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REAL ESTATE & URBAN DEVELOPMENT

Gowlings’ National Real Estate & Urban Development Group is the ideal choice for clients who seek expert advice, innovative solutions and responsive documentation relating to significant and complex transactions that involve or include raw or developed property.

 AN INDUSTRY LEADER

Our multidisciplinary team of professionals are committed to remaining at the leading edge of innovation, working for domestic and foreign clients involved in all aspects of real estate and urban development.

As part of a major, full-service firm, our Group provides quick, efficient and seamless access to the resources clients require to deal with any issue that may arise in the areas of real estate. These can include: 

  • Acquisitions and divestitures of individual properties and portfolios
  • Project and credit facility financings
  • Ground leases and bond financings
  • Brownfield redevelopment
  • Commercial real estate arbitrations
  • Expropriations and assessment appeals
  • Lease negotiations and rent arbitrations
  • Bankruptcy and insolvency
  • Facility management agreements

SPECIALIZED EXPERTISE FOR A DIVERSE CLIENTELE

Drawing on a wide range of experience in related fields, our professionals provide unrivalled representation for clients at every stage of real estate and urban development. We have extensive experience in a broad range of both municipal and environmental work. Our team of environmental professionals is one of the best and largest groups of its kind in Canada, and clients will also benefit from the knowledge of the Firm’s fully qualified urban planner.

Our client-focused Real Estate & Urban Development Group has been at the forefront in creating the groundbreaking business structures that have facilitated the development and financing of real estate within Canada’s urban centres. We act for a range of clients, including multinational and local development companies, financial institutions, governments, Crown corporations, private utilities, health care institutions, resort and casino owners and operators, REITs, pension funds, national retailers and restaurants.


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