Fasken Martineau is focused on adding value to your real estate transactions to maximize results and ensure flawless execution. Our professionals look for creative solutions to the challenges that inevitably arise in real estate transactions. We have the depth of expertise to anticipate the usual, and the more unconventional, methods of addressing the issues a buyer may face in acquiring real estate assets. Above all, we strive to craft tailor-made solutions to fit our clients' specific needs.

When we act for purchasers, we work to ensure no surprises arise once an acquisition has closed. Our dedicated teams of professionals work regularly on complex and extensive due diligence processes to thoroughly review all available materials and public information, while remaining attentive to our clients' objectives.

When representing vendors, our disciplined approach ensures that the disposition process is well structured upstream to ensure a smooth execution. Our depth of expertise allows us to spot key issues early in the disposition process, to make sure key issues can be raised and properly addressed as early as the letter of intent stage, and to ensure a meeting of the minds between buyer and seller before committing to the subsequent stages of the transaction.

We ensure that the purchase and sale agreement can be negotiated effectively and comprehensively to address all known issues and avoid protracted negotiations before closing. Most importantly, we are focused on achieving our clients' goals for their dispositions in terms of timing, value and contractual certainty.

Fasken Martineau's multidisciplinary team comprises lawyers, notaries and paralegals who know the real estate industry and understand the business. We are skilled at collaborating with all other professionals involved and can coordinate teams of related consultants and advisors, including brokers, surveyors, appraisers, environmental experts and property engineers, to deliver a comprehensive solution for our clients.

Our precise drafting also ensures that the business agreements are correctly and accurately reflected, and avoids disputes as to their interpretation.

Our Clients

We act for major real estate investors and developers; pension funds; financial institutions and lenders; real estate investment trusts (REITs); real estate investment funds and institutional investors; private equity funds and sponsors; insurance companies; crown corporations and public and quasi-public entities; office and retail landlords; major tenants; builders, owners and managers of hospitality properties; and developers of commercial, multi-residential, mixed-use, industrial and office properties.

We are passionate about investing in the future. We encourage start-up companies, whether as owners, investors, operators or developers, and also work with existing blue chip investors and development companies.

Our Expertise

  • Purchase and sale of office, commercial, industrial, hospitality and multi-residential properties and portfolios
  • Acquisition and marketing of interests in joint ventures and portfolios
  • Disposition strategies and auction-type processes
  • Land acquisitions and assembly
  • Due diligence reviews
  • Title examination and off-title verifications
  • Transaction structuring
  • Acquisition financing
  • Related tax advice