Savvas Kotsopoulos

Savvas Kotsopoulos

Associé, droit immobilier

Coordonnées

skotsopoulos@osler.com

tél.: 416.862.6595

Bureau

Toronto

Admission(s) au barreau

  • Ontario, 2003

Formation

  • Osgoode Hall, Université de York, LL.B.

Langue(s)

anglais

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    *Notable matters prior to joining Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

    * Representing a Canadian insurance company in connection with numerous acquisitions and dispositions across various real estate asset classes, with transactional values in excess of $1 billion in the aggregate, including:

    * The acquisition of a joint venture interest and corresponding joint venture structuring of a 475,000-square-foot technology focussed office development while under construction along Toronto's eastern waterfront;

    *  The acquisition of a joint venture interest and corresponding joint venture structuring of an interconnected historic and modern office development in Toronto’s financial core, with a university and co-working space operator as the key anchor tenants;

    * The acquisition of a joint venture interest and corresponding joint venture structuring of a former factory complex registered as a landmark heritage property in Toronto’s Parkdale neighborhood that was converted to a modern office development and amenity space; and

    * The disposition of various office and shopping centre complexes in the Greater Toronto Area, Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton markets.

    * Representing one of world’s top 10 largest real estate companies in connection with numerous and varied Canadian real estate mandates, including advising on the following:

    * Various development agreements concerning the construction/integration of the new extension of Ottawa’s light rail transit system with its terminus at a key shopping centre development;

    * Acquisition of a large development site in Ajax, Ontario and associated development advice;

    * Anchor-tenant leasing, construction, litigation and title/regulatory matters in connection with the repositioning/redevelopment of one of the most prestigious office complexes in Montreal, Quebec; and

    * Advising on numerous leases in connection with the lease-up of new “Outlet” shopping centres developments in BC, Alberta, Ontario and Manitoba.

    * Acting as Canadian counsel for two global hotel chains in connection with the sale of their Canadian real estate holdings and retained hotel management contracts, including on the sale of a Toronto landmark hotel in Toronto’s downtown core.

    * Representing the joint venture of a prominent Canadian development group and  private wealth manager in connection with the acquisition, financing and development of a 13-acre environmentally sensitive site (former heavy industrial use) in Mississauga, Ontario upon which a state of the art 275,000 square foot redevelopment for a Class “A” light-industrial facility was constructed.

    * Representing a foreign-based investment group and their affiliated funds in connection with the acquisition of large office and industrial complexes in suburban Toronto and a downtown Toronto office tower.

    * Representing an Oshawa based builder and developer, in its sale of a 900 unit multi-family development that was recognised as one of the largest multi-family property transactions in Canada in 2019.

    * Representing a Toronto-based upscale grocery chain in connection with their acquisition of joint venture interests in premiere regional shopping centres across Ontario and associated joint venture agreements and anchor leases.

    * Representing a publically traded US technology company in connection with a design-build lease and associated construction contracts for a 425,000 square foot, 3- building complex comprising their new Canadian research and development headquarters.

    * Representing an upscale fitness chain in respect of their continuing Canadian expansion involving long-term ground leases and associated construction of 70,000 square foot buildings.

  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business: Recognized in Retail
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory: Top Lawyers in Canada under 40 years old (2013) and recognized in Property Leasing
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Recognized in Real Estate Law; Commercial Leasing
  • Who’s Who Legal: Recognized as one of the leading Canadian practitioners in the  Hospitality sector in Canada
  • NAIOP Canadian “Investment Deal of the Year” (2018): Recognized as part of the purchaser’s advisory group in the award-winning transaction.

  • Toronto Financial District Business Improvement Association, Board Member

  • International Council of Shopping Centres (ICSC)
  • National Association of Office and Industrial Properties (NAIOP)
  • Hellenic-Canadian Board of Trade
  • Ontario Bar Association

  • Adjusting to the New Normal: Transacting & Managing Real Estate Amid Covid-19 (Colliers Canada - Webinar July 20, 2020)
  • Lease Due Diligence When Acquiring an Income Producing Property” at the Law Society of Ontario’s Continuing Professional Development program, “The Six-Minute Commercial Leasing Lawyer 2019”.
  • Foreign Real Estate investment in Canada, EuroMoney Expert Guides (2018)