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Forest Gate Completes Acquisition of Two Toronto Properties Leonard Baranek, Ethan Eisen, Mistrale Lepage-Chouinard and Shannon Morris Nov 05, 2021 Forest Gate Advisors Inc. completed the acquisition of 189 Cedarvale Avenue and 4875 Dundas Stree... Forest Gate Advisors Inc. completed the acquisition of 189 Cedarvale Avenue and 4875 Dundas Street West. The Toronto-based properties collectively comprise 134 apartment units.
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Allied Properties REIT Completes $500 Million Green Bond Offering Margaret T. Nelligan, Sherri M. Altshuler, Melanie Cole, Liam Tracey-Raymont, Amy Marcen-Gaudaur, Russell J. Sanders, Meredith McCann, Michael D. Smith, Ethan Eisen and Barbara Worndl Aug 06, 2021 Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust recently completed a $500 million debt offering of... 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 issuance under its previously announced Green Financing Framework.
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Fengate Asset Management Completes Sale of its Legacy Portfolio Neill Kalvin Jun 22, 2021 Fengate Asset Management completed the sale of its legacy portfolio of industrial properties loca... Fengate Asset Management completed the sale of its legacy portfolio of industrial properties located across Hamilton, Burlington and Stoney Creek, Ontario.
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Aird & Berlis Advises in $115 Million Sale Neill Kalvin Jun 21, 2021 Aird & Berlis advised Northam Realty Advisors Limited on its $115 million sale of twin office bui... Aird & Berlis advised Northam Realty Advisors Limited on its $115 million sale of twin office buildings located in the Greater Toronto Area.
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Fengate Asset Management Closes Construction Financing Neill Kalvin Jun 17, 2021 Fengate Asset Management secured construction financing for the development of a 230,000 square-f... Fengate Asset Management secured construction financing for the development of a 230,000 square-foot industrial building located in the Greater Toronto Area.
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Fengate Asset Management Completes Purchase of 20-Acres of Land Neill Kalvin Jun 15, 2021 Fengate Asset Management completed its purchase of a 20-acre parcel of land at Highway 50 in the ... Fengate Asset Management completed its purchase of a 20-acre parcel of land at Highway 50 in the Greater Toronto Area. A two-phased development of two 225,000-square-foot buildings is proposed to be constructed on the lands.
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Aird & Berlis Advises in Formation of M Residential REIT Margaret T. Nelligan, Alicia McKeag, Amy Marcen-Gaudaur, Russell J. Sanders, Meredith McCann, Neill Kalvin, Barbara Worndl, Angelo Gentile and Jesse L. Waslowski May 28, 2021 Aird & Berlis advised Melchior Management 777 Corporation in the formation and initial acquisitio... 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 residential tenants located throughout southern Ontario.
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First Gulf and STACK INFRASTRUCTURE Partner on New Data Centre in Toronto Leonard Baranek, Sean Mason and Barbara Worndl May 06, 2021 First Gulf, a leader in Canadian development and construction, has partnered with STACK INFRASTRU... First Gulf, a leader in Canadian development and construction, has partnered with STACK INFRASTRUCTURE, a U.S. digital infrastructure company, to develop a 56 MW data centre campus on a 19-acre site located at 3650 Danforth Avenue in Toronto, Ontario. The development site, which will...
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Allied Properties REIT Completes $600 Million Green Bond Offering Margaret T. Nelligan, Sherri M. Altshuler, Melanie Cole, Liam Tracey-Raymont, Amy Marcen-Gaudaur, Russell J. Sanders, Meredith McCann, Michael D. Smith, Neill Kalvin and Barbara Worndl Feb 12, 2021 Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust recently completed a $600 million debt offering of... Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust recently completed a $600 million debt offering of 1.726% series H senior unsecured debentures.
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Allied Properties REIT Completes $300 Million Debt Offering Margaret T. Nelligan, Sherri M. Altshuler, Melanie Cole, Liam Tracey-Raymont, Russell J. Sanders, Meredith McCann, Michael D. Smith, Neill Kalvin and Barbara Worndl Jun 11, 2020 Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust, a leading owner, manager and developer of distinc... 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 completed a $300 million debt offering of 3.131% series G senior unsecured debentures.
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Allied Properties REIT Completes $400 Million Debt Offering Margaret T. Nelligan, Sherri M. Altshuler, Melanie Cole, Liam Tracey-Raymont, Amy Marcen-Gaudaur, Russell J. Sanders, Meredith McCann, Michael D. Smith, Neill Kalvin and Barbara Worndl Feb 26, 2020 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 prospectus dated November 19, 2019.
