Agenda - May 14th, 2021

   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

 

Anousheh Torabi

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

 

  • Recent cases of interest in the world of commercial leasing

 

   9:45 

Questions and Discussion

   9:55

Insolvency and Bankruptcy in the Context of Commercial Leasing

 

Shauna Towriss

Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

 

Lance Williams

Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

 

  • Tenant CCAA and bankruptcy proceedings and the impact on the commercial lease
  • Landlord status in insolvency proceedings
  • Landlord's security and letters of credit

 

 10:45

Questions and Discussion

 10:55

Morning Break

 11:10

Insurance, Subrogation and Indemnification

 

Christina Kobi

Minden Gross LLP

 

  • Understanding the allocation of risk between landlords, tenants and insurers
  • Common insurance requirements in the commercial lease
  • Understanding the implications of subrogation 
  • Drafting considerations

 

  12:00

Questions and Discussion

  12:10

Lunch Break

   1:00

Workshop: Drafting the Lease of the Future

 

Allison Godey

Terra Law Corporation

 

  • Implementing the lessons learned in 2020 to create the least of the future
  • Knowing what we now know, best practices on clause drafting:

    - Frustration
    - Force Majeure
    - Landlord Security
    - Co-Tenancy
    - Sublease and Assignment

 

   1:50

Questions and Discussion

   2:00

Afternoon Break

   2:15

Emerging Trends in Real Estate - The Future of Commercial Office Space

 

Neil Davie

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

 

Mario Rubio

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada

 

Dan Jordan

Colliers International

 

  • Emerging trends in office space requirements and commercial lease negotiations
  • Contraction and expansion of premises
  • Impact of technological changes and the trend towards flexible work arrangements
  • Subleases, assignments, and other options for dealing with changing needs of the tenant

   3:05

Questions and Discussion

   3:15

A Study in Urban Redevelopment: Oakridge by QuadReal & Westbank Corp
 

Tara Brockelmann

QuadReal Property Group LP

 

Rhiannon Mabberley

Westbank Projects

 

  • Oakridge: An Audacious Redevelopment - Using Architecture to Enhance Lives
  • Complex legal issues arising from the development of Oakridge Center
  • Legal negotiations with retailers, holdovers, concessions granted

 

   4:05 Questions and Discussion
   4:15 Chairs' Closing Remarks
   4:20 Program Concludes