Jillian Karras practices in commercial and residential real estate law, with a focus on acquisitions/sales, commercial leasing and real estate-based financing, serving a broad variety of clients, including real property and commercial developers, commercial landlords and tenants, chartered banks, private and public corporations and institutional and private lenders.
She has a range of experience in the area, including drafting purchase and sale agreements, commercial leases and other real estate contracts. She advises on property transactions, including:
- project developments
- acquisitions, dispositions and financing of office towers
- retail spaces
- shopping centers
- industrial projects
- bare land and residential properties
Jillian also advises borrowers and commercial lending institutions regarding loans secured by real estate or personal property; representing landlords and tenants on aspects of commercial leasing of office towers, retail spaces, shopping centers and industrial projects; and advising clients on land use and regulatory issues, including development, subdivision, zoning and permitting.
Prior to joining BLG, Jillian practiced real estate law in the Vancouver and Calgary offices of a global law firm.