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We represent clients in many of the most sophisticated real estate transactions in Canada. We have resources and expertise to handle all aspects of real estate investments—from initial structuring, joint venture arrangements and acquisition, through development, financing, management and ultimately disposition.
Torys’ Real Estate Practice acts frequently for Canadian, U.S. and international real estate investors in cross-border transactions that involve properties in both Canada and the United States. Our multidisciplinary team is well versed with the special legal issues that international investors encounter in structuring the purchase, development, financing, leasing and disposition of their Canadian and U.S. real estate holdings.
We work with members of our Tax, Environmental, Pensions Emerging Companies and Venture Capital, and Banking and Debt Finance practices to provide integrated strategic advice. Clients appreciate our practical, deal-oriented style and trust us to provide fast and effective service on their most significant real estate investments. In addition to our technical expertise, we strive to understand our client’s business objectives and the practical issues involved in their real estate investments and to provide creative and tailored advice.
Our lawyers advise on transactions and investments involving a diverse range of commercial real estate assets, commercial real estate companies, pension funds and REITs, financing and joint venture arrangements, and the construction of large-scale multi-use developments, energy projects (particularly nuclear and wind/solar farms) and infrastructure projects. We have particular expertise in pension fund investments, REIT IPOs, mortgage bond financing, seniors housing, and investments in and financings of real estate enterprises through private equity and public markets.