Lawyer Profile Detail
John C. Currie
Practice Group Leader, Real Property and Planning
AREA OF EXPERTISE
University of Victoria
John Currie is a partner in our Toronto office and the Practice Group Leader of the firm’s Real Property & Planning Group.
Mr. Currie maintains a commercial real estate practice covering all aspects of real estate transactions, including large- and mid-scale secured financing, securitizations, construction contracts, asset management and development agreements, joint ventures, operating contracts, leasing and licensing.
Recent transactions in which he has been involved include acting for lenders in respect of large-scale construction financings of office, entertainment and gaming facilities, multi-asset mezzanine lending and several Canadian CMBS securitizations.
Mr. Currie is listed in the current edition of Chambers Canada as a leading lawyer in the area of real estate. He is a recommended lawyer by PLC: Which Lawyer? Mr. Currie is listed as one of The Best Lawyers in Canada in the field of Real Estate Law, and is listed as a leading real estate lawyer in The Legal 500 - Canada. He also appears in the most recent edition of The Lexpert® American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada and The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, a guide to Canada’s leading law firms and practitioners in Canada, as a leading lawyer in the areas of property development and project finance.
Mr. Currie received his LLB from the University of Victoria and was called to the Ontario bar in 1997.
Transactions & Cases
TD Bank completes C$80 miillion loan to Dundee Industrial REIT for the acquisition of an industrial portfolio
Kingdom Hotels (Toronto) completes C$165 million acquisition of Four Seasons Toronto
Royal Bank of Canada finances a portion of RioCan REIT’s C$318 million purchase of Georgian Mall from Ontrea
H&R REIT completes C$500 million bond offering and redemption of convertible unsecured debentures
Allied Properties REIT completes C$100 million offering of units and acquisition of Toronto property portfolio
TD Bank completes financing for Dundee REIT in its C$375 million acquisition of Whiterock REIT
Dundee REIT completes C$832 million purchase of Slate/Blackstone Office Portfolio
CIBC, BMO, Union Bank and syndicate of lenders complete C$580 million financing of gas-fired combined-cycle power station in North Battleford, Saskatchewan
CIBC, BMO, BNS and syndicate of lenders complete C$126 million financing of Peaking Plant Facility
Enbridge and RES Canada team up on 99 MW Greenwich Wind Energy Project