David E. Slan 

Co-Chair, Commercial Real Estate
Toronto  t: 416.865.7069  |  e: david.slan@mcmillan.ca

David E. Slan

Toronto
Brookfield Place, Suite 4400
181 Bay Street
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2T3

t: 416.865.7069
e: david.slan@mcmillan.ca

overview

David Slan (operating through David Slan Professional Corporation) is a Partner of the Firm and Co-Chair of our Commercial Real Estate Group.  David’s experience spans all major real estate asset classes, with a significant emphasis on the acquisition, development, financing, construction and ultimate sale of condominium and subdivision tract housing, as well as the acquisition, disposition and financing of multi-residential, retail, office and industrial properties and portfolios.  David acts for fully integrated developer/builders, owners and asset managers of residential, multi-residential and income producing properties of all types.  David's experience extends to the creation and implementation of co-ownership, limited partnership and other joint venture structures for the acquisition and development of both income producing real estate and residential development projects of all types.

In the condominium and subdivision fields, David acts for developers and builders on a wide array of developments, including standard high rise and low rise condominium projects, multi-phased, common elements and vacant land condominium projects and on the creation, acquisition, disposition and optioning of building lots.  David's condominium practice extends to opinion work on condominium development and operational matters and advice to various governmental and regulatory bodies on condominium law matters.

David has extensive experience in the area of real estate finance transactions, having acted for both borrowers and lenders on the financing of all types of income producing property, leasehold financing and land acquisition, servicing and development financing.

Representative Matters

Below are a small sampling of transactions that Mr. Slan has acted on in recent years:

  • Acting for home builders and developers on numerous high rise and low rise residential land developments including multi phased developments
  • Acting for a home builder/developer on a low rise joint venture project for the development of 75 acres of land in Brampton, Ontario
  • Acting for a major Canadian publicly traded real estate company on the financing of a 630,000 square foot shopping mall in Toronto and separately of a 295,000 square foot shopping mall in Alberta
  • Acting for a major Canadian REIT to acquire shopping malls in Vaughan and Oakville, Ontario
  • Acting for a home builder/developer on the purchase of 140 building lots in Ajax, Ontario
  • Acting for a major Canadian real estate advisor to acquire a major, two tower office complex in Calgary, Alberta
  • Acting for a major commercial real estate company on many financing transactions involving numerous apartment buildings in the Greater Toronto Area
  • Acting for a home builder/developer on a joint venture transaction for 400 unit condominium development in downtown Toronto
  • Acting for a Canadian REIT on the acquisition of a premier mixed-use commercial complex including a 171,311 square foot first class office building, together with a hotel in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Acting for a home builder/developer on the acquisition of low rise development lands in Oakville, Ontario for a major, master-planned, multi phased development
  • Acting for a major real estate company in Canada on variable rate mortgage financings secured against several multi-unit residential properties in Toronto

     

Presentations

Buying A Condominium: Best Practices for Advising Purchasers
Opinions about Corporate Opinions – What are the Appropriate Qualifications
As Is Clauses – Not All "As Is" It Would Appear To Be
Practical Leasehold Condominium Issues
What's new in Builder's Agreements? (Freehold and Condominium)
Leasehold Mortgages – A Critical Aspect of a Going Concern Sale
7th Annual Real Estate Financing Skills Summit
Agreements of Purchase and Sale for Income Producing Properties: Lessons Learned the Hard Way
Speaker

Publications

Bill 106, Protecting the Condominium Owners Act, 2015
You're expected to give and take, but not be unreasonably burdened: SCC clarifies the law of injurious affection
disclosure exposure? only where condo developers misstate or omit material details in disclosure statements
New at the mall: condo ownership

News

71 McMillan Lawyers Named in the 2020 Edition of Best Lawyers in Canada
32 McMillan lawyers recognized in Who's Who Legal Canada 2018
65 McMillan Lawyers Named in the 2019 Edition of Best Lawyers in Canada
Margaret McNee recognized as Mutual Funds Lawyer of the Year, along with 58 McMillan Lawyers in the 2018 Best Lawyers in Canada Report
61 McMillan lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017
McMillan lawyers well-represented in the 2016 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
60 McMillan lawyers recognized in the 10th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada

Education

  • Osgoode Hall Law School, LLM (Real Estate) - 2001
  • Osgoode Hall Law School, JD - 1994

