Agenda - March 6th, 2020


Welcome and Introduction by PBLI


Chairs' Welcome and Introduction


Neil Davie

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP


Mario Rubio

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP



Legal Update


Allison Godey

Terra Law Corporation


  • The Land Owner Transparency Act and other legislative developments affecting commercial leases
  • Recent cases of interest in the world of commercial leasing



Questions and Discussion


Mixed-Use Strata Buildings


Aneez Devji

Richards Buell Sutton LLP


  • The growth of strata office and strata industrial leases
  • Dealing with different owners, tenants and needs
  • Mixed-use development



Questions and Discussion


Refreshment Adjournment


Emerging Trends in Retail Leasing


Stacey Handley

Gowling WLG


  • The death of big box retailers and dealing with tenant insolvency
  • The future of retail leasing
  • Co-tenancy



Questions and Discussion


Networking Lunch


Leasing to Tech Companies


Catherine Gibson

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP


  • Leasing to tech companies: from start ups to the big players
  • Attracting the modern tenant: special amenities, lobby areas and other extras
  • Co-working / space-sharing



Questions and Discussion


Green Leases

Andrew Mildenhall

Lawson Lundell LLP


  • Sustainability concerns in leasing
  • Lease clauses for maintaining LEED certification



Questions and Discussion


Refreshment Adjournment


Leasing and Impending Development

Brigham Jagger

Dentons Canada LLP


  • Dealing with commercial leases on sites to be developed
  • Long tenancies, anchor tenants, incentives
  • Accommodating tenants during development
  • Restrictive covenants


   3:50 Questions and Discussion
   4:00 Booze, Drugs and Puppies

Moderators: Neil Davie Mario Rubio, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP


Steve Michoulas

McMillan LLP


Shauna Towriss

Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP


  • Private retail liquor stores and liquor licences
  • Cannabis leases
  • Pets at the office


   4:45 Questions and Discussion
   4:55 Chairs' Closing Remarks 
   5:00 Program Concludes