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Real Estate Financing

Fasken simplifies complex matters by streamlining negotiations. Borrowers and lenders have numerous options, but choosing the right strategy and structuring the deal can be daunting without an experienced legal team at your side.
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The commercial real estate financing market can be extremely competitive and complex, particularly when prime realty assets are at stake.

We have an experienced and responsive team of lawyers and professionals who represent lenders and borrowers in all aspects of real estate financings. Our clients include domestic and foreign financial institutions, insurance companies, pension funds, real estate investment trusts (REITS), government corporations, real estate investors and developers. Collaborating with teams across our offices, we advise on cross-border and multi-jurisdictional financings.

In representing lenders we focus on the structuring of the loan and corresponding assumption of risk by the lender and on matters for special attention that could affect the repayment of the loan or the enforcement of security.

In representing borrowers our focus is practical, we ensure that the loan documentation is reasonable and that it enables the borrower to receive notice of and respond adequately to defaults.

Our team has extensive experience in acquisition, development and construction financings, hotel financings, mezzanine lending, bond/trust deed financings, realty enforcement, receiverships and intercreditor agreements.

Subscribe to our  “Real Estate Bulletin” newsletter, browse some of our presentations or contact any of our lawyers to learn more.


Client Work

  • Fengate Capital Management Ltd. secures C$86.5 million mortgage financing from Royal Bank of Canada in connection with the development of the Oak West Corporate Centre in Oakville, Ontario,
  • Broccolini Investment Inc. completes acquisition of a 60-acre vacant land site fronting on Airport Road in Caledon, Ontario,
  • Broccolini Investment Inc. completes acquisition of a 10-acre land site fronting on Garrard Road in Whitby, Ontario,
  • Coho Collective Kitchens Inc. completes IPO and listing on TSX Venture Exchange,
  • Fengate purchase from NFW Cambridge Holdings Ltd. of vacant land fronting on Allendale Road in Cambridge, Ontario,
  • 12442 Bramalea Limited Partnership completes C$60 million acquisition of 99 acre site fronting on Bramalea Road in Caledon, Ontario,
  • Toronto Community Housing Corporation completes sale of 81 scattered homes to The Neighbourhood Land Trust,
  • Hullmark and 12723603 Canada Inc. complete purchase of the property municipally known as 250 Bowie Avenue and 680 Caledonia Road, Toronto,
  • Carttera Management Inc. acquires 677 Burloak Drive, Oakville, Ontario for development as an industrial site encompassing two buildings,




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