skip to main content

Aaron Silver

Associate Admitted to the Ontario Bar: 2013

Aaron’s commercial real estate practice is rooted in communication. Whether he is advising on acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, financing, land development and environmental matters, he is a strong negotiator and advocate for his clients’ interests. Aaron is invested in transactions from the infancy of the deal all the way to closing and he strikes an effective balance between keeping clients involved and being mindful of their time. His ability to reframe an issue serves him well with both clients and opposing counsel.

Aaron is a member of the firm's Real Estate Group. His practice focuses on general commercial real estate for clients ranging from emerging companies to large REITS. Clients trust his analysis and appreciate his commitment to promoting the solutions and structures that best serve their interests.

Aaron was a summer student and an articling student at the firm prior to returning as an associate in 2013. 

Representative Matters

Represented Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX:AP), a leading owner, manager and developer of urban office environments operating in Canada’s major cities, in its completion of a $299 million public equity offering and in the completion of a $155 million public equity offering.

Acted for the financial advisor and lead arranger, as well as the syndicate of lenders, in a $120 million construction and term financing to a group of companies with a portfolio of retirement and long-term care facilities. Security was taken over both real property and personal property, all located in Ontario. Priority agreements were negotiated with the operating lender, and payout letters negotiated with the former term funders. 

Selected Publications

Co-author with Jane Pepino, "Current status of the Law Regarding Legal Non-Conforming Users" (May 2013).

Co-author with Derek McCallum, "Case Comment: Antrim Truck Centre Ltd. v. Ontario (Transportation) Disney-Pixar's Cars Plays Out in the Supreme Court of Canada," Aird & Berlis LLP's Real Estate Central (Spring 2013).

Author, "Case Comment: Oro-Medonte (Township) v. Warkentin, 2013 ONSC 1416," Aird & Berlis LLP's Real Estate Central (Spring 2013).


  • JD, University of Western Ontario, 2012
  • BA (Great Distinction), McGill University, 2008