Craig Harkness 

Craig Harkness

Calgary
TD Canada Trust Tower, Suite 1700
421 7th Avenue S.W.
Calgary, Alberta T2P 4K9

t: 403.215.2759
e: craig.harkness@mcmillan.ca

overview

Craig Harkness is a partner in the Commercial Real Estate group of McMillan's Calgary office. Craig's practice encompasses a wide range of commercial real estate matters, including acquisitions and divestitures, development, ownership structures, mortgage financings and leases. He represents a broad range of clients including purchasers, vendors, developers, landlords and tenants of commercial real estate properties.

Craig's practice also includes commercial lending matters including secured and unsecured financings, domestic and cross border lending matters, syndicated financings and loan realizations and workouts.

Prior to joining McMillan, Craig was a partner at another national firm in Calgary.

Representative Matters

  • Lease of hospital space in Calgary
  • Purchase of lands near Fort Saskatchewan for a processing facility
  • Purchase of apartment buildings in Edmonton and Calgary
  • Purchase and sale of industrial and office buildings in Calgary, Edmonton and Fort McMurray
  • Purchase and sale of commercial condominium properties
  • Purchase of tree farm lands in Northern Alberta
  • Representing landlord and tenant on numerous office and commercial leases
  • Representing oil and gas borrowers in debt financings with various banks and syndicates
  • Represented lender in financing of major trucking company

Presentations

Rapid Fire Legal Roundtable: Addressing 5 Current Leasing Issues Specific To The Calgary Market
Closing the Deal: Creating the Ideal Lease and Completing the Transaction
Assignment and Sublease Negotiations
Assignment and Sublease Negotiations

Publications

Leasing Lessons Learned from the Alberta Flood

News

Craig Harkness joins McMillan's Calgary office

Education

  • University of Saskatchewan, LLB - 2000

Year Of Call

  • Called to the Alberta bar - 2001

Practices

commercial real estate
real estate acquisitions and divestitures
leasing
financial services
real estate financing
secured lending and syndicated finance

Industries

banking
oil and gas

Directorships and Professional Associations

  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Calgary Bar Association
  • NAIOP, Commercial Real Estate Development Association, Former Chair of Government Affairs Committee

Teaching Engagements

  • Course Leader for Federated Press Commercial Real Estate Leases Course in Calgary
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Craig Harkness is a partner in the Commercial Real Estate group of McMillan's Calgary office. Craig's practice encompasses a wide range of commercial real estate matters, including acquisitions and divestitures, development, ownership structures, mortgage financings and leases. He represents a broad range of clients including purchasers, vendors, developers, landlords and tenants of commercial real estate properties.

Craig's practice also includes commercial lending matters including secured and unsecured financings, domestic and cross border lending matters, syndicated financings and loan realizations and workouts.

Prior to joining McMillan, Craig was a partner at another national firm in Calgary.

  • Lease of hospital space in Calgary
  • Purchase of lands near Fort Saskatchewan for a processing facility
  • Purchase of apartment buildings in Edmonton and Calgary
  • Purchase and sale of industrial and office buildings in Calgary, Edmonton and Fort McMurray
  • Purchase and sale of commercial condominium properties
  • Purchase of tree farm lands in Northern Alberta
  • Representing landlord and tenant on numerous office and commercial leases
  • Representing oil and gas borrowers in debt financings with various banks and syndicates
  • Represented lender in financing of major trucking company

January 2014
Leasing Lessons Learned from the Alberta Flood
Real Estate Bulletin
May 25, 2017
Rapid Fire Legal Roundtable: Addressing 5 Current Leasing Issues Specific To The Calgary Market
Calgary Real Estate Strategy & Leasing Conference, Calgary, Alberta
June 2014
Closing the Deal: Creating the Ideal Lease and Completing the Transaction
Speaker, Calgary Real Estate Leasing Conference, Calgary, Alberta
2013
Assignment and Sublease Negotiations
Speaker, 15th Annual Commercial Real Estate Leases Conference, Calgary, Alberta
2012
Assignment and Sublease Negotiations
Calgary Commercial Real Estate Leases Conference, Presenter & Course Chair, Calgary, Alberta