Real Estate Finance
REAL ESTATE FINANCE
In the commercial real estate world, those able to navigate complex real estate finance and investments and various cross-border regulations quickly rise above the rest.
McMillan’s Real Estate Group is a trusted advisor to corporate entities investing in real estate, protecting their interests and optimizing returns on financing of real estate investments. As leaders in real estate and finance law, we represent institutional and non-institutional lenders, as well as developers, builders and project owners in a variety of real estate-based financing, refinancing and restructuring transactions. Our experience includes assisting in securing funding for a whole range of real estate investments, from residential condominiums and commercial real estate acquisitions to mining facilities and shopping centres.
McMillan’s lawyers have built trusted working relationships with major domestic and foreign financial institutions. We have helped Canadian banks and other lenders develop standard forms for loan, security and related agreements, as well as establish lending practices and procedures for commercial mortgage, construction financing and other real estate-based lending programs.
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This bulletin provides an overview of structuring private equity real estate funds in Canada.
August 2022 Update: Upcoming Deadline for Pre-Existing Owners to file a Transparency Report on the Land Owner Transparency Registry
The deadline for Pre-Existing Owners to file a transparency report on the Land Owner Transparency Registry will occur on November 30, 2022.
Ministry proposes to delay implementation of Phase 2 of On-Site and Excess Soil Management Regulation from Jan. 1, 2022 to Jan. 1, 2023.
The United Kingdom’s New Economic Crime Bill Portends a Sea Change in Anti-Money Laundering Legislation in the West
United Kingdom introduces Economic Crime Bill to expand anti-money laundering capabilities of law enforcement. This Bill portends change to AML laws in Canada.
Canadian securities regulators announce pilot program permitting a "well-known seasoned issuer" to streamline the filing of a base shelf prospectus process.
Making a Lot out of a Little – Laneway Housing a Niche Market Opportunity for Municipalities, Property Owners, Real Estate Developers and Investors
An overview of laneway suites / housing as means of adding to housing stock in Toronto and beyond.
Major Canadian Banks Join Net-Zero Banking Alliance (NZBA) — Unpacking the Initiative and Net-Zero Commitments
On the eve of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, six of Canada’s largest banks announced they had signed on to the Net-Zero Banking Alliance.
Legal news bulletin discussing recent changes to ICMA Green Bond Principles.
Now that the Land Owner Transparency Registry is searchable by the public, it is important to understand the scope of its use, and its current limitations.
A primer on the new Alberta Land Titles Office registration system and how commercial real estate closing procedures may change as a result.
Update: British Columbia's New Registry of Beneficial Ownership
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, on April 17, 2020, the Office of the Superintendent of Real Estate (the “OSRE”) announced the issuance of Policy Statement 17.
Alberta Government Passes Bill 12, Liabilities Management Statutes Amendment Act, 2020 – What You Need to Know
What you need to know about the Alberta Government's Bill 12 in relation to Liabilities Management Statutes Amendment Act, 2020.
The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) has indicated that Guideline B-20 is working, and that the associated “stress test” has improved the resilience of the Canadian financial system.
Retail Trade: Challenges, Evolution and Solutions.
In June 2018, the British Columbia provincial government (the “Government”) published a white paper describing its proposed Land Ownership Transparency Act (the “Act”).
On February 20, 2018, the current BC Government introduced its 2018 British Columbia Provincial Budget (the “Budget”) which contained a number of measures targeting the local real estate market.
Out with the old and in with the new: transitioning from Ontario’s old Construction Lien Act to the new Construction Act
An update to our December 2017 article, where some of the most significant substantive changes to the Construction Lien Act (the "CLA") are considered.
Winter is coming – and so is Ontario's new Construction Act
Fundamental Breach of Commercial Leases
Owners and Developers Take Note: Changes to BC's Strata Property Act Coming Soon
Purchasing Your Next Piece of Property With an IPad May Have Just Become a Reality
Recent BC Decisions Quashes Rezoning and Land Swap
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