Year Of Call

  • Called to the Ontario bar - 1996

Practices

commercial real estate
real estate acquisitions and divestitures

Industries

commercial real estate

Directorships and Professional Associations

  • Commercial Real Estate Development Association
  • Ontario Bar Association - Real Property Section
  • Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD)
  • Canadian Condominium Institute

Teaching Engagements

  • David has lectured at numerous Law Society, Ontario Bar Association and real estate industry conferences

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer with the Avenue Road Hockey Association

Awards & Rankings

  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada (2020) as a leading lawyer in the area of Real Estate Law
  • Listed in Who’s Who Legal Canada: 2018 as a leader in Real Estate 
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada (2019) as a leading lawyer in the area of Real Estate Law
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in Canada (2018) as leader in Real Estate Law
  • Listed in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2017 as repeatedly recommended in the area of Property Development
  • Listed in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2016 as a leading lawyer in the area of Property Development
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David Slan (operating through David Slan Professional Corporation) is a Partner of the Firm and Co-Chair of our Commercial Real Estate Group.  David’s experience spans all major real estate asset classes, with a significant emphasis on the acquisition, development, financing, construction and ultimate sale of condominium and subdivision tract housing, as well as the acquisition, disposition and financing of multi-residential, retail, office and industrial properties and portfolios.  David acts for fully integrated developer/builders, owners and asset managers of residential, multi-residential and income producing properties of all types.  David's experience extends to the creation and implementation of co-ownership, limited partnership and other joint venture structures for the acquisition and development of both income producing real estate and residential development projects of all types.

In the condominium and subdivision fields, David acts for developers and builders on a wide array of developments, including standard high rise and low rise condominium projects, multi-phased, common elements and vacant land condominium projects and on the creation, acquisition, disposition and optioning of building lots.  David's condominium practice extends to opinion work on condominium development and operational matters and advice to various governmental and regulatory bodies on condominium law matters.

David has extensive experience in the area of real estate finance transactions, having acted for both borrowers and lenders on the financing of all types of income producing property, leasehold financing and land acquisition, servicing and development financing.

Below are a small sampling of transactions that Mr. Slan has acted on in recent years:

  • Acting for home builders and developers on numerous high rise and low rise residential land developments including multi phased developments
  • Acting for a home builder/developer on a low rise joint venture project for the development of 75 acres of land in Brampton, Ontario
  • Acting for a major Canadian publicly traded real estate company on the financing of a 630,000 square foot shopping mall in Toronto and separately of a 295,000 square foot shopping mall in Alberta
  • Acting for a major Canadian REIT to acquire shopping malls in Vaughan and Oakville, Ontario
  • Acting for a home builder/developer on the purchase of 140 building lots in Ajax, Ontario
  • Acting for a major Canadian real estate advisor to acquire a major, two tower office complex in Calgary, Alberta
  • Acting for a major commercial real estate company on many financing transactions involving numerous apartment buildings in the Greater Toronto Area
  • Acting for a home builder/developer on a joint venture transaction for 400 unit condominium development in downtown Toronto
  • Acting for a Canadian REIT on the acquisition of a premier mixed-use commercial complex including a 171,311 square foot first class office building, together with a hotel in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Acting for a home builder/developer on the acquisition of low rise development lands in Oakville, Ontario for a major, master-planned, multi phased development
  • Acting for a major real estate company in Canada on variable rate mortgage financings secured against several multi-unit residential properties in Toronto

     
May 2007
Buying A Condominium: Best Practices for Advising Purchasers
Buying a Condominium from a Developer, Law Society of Upper Canada Conference
April 18, 2007
Opinions about Corporate Opinions – What are the Appropriate Qualifications
4th Annual Real Estate Law Summit
2006
As Is Clauses – Not All "As Is" It Would Appear To Be
The 3rd Annual Real Estate Law Summit – The Law Society of Upper Canada
2006
Practical Leasehold Condominium Issues
The Six Minute Real Estate Lawyer - The Law Society of Upper Canada
2005
What's new in Builder's Agreements? (Freehold and Condominium)
4th Annual Real Estate for Law Clerks – Law Society of Upper Canada
2005
Leasehold Mortgages – A Critical Aspect of a Going Concern Sale
The Six Minute Real Estate Lawyer, Law Society of Upper Canada
2004
7th Annual Real Estate Financing Skills Summit
Federated Press
2003
Agreements of Purchase and Sale for Income Producing Properties: Lessons Learned the Hard Way
Solid Footings: The Commercial Real Estate Transaction, Ontario Bar Association
2003
Speaker
The Six Minute Real Estate Lawyer – Law Society of Upper Canada