Olivia is McCarthy Tétrault’s Regional Managing Partner for Alberta and is partner in the firm’s Real Property & Planning Group in Calgary. Her practice encompasses all areas of commercial real estate including acquisition and sale transactions, domestic and cross-border financing, development and leasing. She has more than 20 years’ experience acting as a trusted real estate advisor to property owners, lenders and borrowers, landlords, managers and tenants on the multi-faceted contractual, operational and financial issues they face throughout Canada.
Olivia has acted for major property developers, pension funds, REIT’s as well as other private investors on the acquisition and disposition of office and industrial properties, hotels and shopping centres. She has handled many commercial property financings ranging from single property loans to large financings involving complex ownership structures and properties across multiple jurisdictions and is one of a few lawyers in Canada to have been invited to become a Fellow of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys. Olivia also has extensive experience in commercial leasing transactions, regularly representing landlords and tenants in the negotiation of leases of downtown office portfolios, industrial complexes and retail premises. She regularly provides advice on all aspects of the management and operation of commercial properties of all sizes and uses, from raw land or stand-alone single-use properties to multi-use projects.
Olivia also has significant experience advising clients in the telecommunications, pipeline and electric energy sector, and is consulted in connection with real estate related issues faced by some of the major players in the industry.