Kristian N. Arciaga

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Admitted to the Ontario Bar: 2022
Admitted to the British Columbia Bar: 2016 

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  • Bio
  • Awards & Recognition
  • Professional Involvement
  • Representative Matters
  • Selected Speaking Engagements
  • Selected Publications
  • Insights
  • Education

Kristian is a member of the firm’s Real Estate Group. His practice focuses on acquisitions and dispositions of commercial real estate, leasing and development work, and financings on behalf of both lenders and borrowers. His clients span multiple sectors and include REITs, developers, and companies and individuals with real estate interests.

Kristian is driven by the fast pace, challenges and continual changes of the real estate industry. He provides clients with a creative and practical approach to navigating the complexities of real estate transactions.

Kristian’s diverse background includes an internship at the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia and a two-year stint as a Director of the British Columbia Chapter of the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers. 

Awards & Recognition

  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Canada for his expertise in Real Estate Law

Professional Involvement


  • Canadian Bar Association (BC) (Banking Subsection)
  • Canadian Bar Association (BC) (Real Estate Section)
  • Law Society of British Columbia
  • Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (British Columbia)
  • St. Thomas More Catholic Lawyers Guild (British Columbia)

Community Involvement

  • Director, Collingwood Neighbourhood House

Representative Matters

Acted for Knightstone Capital Management in the sale of a 20 per cent equity share in the CampusOne residence in Toronto, Ontario.

Represented Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust, a leading owner-operator of distinctive urban workspace in Canada’s major cities, in the acquisition from Westbank of a 90% ownership interest in 400 West Georgia Street in Vancouver, and an additional 45% ownership interest in 19 Duncan Street in Toronto (increasing Allied’s ownership interest to 95%). The transaction was based on an aggregate property value of $920.7 million.

Represented Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust, a leading operator of distinctive urban workspace 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 Delta Consulting Group in connection with the acquisition of Froese Forensic Partners.

Represented a U.S. private equity firm that invests in technology, business services and industrial companies as Canadian counsel in its acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding shares of a Canadian-based cybersecurity firm and amendments to the fund’s term and asset-based credit arrangements.

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Panellist, “Commercial Leasing Case Law Update,” Pacific Business & Law Institute (PBLI) Commercial Leasing Conference, May 2022.

Selected Publications

Co-Author, "Federal Government Extends Prohibition on Purchase of Residential Property by Non-Canadians to January 1, 2027," Aird & Berlis LLP Real Estate Bulletin, February 20, 2024.

Co-Author, "Amendments to Regulation Banning Canadian Foreign Home Buyers Released," Aird & Berlis LLP, March 30, 2023.

Co-Author, "British Columbia Introduces Statutory Cooling-Off Period for Residential Property Contracts," Aird & Berlis LLP, January 19, 2023.

Co-Author, "New Year, New Details: Canadian Regulations Banning Foreign Home Buyers Released," Aird & Berlis LLP, December 28, 2022.

Co-Author, "Canada’s Prohibition on Foreign Home Buyers Knocking on the Door," Aird & Berlis LLP, November 3, 2022.


  • JD (Cum Laude), University of Ottawa, 2015
  • BA (Hons.), Political Science, University of British Columbia, 2011