Bryan Thaw on Behind the Headlines

May 26, 2021
Blog Post

Watch as Bryan Thaw discusses the pandemic’s effect on commercial real estate with Michael Curran of the Ottawa Business Journal, including the potential conversion of offices to residential or mixed use buildings, and how this trend can play in to city intensification plans.

Force Majeure and Real Estate Transactions

May 5, 2020
Blog Post

Closing real estate transactions can be a stressful and lengthy process. With a record-breaking one million jobs lost across Canada in March, these are not the best of times and buyers and sellers may be wondering if it is possible for them to terminate their real estate transaction after the Agreement of Purchase and Sale… Read more »

COVID-19 and Possible Effects on Construction Schedules for New Homes

March 17, 2020
Blog Post

Tarion has recently released important guidelines and rules for builders to notify their purchasers if they will not make their Critical Dates due to the COVID-19 virus pandemic, which is a named event of “Unavoidable Delay”. You can download these documents below, or visit the Tarion website for more information. Tarion COVID-19 Infosheet for Builders… Read more »

Buyer Beware: A Guide, not a Warning

June 26, 2018
Blog Post

“Buyer beware” is a term more formally known as caveat emptor. The principle isn’t unique to real estate law, but when it comes to investing in something as significant as a home, it is particularly important for buyers to take notice of. There are two types of defects that buyers need to be wary of: patent defects and latent defects.

Short but sweet: How to negotiate a pop-up store lease

April 23, 2018
Blog Post

An evolving trend is the “pop-up” store. A pop-up store is a space occupied by a tenant in a commercial development, typically for a short term (six to 12 months), to promote a sampling of its products. Due to these unique circumstances, the negotiation of these short-term occupancy agreements can bring a variety of challenges.

Debbie Bellinger interviewed for the April issue of The Ontario Construction Report

April 20, 2018
Blog Post

Partner and head of the firm’s real estate and development practice group, Debbie Bellinger, was recently interviewed for the April issue of The Ontario Construction Report regarding the importance of collaboration and co-operation between multiple owners/interests and contractors for the success of development projects.