Over the last few years, many bricks and mortar retailers have found that their real estate is the most
valuable part of their business. Given how uncertain the sector has become, many now want to unlock
that value, whether it’s by creating a real estate investment trust, selling off buildings or finding new
ways to lease space.
At the same time, those leasing may want to negotiate more favourable arrangements with landlords or
break agreements that could be holding the business back.
However, commercial real estate deals can get complicated. There are numerous issues for companies
to consider, including tax implications, government regulations that govern investments, financing
arrangements, and landlord and tenant issues, among many other considerations.
By working with Osler and its experienced team of lawyers who know the real estate sector, you can
ensure you’re staying on top of the legal matters that could occur. We’ve helped companies purchase
new properties, incorporate new real estate holdings bought through a company acquisition,
renegotiate lease agreements in an insolvency, handle cross-border real estate deals, and develop new
greenfield and brownfield projects.
With real estate being a critical piece in a retailer’s strategy, it is important to work with a law firm that
understands this multifaceted and always evolving part of the market.