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Mishmeret Trust Company Ltd. Acts As Trustee in NIS 500 Million Bond Offering Nili Goldman and Aaron Collins Jan 27, 2020 Mishmeret Trust Company Ltd. acted as the trustee for the Israeli bondholders in connection with the bond offering by The Elad Group, which completed an initial debt issue on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and raised NIS 500 million in a private bond placement to investment institut...
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Allied Properties REIT Completes $345 Million Public Equity Offering Margaret T. Nelligan, Sherri M. Altshuler, Melanie Cole, Liam Tracey-Raymont, Amy Marcen-Gaudaur, Meredith McCann, Michael D. Smith and Neill Kalvin Dec 04, 2019 Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust recently completed a $345 million public equity offering of units.
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MediPharm Labs Closes $38.7 Million Credit Facility with a Leading Canadian Schedule 1 Bank Aaron Collins Oct 10, 2019 MediPharm Labs Corp., a global leader in cannabis extraction, distillation, purification and cannabinoid isolation, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, MediPharm Labs Inc., closed a credit facility with a prominent Canadian Schedule 1 bank for an aggregate $38.7 m...
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Allied Properties REIT Completes $300 Million Debt Offering Margaret T. Nelligan, Sherri M. Altshuler, Melanie Cole, Liam Tracey-Raymont, Amy Marcen-Gaudaur, Meredith McCann, Michael D. Smith, Neill Kalvin and Barbara Worndl Oct 09, 2019 Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust recently completed a $300 million debt offering of 3.113% series E senior unsecured debentures.
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Allied Properties REIT Completes $300 Million Debt Offering Margaret T. Nelligan, Sherri M. Altshuler, Melanie Cole, Liam Tracey-Raymont, Amy Marcen-Gaudaur, Michael D. Smith, Neill Kalvin and Barbara Worndl Aug 16, 2019 Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust recently completed a $300 million debt offering of 3.394% series D senior unsecured debentures.
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Allied Properties REIT Completes $345 Million Public Equity Offering Margaret T. Nelligan, Sherri M. Altshuler, Melanie Cole, Liam Tracey-Raymont, Amy Marcen-Gaudaur, Michael D. Smith, Neill Kalvin and Barbara Worndl Jun 24, 2019 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 that form Canada’s hub for global connectivity, recently completed a $345 million public equity of...
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First Capital Realty Inc. Completes $133 Million Sale of Shopping Centre Portfolio Nili Goldman May 09, 2019 First Capital Realty Inc. completed its sale of a 50% interest in six net-leased, grocery-anchored shopping centers located in Ontario and Quebec to Firm Capital Property Trust for a purchase price of $133 million.
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Eve & Co Enters into Credit Facility to Fund Expansion of Its Greenhouse Production Facility Richard M. Kimel, Melanie Cole, Sean Green and Daniel Mahler Mar 19, 2019 On March 19, Eve & Co Incorporated, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Natural MedCo Ltd., entered into an $18,700,000 construction facility with Royal Bank of Canada to fund the completion of a 780,000 sq. ft. expansion of its greenhouse production facility loca...
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Allied Properties REIT Completes $230 Million Public Equity Offering Margaret T. Nelligan, Sherri M. Altshuler, Melanie Cole, Liam Tracey-Raymont, Amy Marcen-Gaudaur, Michael D. Smith, Neill Kalvin and Barbara Worndl Mar 11, 2019 Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (“Allied”), a leading owner, manager and developer of urban office environments operating in Canada’s major cities, recently completed a $230 million public equity offering of units.
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Allied Properties REIT Completes $155 Million Public Equity Offering Margaret T. Nelligan, Sherri M. Altshuler, Melanie Cole, Liam Tracey-Raymont, Amy Marcen-Gaudaur, Michael D. Smith and Barbara Worndl Oct 02, 2018 Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust, a leading owner, manager and developer of urban office environments operating in Canada’s major cities, recently completed a $155 million public equity offering of units.
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Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust Completes $299 Million Public Equity Offering Margaret T. Nelligan, Sherri M. Altshuler, Melanie Cole, Liam Tracey-Raymont, Amy Marcen-Gaudaur, Michael D. Smith and Carol J. Burns Jul 06, 2018 Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust, a leading owner, manager and developer of urban office environments operating in Canada’s major cities, recently completed a $299 million public equity offering of units.
