Our Team

Koffman Kalef’s Commercial Real Estate Team has extensive experience representing clients in a variety of complex real estate transactions, including the purchase and sale of shopping centres, office buildings, industrial parks, and development sites.

Our lawyers have the industry and technical skills to help you navigate through your real estate transaction and help you achieve your business goals. Members of the Team are regularly acknowledged as leading practitioners by their peers and real estate related organizations and publications.


The Commercial Real Estate Team works with a wide variety of clients, including private individuals and corporations, institutional and private landlords and tenants, developers, strata corporations, and liquidators. They also maintain excellent working relationships with local municipal governments.

Clients are guided through all aspects of development, as well as all phases and types of development, such as:

  • Rezoning entitlements

  • Development permits

  • Land assemblies and land exchanges

  • Subdivision matters, including airspace parcel subdivisions

  • Strata development

  • Mixed-use projects

  • Hotel, office, and recreational development projects

Our lawyers have an in depth understanding of the requirements for preparing and filing disclosure statements under the Real Estate Development Marketing Act, and have worked on a number of strata corporation wind-ups.

Our lawyers have particular expertise in commercial leasing matters. They have experience in the preparation and negotiation of all types of leases, including industrial, office, retail, and First Nations leases. They also advise clients in connection with constructions, takeout and inventory financing, and the development and implementation of deal structures including joint ventures, co-ownership arrangements, and limited partnerships.