Rod Davidge

Rod Davidge

Partner, Real Estate

Contact Information

tel: 416.862.4934



Bar Admission

Ontario, 2000


  • University of Toronto, LL.B.
  • McMaster University, B.Eng. & Mgt.



Rod's practice involves a variety of commercial real estate matters including the acquisition, disposition and financing of commercial property, co-ownership structures, property management, and the leasing of office, industrial and retail premises.  He has also assisted with real property matters as part of corporate acquisitions and reorganizations, equity offerings and insolvency restructurings.

    • SmartREIT in connection with its  $1.16 billion acquisition of the SmartCentres platform, including interests in a portfolio of 24 properties
    • Chartwell Retirement Residences in connection with its $254 million acquisition of five premier retirement residences
    • TELUS Corporation and Westbank Corporation in connection with the $225 million first mortgage green bond financing of TELUS Garden, Vancouver, British Columbia
    • Brookfield and the other issuers in connection with the $200 million first mortgage financing of Place de Ville I & II, Ottawa, Ontario
    • Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in connection with more than $400 million in credit facilities provided in connection with the privatization of TransGlobe REIT and in connection with numerous other credit facilities in respect of multi-residential properties
    • Royal Bank of Canada in connection with more than $200 million of credit facilities provided in respect of retirement facilities in Canada
    • Chartwell Retirement Residences in connection with the $931 million joint venture purchase together with Welltower Inc. of 42 seniors facilities throughout Canada
    • The underwriters in connection with the initial public offering of Canadian Tire REIT, involving the sale and leaseback of 256 Canadian Tire retail operations across the country of an aggregate purchase price of approximately $3.5 billion

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory: Recognized in Property Development; Property Leasing
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Recognized in Real Estate Law
  • Legal 500: Recognized as a Recommended Lawyer, Real Estate
  • Who’s Who Legal: Recognized as one of the leading Canadian practitioners in the Hospitality sector in Canada
  • Thomson Reuters: "Stand-out Lawyer"

  • Ontario Bar Association, Real Property Section Executive – 2006 to 2015 (Chair – 2012-2014)

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

  • Requisitions – Affecting the Deal for Good or Bad, The Six Minute Real Estate Lawyer 2009, Law Society of Upper Canada, November 2009 (presenter).
  • Doing Business 2010 – Reforming through Difficult Times, The World Bank (contributor).
  • Restructuring Distressed Real Estate, Guarantees in the Context of Distressed Real Estate, Ontario Bar Association, June 2009 (presenter).
  • Damage and Destruction Clauses in Agreements of Purchase and Sale, The Six Minute Real Estate Lawyer 2008, Law Society of Upper Canada, November 2008 (presenter).