Since 2012, Ted has practiced in the Toronto office of the firm’s Real Property and Planning group. Ted primarily focuses on acquisitions and dispositions (including sale-leasebacks and both portfolio and single-asset deals) but his practice also encompasses many broader aspects of commercial real estate including secured lending transactions for borrowers and lenders; commercial, industrial and retail leasing (including data-centre leasing); and commercial construction and development projects.
In recent years, Ted has dedicated a significant portion of his practice to serving the REIT community and has quickly developed a reputation amongst his clients for being a responsive, practical, client-driven and business-minded lawyer leading complex acquisitions (including REIT-unit take-backs), joint-venture arrangements, and financings on their behalf. His clients appreciate his ability to work quickly, identify and explain legal issues, and offer practical guidance throughout a transaction.
In addition, Ted serves as Canadian leasing counsel to several national tenants.
Ted’s industry focus and business-minded approach arose naturally out of his ‘prior life’ in the commercial real estate sector where he worked in analysis, property management and as a sales agent at a national US commercial real estate brokerage. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Brigham Young University and received dual Canadian and American JD degrees (magna cum laude) from the University of Windsor and the University of Detroit Mercy. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, Canadian Bar Association, and the Ontario Bar Association.