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Neill Kalvin

Partner

Admitted to the Ontario Bar: 1993
Admitted to the New York State Bar: 1991

Neill's approach to the practice of real estate law allows his clients to focus on their business, knowing he has their legal interests covered. Clients appreciate Neill’s pragmatic style, attention to detail and responsiveness. He provides an exceptional level of service and care, working tirelessly to achieve the best outcome for his clients.  

Neill is a member of the firm’s Real Estate Group. He represents a broad cross-section of real estate clients, including real estate advisors and asset managers, private equity funds, public and private international investors, entrepreneurial investors and developers. Neill has expertise negotiating and structuring complex real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, financings, development, joint ventures and limited partnerships. He has advised on several billion dollars’ worth of real estate transactions for a variety of real estate investment portfolios.

Neill's prior experience includes practising at law firms in New York City and Toronto, and working as in-house counsel for a venture capital firm focusing on developing green technologies. 

Awards & Recognition

  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada in Real Estate Law

Professional Involvement

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Law Society of Ontario
  • NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association

Community Involvement 

  • Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), member of the Board of Directors; member and former chair of the Building Committee; member of the Governance and HR Committee

Representative Matters

Advised Melchior Management 777 Corporation in the formation of a new private residential REIT consisting of 38 multi-family properties totalling 1,260 residential units located throughout southern Ontario. 

Advised a private international investment fund managed by Northam Realty Advisors Limited in its $115 million sale of twin office buildings with a combined size of over 375,000 square feet of class A office space located in the Greater Toronto Area.

Advised Fengate Asset Management in connection with the sale of its legacy portfolio of industrial properties located across Hamilton, Burlington and Stoney Creek, Ontario. 

Advised Fengate Asset Management in connection with construction financing for the development of a 230,000 square-foot industrial building located in the Greater Toronto Area. 

Advised Fengate Asset Management in its purchase of a 20-acre parcel of land at Highway 50 in the Greater Toronto Area for the construction of a two-phased development of two 225,000-square-foot buildings.

Education

  • LLB, Western University, 1990
  • BA (Hons.), University of Toronto, 1986

Expertise