Stikeman Elliott’s national Real Estate Group provides sophisticated but practical real estate expertise and legal advice to real estate investors and key industry players on the acquisition, disposition, municipal land use, development, financing and leasing of all classes of real estate. The Group also has complementary and notable expertise in complex domestic and cross-border transactions involving real estate, major infrastructure projects, agricultural lands, mining rights, aboriginal law and loan securitizations. We are proud to be counsel of choice to those who are leading the transformation of Canada’s real estate sector.

By leveraging our experience and market knowledge, as well as the firm’s world renowned securities and taxation specialists, the Group is able to provide unparalleled, tailored and integrated advice to all variety of clients, including non-taxable institutional investors, publicly traded REITs, investment funds, private equity firms and foreign investors. We have particular experience in spin-off, sale/leaseback and other innovative transactions designed to unlock the value of real estate holdings. Clients are effectively guided in the formation of their investment vehicles and joint-ventures, always mindful of tax efficiency and business objectives, whether in connection with their real estate in Canada or internationally.

Stikeman Elliott is also one of the few Canadian firms with full real estate capabilities and top tier practices in each of Montréal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver. This allows us to provide seamless service in connection with portfolio transactions and to provide exceptional real estate support in mergers and acquisitions involving real estate across Canada.

Our Expertise

  • Acquisitions and divestitures
  • Auction processes
  • Brownfield redevelopments
  • Commercial leasing
  • Construction contracts
  • Construction finance
  • Distressed real estate
  • Due diligence
  • Engineering and environmental audits
  • Environmental assessments
  • Environmental permits
  • Investment structuring
  • Joint ventures
  • Land use planning and development
  • Landlord-tenant disputes
  • Procurement
  • Project finance
  • Reciprocal easement agreements
  • Security enforcement
  • Title searches
Accolades
  • Chambers Canada 2017 for Real Estate
  • The Legal 500 2017 for Real Estate
  • Chambers Canada 2017 for REITs
  • Chambers Global 2016 for Real Estate - Canada