KEY SECTOR TRENDS
- Expedited shift from traditional office real estate to a more ‘mixed space’ demand and mobile/shared office demand
- Movement towards the new age of retail: ‘brick and mortar’ continues its shift to ‘brick and click’ and digital/mobile environments as real estate developers seek new forums of relevance
- Disintermediation of real estate brokerage as data availability and collaboration shift the centre of power to the end-user
- Heightened need for a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach to project planning & contract development
- Progressive industry insight to support the evolving legal needs of the construction & real property sector
- Increased reliance on lawyers with direct experience in a wide variety of infrastructure projects and dispute scenarios
WHAT WE KNOW
Rome wasn’t built in a day—nor were the complexities surrounding the governance, regulation and legalities of creating a market conducive to successful real estate development. We live in a dramatically different world. Commercial and consumer aptitude for real estate is becoming predominantly shaped by an ‘on-demand’ and ‘my-way’ purchasing behavior. Gone are the days of the multi-layered value chain of intermediaries. Transparency and the availability of big data—made possible by information collaboration and technological advancement— have reconfigured the real estate and property sector. Only those who are able to keep up with the changing dynamics of property and infrastructure preferences will be left to compete in an industry where owners, contractors, engineers, suppliers and consultants fight to architect the ‘last building standing’.
ADVANCING THE LEGAL INDUSTRY
At McInnes Cooper, we believe in playing an active role in the advancement of our clients and the industries in which they progressively participate. As such, we believe our responsibility extends beyond providing basic, legal advice—we are your true advocates and we fulfill this role in the most literal sense— as demonstrated by our direct involvement in the most significant construction and real estate projects in Atlantic Canada.
Our legal team of real estate & construction lawyers are actively involved with the Atlantic real estate community and have an intimate knowledge and appreciation for the way in which real property is developed and facilitated across the local market. From the initial engineering blue print to the final lease negotiation, we act as your central point of expertise and representation at all stages of the real estate and construction lifecycle.
OUR LEGAL EXPERTISE
- construction law
- banking, finance & tax
- commercial contracts
- dispute management
- public private partnerships
- risk assessment
- tender preparation & evaluation
- project structuring
- Aboriginal law