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Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust Completes $300 Million Public Equity Offering Barbara Worndl, Michael D. Smith, Tyler Brent, Melanie Cole, Sherri M. Altshuler and Margaret T. Nelligan Aug 17, 2017 Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (“Allied”), a leading owner, manager and developer of urban office environments operating in Canada’s major cities, recently completed a $300 million public equity offering of units. On August 17, 201...
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Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust Completes $200 Million Offering Barbara Worndl, Michael D. Smith, Liam Tracey-Raymont, Melanie Cole, Sherri M. Altshuler and Margaret T. Nelligan May 26, 2017 Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (“Allied”), a leading owner, manager and developer of urban office environments operating in Canada’s major cities, recently completed its $200 million public offering of 3.636% series C senior unsecured debentures...
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Booth Centennial Healthcare Linen Services Completes Sale of its Business Margaret T. Nelligan, Paige Backman, Melanie Cole, Sam Billard, Barbra H. Miller, Carol J. Burns and Barbara Worndl Nov 01, 2016

Booth Centennial Healthcare Linen Services completed the sale of all or substantially all of its assets to Ecotex Service Corporation in partnership with Fengate Capital Management.

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Shahid Khan Acquires Four Seasons Hotel Toronto Christie McNeill, Donald L. West, Barbara Worndl, Reena Kotecha, Lisa E. Moreau, Lorenzo Lisi, Fiona Brown, Scott Stoll, Ken Clark and John J. Longo Oct 19, 2016 Aird & Berlis LLP is proud to have acted on behalf of Shahid Khan in his purchase of the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto. Mr. Khan completed the purchase of 100 per cent ownership of the Four Seasons Hotel on September 30, 2016, from an affiliate of Kingdom Holding Company. The purchase represe...
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First Capital Realty Inc. Completes Joint-Venture Acquisition of 101 Yorkville Avenue Nili Goldman and Eileen P. K. Costello Sep 30, 2016 First Capital Realty Inc. (“First Capital”) completed the joint-venture acquisition of the property municipally known as 101 Yorkville Avenue on a 50-50 basis with a non-managing partner for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $29 million.
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Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust Completes $230 Million Public Equity Offering Aug 26, 2016

Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust, a leading owner, manager and developer of urban office environments operating in Canada’s major cities, recently completed its $230 million public equity offering of units.

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Crestpoint Completes $36.5 Million Acquisition of a 50% Interest in North Toronto Station Jennifer A. Wainwright, Christie McNeill, Daniel Mahler, Sidonia J. Tomasella and Faruk Gafic Aug 16, 2016 Crestpoint Real Estate Investments Ltd. completed the acquisition of a 50% interest in the property commonly known as North Toronto Station for approximately $36.5 million.
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First Capital Realty Inc. Enters into Binding Agreement for Purchase and Sale of Retail and Parking Components of 1 Bloor Street East Daniel Mahler, Sidonia J. Tomasella and Faruk Gafic Aug 04, 2016 First Capital Realty Inc. (“First Capital”) entered into a binding agreement of purchase and sale for the acquisition of the retail and commercial parking components of the property municipally known as 1 Bloor Street East, ...
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First Capital Realty Inc. Completes Acquisition of Major Redevelopment Property Nili Goldman Aug 03, 2016 First Capital Realty Inc. (“First Capital”) completed the co-venture acquisition of a 27-acre mixed-use redevelopment site located at the northeast corner of Lake Shore Boulevard West and Park Lawn Road in Toronto for a total purchase price of approximately $26 million.
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First Capital Realty Inc. Completes Acquisition of Assembly of Properties at Northeast Corner of Avenue Road and Lawrence Avenue, Toronto Christie McNeill, Daniel Mahler, Sidonia J. Tomasella and Faruk Gafic Aug 03, 2016 First Capital Realty Inc. (“First Capital”) completed the acquisition of an assembly of properties located at the northeast corner of Avenue Road and Lawrence Avenue in Toronto for a total purchase price of approximately...
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Crestpoint Closes Commercial Real Estate Partnership Worth Over $362 Million Barbara Worndl and Jennifer A. Wainwright Jul 11, 2016 Crestpoint Real Estate Investments Ltd. completed the acquisition of a 90% co-venture interest with Anthem Properties Group.
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Wesdome Gold Mines Completes Purchase of Two Gold Exploration Properties Eldon J. Bennett, Derek J. McCallum and Scott Stoll May 27, 2016 On May 27, 2016, Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. (TSX: WDO) and Canoe Mining Ventures Corp. (TSXV: CLV) announced that the parties completed a transaction whereby Wesdome purchased from Canoe Mining a 100% interest in the Coldstream Project and the Hamlin-Deaty Creek Property, which are near ...
