Ken Herlin


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Ken Herlin is a partner in the Real Estate Group at Goodmans. His practice is transaction based with a particular emphasis on commercial real estate purchases and sales, financing and leasing.

He has an active commercial leasing practice, which includes representing landlords, tenants and lenders in respect of ground leases.

Ken has worked on the real estate, financing and leasing aspects of numerous insolvencies and restructurings in the laboratory, movie theatre, grocery and retail industries. He has significant REIT experience having been involved in the establishment, financing and disposition of REITs and income funds.

Ken is recognized as a leading lawyer in publications including Best Lawyers in Canada (real estate law), IFLR1000 (real estate finance and real estate acquisitions) and The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (property leasing). 

Featured Work

Ken’s representative work includes:
  • CAPREIT, RESREIT, Allied Properties REIT and Crombie REIT in their IPOs
  • Crombie REIT- Independent Trustees-Purchase of Safeway Portfolio
  • Greenrock Real Estate Advisors- Sale of leasehold and freehold interests in a residential apartment building portfolio to CAPREIT
Purchases and Sales
  • CML HealthCare disposition of Medical Imaging Portfolio
  • CNL Acquisition and Disposition of Ski Hill Assets
  • Osmington sale of Torstar 1 Yonge Street Head Office
  • Slate/Blackstone Sale of Ontario and Alberta Office Portfolio
  • Slate/Incore Purchase of GE Ontario Office Portfolio
  • Roots sale of North American retail chain
  • Kilmer acquisition of Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada Company
Ground Leases
  • 271 Front Street Data Centre Lease to Equinix
  • Knightstone Student Residence Ground Leases in Toronto and Hamilton, Ontario
  • RBC Dominion Securities- RESREIT (now CAPREIT) Residential Apartment Operating Leases
  • Teachers’ Pension Plan Secured Financing of Parmalat Canada
  • TD and BMO Financings of Q9 Networks Inc.


Professional Involvement

Ken has co-authored a chapter in Tenant's Rights and Remedies in a Commercial Lease and contributed to The Commercial Lease – A Practical Guide (both published by Canada Law Book Inc.). 

Professional Affiliations

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Canadian Bar Association