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Real Estate

As Canada's largest commercial real estate practice, we close more deals than any other firm

We love a challenge and we excel at advising you on all of your real estate matters, whether acquiring an entire portfolio of properties, selling a single property, forming a real estate investment fund, supporting the development of a large project, negotiating a complex lease agreement, or refinancing a loan.

Consistently ranked as the country’s #1 real estate law practice, our Real Property & Planning Group helps you jump on opportunities and conquer obstacles as they arise. Our lawyers’ breadth of knowledge of the Canadian commercial real estate market is unsurpassed, enabling us to advise you on the complete spectrum of commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions, leasing, financing, development and municipal properties across Canada.

Working to be your trusted real estate partner

As your advisor, we use innovative and collaborative strategies to reach practical and timely solutions. With offices across Canada, we can ensure that you quickly and efficiently capitalize on opportunities whenever and wherever they arise, whether locally, nationally or internationally.

" Widely recognised for its consummate ability to deliver leading real estate expertise from its well-placed regional bases throughout Canada. "
Chambers Canada

Clients choose us for our wealth of knowledge and outstanding talent. They know our team members are routinely recognized as the best of the best in key rankings such as Chambers Global, Legal 500, and other reputable directories. And they also value our creative solutions-based approach that enables us to pull in the right resources from across our firm to close deals efficiently and cost effectively.

Our Clients

Covering nearly all aspects of real estate, we are the first call for financial institutions, governments, private companies, REITs, hospitality groups and hotels, retail chains, and more. We also specialize in advising domestic and international pension, private equity and sovereign wealth funds on their real estate activities in Canada.

Global reputation built on local knowledge and personal trust

Clients appreciate our extensive market knowledge and global connections, and they know we will take a stance on business and legal decisions when they need it. They trust us to focus on details while successfully coordinating large-scale transactions, whether it is GE Capital’s US$26 billion portfolio sale to subsidiaries of The Blackstone Group/Wells Fargo or Sun Life Financial’s C$560 million acquisition of the Bentall Kennedy Group.

At McCarthy Tétrault, we do real estate so you can do business.