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Robert T. Housman

Robert Housman

Partner, Real Estate

Key Contact: Municipal, Land Use Planning & Development


Contact Information

rhousman@osler.com

tel: 403.260.7043

Office

Calgary

Bar Admission

Alberta, 1997

Education

University of Alberta, LL.B.

Language(s)
English

Robert Housman is a partner in Osler’s Real Estate Practice Group. He has extensive experience in acquisition, development, financing, leasing and sale of commercial real estate, including office towers and industrial, shopping centre and condominium properties.

Robert’s practice also involves joint venture, co-ownership, shareholder and general and limited partnership structures and related reorganizations and general corporate matters.

    • Acquisition, development, bond financing and strata subdivision of The Bow, a 58-storey tower in Calgary, Alberta.
    • Acquisition of downtown Calgary site for Oxford’s proposed 60+ storey office tower and response to development and leasing RFP.
    • Financing co-owner’s interest in South Centre Mall and Tower, Calgary.
    • Alberta counsel to RBC financing co-owner’s interest in Eighth Avenue Place.
    • Development and co-ownership matters regarding Place 10 in downtown Calgary.
    • Disposition of undivided 50% interest in Scotia Centre, Calgary.
    • Extensive commercial leasing and development agreements.
    • Master agreement for double-wing butterfly corporate division of commercial real estate portfolio.
    • Portfolio and other acquisitions for Retrocom REIT, Whiterock REIT and Cominar REIT.
    • Acquisition, development, financing and earn-out structured disposition to Artis REIT of shopping centre.
    • + 15 pedestrian bridge agreements in downtown Calgary including to The Bow, Scotia Tower, Watermark Tower and Gulf Canada Square.
    • CDPQ financing of Watermark Tower and 8th & 8th in downtown Calgary.
    • Development, leasing and sale of commercial condominium developments in Calgary including 40 Sunpark Plaza and Mission Commercial Centre.

  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2018, recognized in the area of Real Estate (Alberta).

    • "He has great attention to detail and his knowledge of real estate is second to none."

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada, 2018, recognized in the area of Real Estate Law.

  • Acritas StarsTM, 2017, recognized as a Star Lawyer

  • Foothills Swim Association / UCSC Board of Directors and pro-bono work 2014-2015

  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Calgary Bar Association
  • Calgary Bar Association, Commercial Real Estate Subsection

  • Tenant Transfers:Navigating the world of subleasing, assignment and lease takeovers, Calgary Leasing Conference, Panel Member, Calgary TELUS Convention Centre, June 2, 2015.