Jacob B. Dubelaar


Admitted to the Ontario Bar: 2012

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Jake is dedicated to providing exceptional client service on routine and complex commercial real estate transactions. He combines his technical expertise with a pragmatic, solutions-focused approach, and offers thoughtful advice that is sensitive to the specific needs of his clients and the matter at hand. 

Jake is a member of the firm’s Real Estate Group. His practice focuses on the acquisition and disposition of commercial real estate involving a number of asset classes and transaction structures, including portfolio and share transactions. He also advises clients on limited partnerships and co-ownership arrangements, financings and land transfer tax matters.

Jake has extensive experience acting on behalf of several of Canada’s leading real estate investment firms, developers and operators.

Representative Matters

Advised a private family-owned company on the completion of the sale of an industrial building located in Mississauga for a purchase price of approximately $9 million. The transaction included the negotiation of an early-termination arrangement with an existing tenant.

Represented Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust, a leading operator of distinctive urban workspaces in Canada’s major cities, in the sale of its network-dense urban datacentre portfolio to Japanese telecommunications provider KDDI Corporation for $1.35 billion.

Represented the purchaser of a $130 million, 5.5 acre development site in Mimico.

Represented the purchaser of a $270 million, 2,800,000 square foot portfolio of industrial properties in Atlantic Canada.

Represented a co-owner of a leasehold interest in a mixed-use, 7 acre development site in Scarborough.

Represented the purchaser of an $80 million, 400,000 square foot portfolio of industrial properties in Quebec.

Represented the purchaser of a $60 million, 290,000 square foot portfolio of industrial properties in Cambridge.

Represented a real estate investment firm in connection with the formation of an investment fund and the related vend-in of a portfolio of properties and land transfer tax filings. 

Represented the purchaser of a 100,000 square foot office building in Toronto.

Represented the purchaser of a 250,000 square foot industrial building in Oakville.

Represented the purchaser of two industrial buildings in Whitby totalling 260,000 square feet.

Represented the purchaser of a 90-property portfolio of banking centre locations across Canada as part of a sale/leaseback transaction and related acquisition financing.

Represented the purchaser of a $1.2 billion portfolio of commercial mortgage loans.


  • JD, University of Toronto, 2011
  • BA Philosophy (Hons), University of Guelph, 2008