Josh Disenhouse

Josh’s practice encompasses all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, including the acquisition, disposition, financing and leasing of real property. Josh has extensive experience in commercial leasing, including office, industrial and retail leasing.

Josh also advises renewable energy firms on the assembly of land rights and financing of wind, hydro and solar power projects. Josh also advises pipeline and electricity transmission companies with respect to easements, claims, permit requirements, acquisitions and related matters.

Representative Work

  • VTS

    VTS in its acquisition of Lane Technologies

  • TopBuild

    TopBuild in its $1 billion acquisition of Distribution International

  • Waabi

    Waabi in its launch and US$83.5 million Series A financing round

  • Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division

    Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking in its $1.13 billion acquisition of People Corporation

  • A syndicate of lenders

    A syndicate of lenders in connection with the $1.9 billion Wataynikaneyap Power Transmission Project

  • UPL Limited

    UPL Limited in its US$4.2 billion acquisition of Arysta LifeScience

  • Blackstone Property Partners

    Blackstone Property Partners in its acquisition of Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust for $3.8 billion

Media Mentions

  • Osler News Feb 16, 2023

    Osler welcomes 10 new partners and two new counsel in 2023

    Osler is proud to announce the addition of 10 new partners and two new counsel across four of our offices, effective March 1, 2023.

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Community Involvement

  • JEDx, Chair (2015 and 2016)- JEDx is the marquee fundraising event for a not for profit organization known as “The House”, which provides continued informal Jewish education to young professionals in the community.

Speaking and Writing

Published Work


  • “Recent Developments in Property Leasing” Lexpert ALM/500 Directory, 2014.
  • “Tenant’s Fixtures and Improvements”, Tenant’s Rights and Remedies in a Commercial Lease, A Practical Guide-2nd Edition, November 2014.
  • “Can a lease between a Landlord and Tenant protect a Third Party hired by the Landlord from liability?” Shopping Centre Newsletter, September 2013.

Speaking Engagements

  • Leader of roundtable discussion titled “The Same but Different- differences of note in retail and office leasing”, 2017 ICSC Canadian Law Conference, Toronto, Ontario.
  • Leader of roundtalbe discussion titled “Practice Management Tips for Leasing Lawyers”, 2016 ICSC Canadian Law Conference, Toronto, Ontario.



  • University of Western Ontario, B.A.
  • University of Manitoba, J.D.


  • English

Professional Affiliations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Law Society of Ontario
  • ICSC