Brennan Carroll

Brennan M. Carroll  


Executive Summary

Brennan Carroll is a partner practising in the Toronto office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. Brennan has spent his entire career practicing Commercial Real Estate Law with BLG, providing legal services to a large cross section of clients. He has always provided practical, efficient and timely advice to his clients for all types of commercial real estate transactions, including leasing, purchases, sales and financing.  Brennan has worked closely with the in-house legal counsel of some of Canada’s largest commercial and retail players, including Bell Canada, Loblaws and Mac’s Convenience Stores. 

Brennan is a member of our Commercial Real Estate Group, our Public Private Infrastructure Group, our Commercial Leasing Group, and our Health Sector Services Focus Group. He is also Chair of the Commercial Real Estate Group's National Communications Committee, which spearheads alerts to our clients, internal video conferences and other information-sharing initiatives.

Representative Work

  • Acted for Bedrock Industries, LP on real property matters associated with its purchase of Stelco Inc., including the creation of significant long-term leases of two keys sites in Hamilton and Nanticoke, Ontario.
  • Acted for William Osler Health Systems on public private arrangement for construction and leaseback of an Ancillary Services Building at its Etobicoke General Hospital location.
  • Acted for Choice Properties REIT on all real property matters related to its IPO and for subsequent vend-ins.
  • Acted for Larco Investments on a significant transaction involving the sale and leaseback of 7 office building from the Federal Government of Canada.
  • As counsel for a major telecommunications and broadcasting client, negotiates and reviews leases, license agreements, marketing agreements and other contracts respecting the use of real property for various telecommunications and broadcasting purposes, such as data centres, POP rooms, easements and telecommunications towers.
  • Acts for various clients, including a pension fund investor dealing in large retail shopping centres and a major national grocer on the development or the purchase, sale and financing of both vacant and developed property, including reciprocal agreements related to development, use and cost-sharing with adjoining owners and including compliance with municipal real property requirements related to Site Plan approval.
  • Advises clients for development of buildings on built-to-lease and built-to-purchase transactions.
  • Acts for lenders on real-estate based financings and on other credit facilities where real property is given as security, including a captive lender in the car dealership industry.
  • Acts for electricity generation and distribution clients regarding the real estate issues related to the development of major generation and distribution projects, including wind turbine farms and solar projects (rooftop panels and ground-mount facilities) in the Province of Ontario.
  • Acts on public-private partnership arrangements for large infrastructure projects, from the perspective of both the public and private side of the arrangement.
  • Acts for various clients, including large and small private corporations, not-for-profit organizations and public entities (Hospitals and Colleges) in the leasing of office, retail or other space, both as landlord and tenant.
  • Provides advice to key stakeholders including private landowners, not-for-profit entities and funders on the development and structuring of Community Hubs.


Publications & Presentations

Rankings & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2019 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada (Real Estate Law).
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in the 2018 edition (and since 2014) of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Real Estate Law).