrangements, including the respective obligations of the vendor and purchasers in connection with the future integrated development and servicing of such lands and adjacent development lands; the sale of a multi-acre site for the integrated development of a grocery store and several retail pad buildings and related land exchange transactions; an ongoing interim leasing program of more than 800,000 square feet in various buildings; and the largest designation of lands and buildings to date pursuant to the Historical Resources Act (Alberta).
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Accolades
  • Chambers Canada 2020 as a leading lawyer in Real Estate (Alberta).
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2020 as a leading lawyer in Property Leasing.
Speaking Engagements
  • “The Impact of COVID-19 on Commercial Mortgage Lending and an Update on the Canadian Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program”, Urban Land Institute Alberta, May 2020.
  • “Commercial Real Estate and COVID-19: Alberta Market Impacts”, Urban Land Institute Alberta, April 2020.
  • “Alberta City Charters: Impacts on the Development and Building Industry – Edmonton”, Urban Land Institute Alberta, Edmonton, June 2018.