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Fasken Martineau's Real Estate Practice Group has the experience and capacity to take on simple to the most sophisticated transactions in today's marketplace. We act on behalf of major real estate players in the public and private sectors in the purchase or sale of everything from raw land to trans-provincial or trans-national real estate portfolios. These transactions may have one or more residential, office, retail or industrial components or specific industry sectors, such as hotels, entertainment complex, harbourfront developments, pipelines, railways and energy transportation equipment, etc.

As some transactions frequently require the creation of complex corporate and tax structures and creative solutions to address environmental and other regulatory issues, the group works closely and seamlessly with our firm-wide corporate, tax, environmental and municipal practitioners. Fasken Martineau's Real Estate Practice Group has been involved in some of the major residential and office complexes, shopping centers and power centers and industrial park development projects. Our leasing lawyers act for both landlords and tenants, and provide unique, tailor-made transactions involving flagship locations. With a strong financing practice we also represent high-profile financial institutions, and other lenders and borrowers, and have significant experience in all current real estate structures, including real estate investment trusts (REITS), sale and leaseback transactions and public-private partnerships.

The members of Fasken Martineau's Real Estate Practice Group are regularly acknowledged as leading practitioners by real estate related organizations and magazines including The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Martindale Hubbell and Best Lawyers in Canada. As many members of the group have worked in-house for real estate industry players, we also bring forth unique business knowledge of clients' concerns and challenges.

Our Expertise

    • Infrastructure and Public-Private Partnerships (PPP/P3)
    • Acquisitions & dispositions
    • Commercial leasing for landlord and tenant portfolios
    • Project ownership structures and tax planning
    • Environmental & green real estate matters
    • Development, land use, rezoning & subdivision
    • Master planned communities and mixed-use developments
    • Real estate litigation
    • Mortgage & financing
    • Transportation & utilities
    • Railway law
    • Pipeline statutory rights of way
    • Telecommunication land acquisitions and property management
    • Expropriation
    • Construction contracts and disputes
    • First Nation land development and negotiation of land rights
    • Hotel and resort development and management agreements
    • Real property investment structures
    • Distressed real estate transactions and structures

Primary Contacts

+1 514 397 7501
+1 604 631 4737
+1 416 868 3419
+1 514 397 7696
+1 418 640 2001
+44 20 7917 8589
+33 1 44 94 96 98
+27 11 586 6073