Commercial: Barriston specializes in the purchase and sale of commercial, agricultural, and industrial real estate, construction liens, mortgages and financing, as well as condominium and commercial development projects. We act as approved counsel to several of Canada’s major banks and lending institutions in a variety of secured lending transactions, and we assist clients in sourcing and negotiating appropriate financing terms.
Our team represents private business owners, investors, and property developers, as well as public sector clients such as municipal governments and provincial government departments. We provide a complete range of commercial real estate services, including: Purchasing, selling, leasing, and assistance with structured financing of existing commercial, agricultural, or industrial properties, structuring development agreements and joint ventures, advising on land use and zoning matters, and commercial and industrial real estate syndication.
Expropriation: An increasing number of Ontario residents and businesses are receiving expropriation notices due to a spike in public transit development and other infrastructure improvement projects. Barriston offers a level of experience in this area that few firms in our region can match. Barriston has many years of experience helping both expropriating authorities and landowners deal with the procedural and compensation aspects of the expropriation process equitably.
We can handle your matter from the time the expropriating authority first expresses an interest in acquiring land, through the approval process, and the final determination of compensation by the Ontario Municipal Board or the courts. We understand expropriations can be stressful and difficult for property owners. We can help governments mitigate and reduce liabilities, and landowners receive fair market value for their properties