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Investment Properties & Joint Ventures

Fasken works with clients to ensure the viability of their joint ventures. Whether you need to navigate governance issues, create mechanisms that promote value creation or incentivize partners, we can help.
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Our clients are looking to partner with the best players in the industry, and they expect top notch advice to execute on these investments.


Whether you are looking to structure a joint venture, set up a fund, realize an investment in an existing portfolio or fund or deploy your capital in real estate, we can help.


Our team acts for sponsors, investors and developers in structuring, negotiating and acquiring or selling joint ventures, partnerships, co-ownerships and other investment structures.


We can help our clients effectively deploy or attract capital to realize real estate projects.  


Our extensive expertise of joint venture structures, from single project ventures to fund and portfolio structures, enables us to quickly capture your objectives and propose effective solutions.


We are intimately familiar with the key components and minute details that make a joint venture structure work. We can propose clear governance structures to mesh with our clients’ operating models. Our experts can craft contribution and distribution provisions, including incentive payment and waterfall structures, to ensure optimal alignment of interest and reward value creation where it counts.


When it comes to transfers, liquidity and exit strategies, we put our experience working with different types of investors to your advantage to select mechanisms which fairly protects the interests of all stakeholders.


We are familiar with the dynamics at play when developers and investors partner up to make a project happen. We can advise on all aspects of the joint venture, including at the operational level. We know how to draft development and management agreements that are in sync with the joint venture terms. We can propose oversight mechanisms to ensure proper control of major decisions, cash management and related party agreements.


We leverage our team’s financing, transactional and construction expertise to anticipate all aspects of a joint venture project.  


Our offices across Canada can execute on large portfolio or fund structures and simultaneously handle complex matters in multiple jurisdictions. The real estate team is nationally recognized for its expertise in complex transactions. Fasken is ranked as a leading group by respected publications such as Chambers Canada, Lexpert, Legal 500 and Best Lawyers. 


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Client Work

  • Partnership between Brivia and Ipso Facto to develop 1 Square Phillips,
  • OleaDev Group and affiliated entities have been represented by Fasken for various real estate ventures since 2020, Ongoing since January 2020
  • Dispute between limited partners holding various residential real estate investments in the Waterloo region of Ontario in litigation strategy,
  • China-based investment group finalizes three limited partnerships to finance the acquisition of student residences in the Waterloo region of Ontario,
  • China-based investor to complete its investment into a limited partnership with registered title to real estate comprising a seniors’ community located in the Barrie region of Ontario,
  • Walton International Group in largest active CCAA filing,
  • Firm Capital American Realty Partners announces closing of public offering of common shares for gross proceeds of US$3.5 million,
  • $350 million revolving credit facility,
  • American Dream, a project of the Triple Five Group of Companies, completes construction financing,

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