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Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust Completes $150 Million Offering Of Series B Senior Unsecured Debentures May 12, 2016 On May 12, 2016, Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (“Allied”), a leading owner, manager and developer of urban office environments operating in Canada’s major cities, completed a $150 million public offering of 3.934% series B...
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Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust Completes $150 Million Offering Of Series A Senior Unsecured Debentures Jun 04, 2015 On May 13, 2015, Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (“Allied”), a leading owner, manager and developer of urban office environments operating in Canada’s major cities, completed an offering of $150 million aggregate principal a...
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Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust Completes $86 Million Public Equity Offering Feb 10, 2015

Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust, a leading owner, manager and developer of urban office environments operating in Canada’s major cities, recently completed an $86 million public equity offering of units.

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National RV Communities, LLC Completed a US$800 Million Refinancing Nov 11, 2014 National RV Communities, LLC (now part of Carefree Communities Inc.) completed a US$800 million r... National RV Communities, LLC (now part of Carefree Communities Inc.) completed a US$800 million refinancing of a North America-wide recreational-based real estate portfolio.
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Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust Raises $172 Million Sep 25, 2014 On September 3, 2014, Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust, a leading owner, manager an... On September 3, 2014, Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust, a leading owner, manager and developer of urban office environments operating in several Canadian major cities, completed its $172 million public equity offering of additional units.
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Concord Pacific Developments Closes Second Solar Farm Purchase from Canadian Solar Sep 09, 2014 On September 8, 2014, an affiliate of Concord Pacific Developments completed the post-constructio... On September 8, 2014, an affiliate of Concord Pacific Developments completed the post-construction purchase of the 10MW AC ‘Mighty Solar’ solar generation electricity project from an affiliate of Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ-CISQ) for a purchase price of over $60 million...
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A&B Selected to Represent Eiffage Travaux Publics S.A.S. Aug 15, 2014 Aird & Berlis LLP was selected to represent Eiffage Travaux Publics S.A.S., a large French pu... Aird & Berlis LLP was selected to represent Eiffage Travaux Publics S.A.S., a large French public company focused on the construction industry.
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Mevotech L.P. Receives Investment of Growth Capital Apr 21, 2014 Mevotech L.P. received an investment of growth capital from Penfund, a leading Canadian private e... Mevotech L.P. received an investment of growth capital from Penfund, a leading Canadian private equity firm, to help support its growth.
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A&B Acts in Formation of Skyline Retail REIT and $94M Acquisition Feb 10, 2014 A&B acted for Skyline Enterprises Management Inc. in the formation and initial acquisitions o... A&B acted for Skyline Enterprises Management Inc. in the formation and initial acquisitions of Guelph Ontario-based Skyline Retail Real Estate Investment Trust.
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A&B Expands Relationship with Post Foods Feb 03, 2014 Aird & Berlis LLP has been able to maintain and expand its relationship with Post Foods. In addit... Aird & Berlis LLP has been able to maintain and expand its relationship with Post Foods. In addition to assisting Ralcorp in buying Post Foods and later spinning it out to Ralcorp shareholders, we recently worked on several transactions.
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A&B Assists National RV Communities LLC in Acquisition Jan 17, 2014 Aird & Berlis LLP has completed two acquisition transactions of vacation parks in Ontario for... Aird & Berlis LLP has completed two acquisition transactions of vacation parks in Ontario for National RV Communities LLC (now part of the Carefree Communities Inc.).
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A&B Assists Skyline in Significant Portfolio Acquisition May 16, 2013 Aird & Berlis LLP represented Skyline Commercial REIT (Skyline) in its multi-phased acquisiti... Aird & Berlis LLP represented Skyline Commercial REIT (Skyline) in its multi-phased acquisition of 46 commercial properties from Conundrum Capital for a purchase price of approximately $242 million.
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A&B Represents Skyline International’s Acquisition of Blue Mountain Properties from Intrawest Apr 18, 2013 A&B represented Skyline International Development Inc. in connection with its acquisition and... A&B represented Skyline International Development Inc. in connection with its acquisition and financing of Intrawest ULC’s ownership and management interests in the existing commercial retail space and development lands located in Blue Mountain, a resort villa...
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A&B Represents McCordick Glove & Safety Inc. Mar 31, 2013 Aird & Berlis LLP acted for a selling family group of a privately held entity for about $60mm... Aird & Berlis LLP acted for a selling family group of a privately held entity for about $60mm, to a U.S. buyer with a comprehensive pre-sale tax plan.
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