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The Real Estate M&A and Private Equity Review 4th Edition - Canada Chapter


Lawyer Brenda Gosselin, Stephen Pincus
Area Commercial Real Estate, Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity


Brenda Gosselin and Stephen Pincus co-authored the Canada Chapter of The Law Reviews' Real Estate M&A and Private Equity Review 4th Edition.  The publication provides an overview to legal and market developments in the most significant jurisdictions worldwide, designed to help in-house counsel, private practitioners and other deal professionals navigate the complexities of real estate M&A and real estate private equity transactions, particularly transactions that are transnational. 


The Canadian real estate market delivered a healthy overall performance in 2018. While the first quarter of 2019 saw the overall investment in the Canadian real estate market fall 15 per cent from the previous quarter, and 20 per cent from the first quarter of 2018, the decade-long trend in producing superior total returns continues to be present.2 Since the global economic market crash of 2008-2009, Canadian real estate has experienced fairlyn significant price increases. This is in part attributable to Canada’s continued low interest-rate environment, as well as the capitalisation rate compression seen across all real estate classes and most urban geographies including Toronto, Vancouver and, more recently, Montreal.

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