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Aird & Berlis is a leading legal advisor to REITs across Canada. Our multidisciplinary REIT team is composed of leading lawyers from practice areas such as capital markets, corporate commercial, real estate, tax, municipal and land use planning, investment management and restructuring.
We have significant experience advising on all legal matters for public and private REITs, as well as Income Trusts and Foreign Asset Income Trusts (FAITs), including:
- Formations and structuring
- Equity and debt offerings (investment grade bonds and debentures)
- Special Interest Flow-Through (SIFT) rules analysis and opinions
- Tax issues
- Acquisitions, dispositions and leasing
- Mortgage investments corporations and mortgage investment trusts
Clients also turn to us for leadership in innovative deal structuring and ongoing advice on corporate governance and securities compliance matters.
Who We Help
Our broad representation of REIT clients includes those in the office, retail, industrial, multi-residential, institutional and hotel sectors. We have long-term client relationships with Allied Properties REIT, Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust (CREIT), Skyline Group of REITs (Skyline Apartment REIT, Skyline Commercial REIT and Skyline Retail REIT), and Crestpoint Real Estate Investments Ltd., among others.
Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust ("Choice Properties") exercised its equity conversion right from Rice Group to acquire a 75% ownership interest in 154 developable acres of industrial la...
On March 31, 2022, Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust, a leading operator of distinctive urban workspace in Canada’s major cities and network-dense urban data centres in Toronto, completed...
Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust recently completed a $500 million debt offering of 3.095% series I senior unsecured debentures. The Series I Debentures are Allied’s second Green Bond is...
Aird & Berlis advised Melchior Management 777 Corporation in the formation and initial acquisitions of M Residential REIT, a new private residential real estate investment trust consisting of resident...
Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust recently completed a $600 million debt offering of 1.726% series H senior unsecured debentures.
Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust, a leading owner, manager and developer of distinctive urban workspace in Canada’s major cities and network-dense urban data centres in Toronto, recently...
On February 21, Allied completed an offering of $400 million aggregate principal amount of Series F Debentures pursuant to a prospectus supplement dated February 6, 2020 to a short form base shelf pro...
Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust recently completed a $345 million public equity offering of units.
Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust recently completed a $300 million debt offering of 3.113% series E senior unsecured debentures.
Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust recently completed a $300 million debt offering of 3.394% series D senior unsecured debentures.
Firm NewsAird & Berlis is pleased to announce that Laura Dean, Ethan Eisen, Ajay Gajaria, Alicia McKeag, Danielle Muise, Saam Nainifard and Liam Tracey-Raymont have become partners of the firm.