Richard A. Applebaum
Richard's practice involves a broad variety of real estate related matters with particular emphasis on real estate development, including condominium development, mixed-use developments, financings on behalf of borrowers, real estate joint ventures, subdivisions and lot sales, land acquisitions and commercial leasing.
Richard services condominium developers of all sizes and for all types of condominium projects including loft conversions, office building conversions, new low-rise projects and new hi-rise projects. He also represents one of Ontario's largest private and independent land developers relating to all aspects of its land development activities, including land acquisition, assisting in municipal approvals, financing, land servicing, lot sales and commercial block sales.
Richard represents borrowers of various sizes in a broad range of real estate financings including strip and enclosed shopping centres, land acquisitions, refinancings and office building projects. He also acts for both landlords and tenants in commercial leasing transactions, with emphasis on representation of landlords. His leasing experience includes commercial shopping centres, industrial projects, office buildings, restaurants and food supermarkets.
Noted by Lexpert as being Repeatedly Recommended for property financing and development work, Richard has also been selected by legal peers as one of The Best Lawyers in Canada 2012 (Real Estate Law) and has been recognized with the Martindale-Hubbell BV® Distinguished™ 4.4 out of 5 Peer Review Rating.