Strong economic growth coupled with low mortgage rates has kept Canadian real estate attractive to local and foreign investors. BLG’s Real Estate Investments Group is positioned to assist you with all legal aspects related to investing in real estate, to help you manage risk and position your investment for maximum returns. The Group works closely with other professionals in our full-service firm, to provide you with expertise in areas including taxation, municipal, environmental and corporate finance.

Whether you are a developer, government agency, pension fund, hotel owner, major retailer, or private investor, we can assist you with a variety of activities, including:

  • structuring, acquiring, joint ventures and financing of real estate investments;
  • attaining real property assets, such as offices, retail, hotel, industrial or development sites;
  • real estate investment trusts (REITs);
  • financing and re-financing projects, and syndicated or securitized financing; and
  • drafting long-term and ground lease agreements, including emphyteutic leases in Québec.

We have experience representing sellers, purchasers and investors in real estate property including large portfolios of properties, such as financial institutions, REITs, pension funds and offshore investors. We also have specialized experience with large-scale industrial and retail projects, along with condominium development and sales. We have represented underwriters in real estate debt and equity markets, including public and private offerings, on most major Canadian securities exchanges.