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Blaney McMurtry LLP

Real Estate

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What the team is known for

Advises private developers and financial institutions on an impressive range of real estate mandates. Well regarded for its mid-market transactional capabilities, with considerable experience of acquisitions, dispositions and leasing. The team regularly assists lenders with various financing mandates and is also widely recognised for its significant commercial development practice. Its diverse client roster includes REITs, banks, developers and retail chains. Active across the retail, industrial, residential and long-term care sectors.

Strengths

Clients report that "they are timely in their response, experienced and knowledgeable about many areas of real estate and partnerships, and are flexible in their approach."

Work highlights

Assisted Cresford Developments with the development of a mixed-use commercial and residential project in downtown Toronto.

Notable practitioners

Brett Tkatch is regarded as a "very good lawyer" who is "extremely knowledgeable, responsive and very proactive." He advises a raft of industry participants on transactions in Ontario, including lenders, developers, landlords and tenants.

Steven Jeffery is described as "personable, always available, highly experienced and diligent" by satisfied clients. Other sources report that he provides "good perspective and good advice." He acts for developers and lenders on transactions including residential, commercial and hospitality developments.

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Overview

Blaney McMurtry provides top level expertise in real estate and business law. Our team is a leader in Ontario’s fast-paced and ever-expanding commercial real estate industry, with in-depth local knowledge of the Toronto market: over 80% of our top clients are headquartered in the Greater Toronto Area. We act for prominent developers, retailers, property managers, REITs, pension fund managers, financial institutions, privately-held companies, and entrepreneurs.

We are sought out by industry leading companies as they navigate the real estate life cycle, from acquisition to disposition of commercial property, with numerous and varied business opportunities along the path. Our commercial leasing team have been involved in successfully drafting and negotiating retail leases in all major centres across Canada.  

We are well known and highly regarded for our depth in all aspects of commercial real estate, and all its related industries and activities. Year after year, leading national and international legal directories including, Best Lawyers in Canada®, Lexpert and Chambers continue to recognize our Commercial Real Estate Group as a top Canadian practice and its lawyers as leaders in the field. 

Clients

Desjardins Global Asset Management

First National Financial LP

Greenwin Inc.

HSBC Bank Canada

Laurentian Bank of Canada

Loblaw Properties Limited

SmartCentres

TD Bank

Tribute Communities

Industries

Banks

Commercial & Professional Services

Construction & Materials

Energy

Financial Services

Healthcare

Insurance

Real Estate

Real Estate Financing

Retail

Real Estate Department

Blaney McMurtry LLP

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Department location

2 Queen Street East, Suite 1500

Toronto

Ontario

Canada

M5C 3G5

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Ontario

Real Estate


Brett Tkatch
Band 5
Steven Jeffery
Band 5