Robert Antenore  


Executive Summary

Robert Antenore is a Partner in BLG's Commercial Real Estate group. Robert has extensive experience in all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, from development to acquisitions and dispositions, including title and lease matters. The primary focus of his practice is commercial real estate lending, in which he has a sophisticated level of expertise. Robert is one of the leading practitioners with respect to defeasance transactions and regularly represents mortgage servicers and sub-servicers.

Prior to joining BLG, Robert was a partner at a national law firm. In addition to his diverse private practice experience, Robert has worked in-house for national and international financial institutions, commercial real estate companies, asset managers and pension funds.

Robert obtained his LLB from Osgoode Hall Law School after completing his Bachelor of Arts at the University of Toronto. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 2000.

Representive Work

  • Acted for Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, a Connecticut-based casino operator, in the acquisition of Casino Niagara and Fallsview Casino from Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, and related matters.
  • Acted for the developer of solar generation assets on the acquisition, build-out and financing of solar roof-top panels and acted for the developer of wind generation assets on property interest acquisitions and management.
  • Acted for the Servicer on a $600 million defeasance transaction being the largest single asset defeasance transaction in Canada as part of the largest real estate bond financing in Canada, with extensive experience on similar transactions across Canada.
  • Acted for the developer of a King Street condominium project on a construction financing facility.
  • Acted for an international property casualty insurer in respect of complex arrangements related to rebuilding and remediation of a damaged site.
  • Acted for a Canadian corporation with respect to the acquisition and development of a datacenter including negotiation of lease closure matters for an existing tenant.
  • Acted on behalf of an acquiror of a core Ottawa hotel and office tower
  • Acted for a developer on complex title clarification matters related to a core development asset.
  • Acted on behalf of a long-term leaseholder on the financing of their interest in an uptown Toronto landmark property.
  • Acted for a financial institution on the sale of a basket of residential mortgages to an off-shore entity.

Publications & Presentations