Property & Development

Events & Seminars

  • February 25, 2016
    10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Rob Olson will be co-presenting a Farm Safety Workshop for Egg & Pullet producers on behalf of Manitoba Egg Farmers on February 25, 2016, from 10:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Victoria Inn, 1808 Wellington Avenue.

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  • February 25, 2016
    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The VA Angels will be holding an event in the Director’s Lounge at True North Foundation on Thursday, February 25th. The event will be attended by angel investors, as well as start-up and emerging companies looking for capital. About VA Angel Events The average presenter has been in business for at least two years, has a […]

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  • March 3, 2016 - March 4, 2016
    9:30 am - 10:00 pm

Africa’s impressive economic growth has resulted in an accelerating pace of competition for assets among ever more sophisticated and demanding market participants. Success over the long run depends on a sound legal strategy, one that is rooted in a thorough understanding of rapidly changing political, regulatory and competitive dynamics. The 2016 Lex Mundi Emerging Africa Conference in Cape Town, South Africa, will explore these challenges and address the concerns of senior corporate counsel and business decision makers.

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Property & Development Overview

Our firm provides real estate transaction services to corporate and individual clients from both within and outside Manitoba. Our clients include many large corporations, major financial institutions, funds and brokers.

The real estate group, through recognized leaders in this area of the law, provides a full range of services and expertise, from basic conveyancing work, to advising on commercial sales and purchases, leasing, development, construction, property management and condominium development and management, to realization on security through foreclosure and insolvency remedies. A number of our senior practitioners are also frequently involved in advising and assisting clients in structuring transactions, both in real estate transactions and, through co-operative efforts with other practice groups within the firm, in corporate-commercial transactions and in litigation having real estate elements to them.

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  • Property Management
  • Financing
  • Foreclosure
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  • Manitoba legislation requiring barrier-free delivery of services in both the public and the private sectors has begun the phase-in process.

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  • Municipalities are granted powers of expropriation under The Municipal Act and other empowering legislation. Expropriation is the taking of land that belongs to another.

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  • The last, and largest, part of Manitoba’s new Condominium Act came into force on February 1, 2015. The new Condominium Act is a comprehensive rewrite of the old Condominium Act. The new Act is composed of over 300 sections, and the regulations comprise 53 sections plus multiple pages of schedules and forms. As well, the new Condominium Act has caused amendments within several other pieces of legislation.

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  • On February 26, 2015 the British Columbia Court of Appeal reversed a $1.75 million damage award granted in 2013 to Moulton Contracting Ltd. against the B.C. Government in respect of losses suffered by Moulton as a result of a road blockade.

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  • The newsletters, conferences and webcasts are all still abuzz with the Supreme Court of Canada’s 2014 decisions in Tsilhqot’in (June 26) and Keewatin (July 11). The two cases will frame the discussion surrounding Aboriginal land and treaty rights and the duties of the Crown in relation to the land rights of First Nations for years to come.

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  • Doug Forbes will be doing a presentation on the new Condominium Act at the Professional Property Managers Association (PPMA) November General Meeting.

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  • TDS is hosting a reception at the Metropolitan Entertainment Centre for guests of the Winnipeg Real Estate Forum on April 28th starting at 7:30 p.m. TDS Law is a platinum sponsor of the 2014 Winnipeg Real Estate Forum. Multiple lawyers from the firm are registered attendees of the event and will be attending various sessions. The forum provides attendees with insights on the trends and opportunities within Winnipeg. In 2012, over 500 executives attended the event, 30% were from outside of Manitoba.

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  • Land transfer tax is a transaction cost that is often overlooked and seldom understood. Learn how land transfer tax is applied in Manitoba, how it is calculated and what transactions are and are not subject to the tax. John Stefaniuk, will provide an overview of the application of land transfer tax and the steps that can be taken to minimize the tax payable on real property transactions during this one hour webinar.

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  • The purchasers, H&R Real Estate Investment Trust and Montez Core Income Fund IV Limited Partnership, were represented as to Manitoba matters by John Stefaniuk of Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP. Primaris Management Inc. will manage the property.

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  • The purchase of Winnipeg’s premier office building, 201 Portage Avenue, located at the famed corner of Portage and Main, was closed May 29th, 2014, at a price that made it the largest office building real estate transaction in Winnipeg history. The purchasers - pension fund asset manager, Greystone Managed Investments Inc. and property owner/developer/manager, Harvard Developments Inc. - were represented by Rick Adams, Albina Moran, Erika Robson and Catherine Hamilton

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  • For the last 4 years, Albina has acted for The Manitoba Housing and Renewal Corporation with respect to the development of Bridgwater Forest (also known as Waverly West) situate in the south-west area of Winnipeg. Bridgwater Forest is one of the largest residential subdivisions in the history of Winnipeg. It will have an estimated 12,000 to 13,000 homes (single- and multi-family units) and 40,000 residents when fully developed. The development is scheduled to be completed by 2022.

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