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.
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.