Agenda - March 6th, 2020

   9:00

Welcome and Introduction by PBLI

   9:05

Chairs' Welcome and Introduction

 

Neil Davie

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

 

Mario Rubio

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

 

   9:10

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

 

   9:45

Questions and Discussion

   9:55

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

 

  10:40

Questions and Discussion

  10:50

Refreshment Adjournment

  11:05

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

 

  11:50

Questions and Discussion

  12:00

Networking Lunch

   1:00

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

 

   1:45

Questions and Discussion

   1:55

Green Leases
 

Andrew Mildenhall

Lawson Lundell LLP

 

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

 

   2:40

Questions and Discussion

   2:50

Refreshment Adjournment

   3:05

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