National Leasing Centre

Whether you have a large, complex leasing portfolio or only need occasional guidance, you need a partner that will make it faster and easier to manage your leasing portfolio.

Our leasing-only specialists provide expert, practical advice to help you reduce costs and streamline processes.

Our National Leasing Centre’s (NLC) flexible approach lets you decide how to best deploy resources and get the exact level of support you need. We can work with your in-house legal team or provide external support.

Either way, when you partner with NLC, you receive:
  • fast, comprehensive support, so you can seize every opportunity
  • expert advice from specialists with years of intensive leasing skills and experience
  • Canada-wide coverage
  • real-world advice on how to simplify and streamline your leasing processes
  • use of the latest technology 
  • custom solutions and pricing that meet your unique needs

NLC handles projects of all sizes in a broad range of sectors, including office, industrial, retail, hospitality, mixed-use developments, telecommunications, condominium/strata, Crown lands, Indigenous and infrastructure. We can help you with:

  • lease drafting and related negotiations
  • amendments, renewals, extensions, surrenders, subleases, assignments and consents
  • opinions and interpretations
  • lease-related disputes and litigation support
  • due diligence lease reviews
  • M&A support


  • Provide leasing support, from offers to lease, leases, amendments, opinions and interpretations, to one of Canada’s five largest banks for office and retail locations across Canada.
  • Assist one of Canada’s largest retailers in the negotiation of retail food store and pharmacy leases in numerous locations across Canada, in locations ranging from regional malls, outdoor power centres and mixed-use urban projects.
  • Assist with lease negotiations and day to lease administration support for a leading international financial services group.
  • Provide leasing support and general real estate advice to a multinational heavy equipment manufacturer specializing in agricultural and forestry machinery for retail, office and industrial locations in Ontario.
  • Provide a range of leasing services to one of Ontario’s largest municipalities, including the development of leasing guidelines, precedent development and advice regarding process mapping and best practices, as well as general leasing support.
  • Provide leasing-related services to the largest network of office, co-working and meeting spaces in the world, with more than 3,000 locations in 120 countries.
  • Provide leasing-related services and counsel to a large franchise operator with more than 250 fast food and retail businesses across Canada and the U.S.
  • Provide real estate advice and support to a large American retail chain, including leasing and leasing related issues.
  • Provide leasing support and services to a German housewares retailer in multiple Canadian locations, including conventional shopping centres and outlet malls.
  • Assist a major global environmental consulting company with numerous real estate matters across Canada.

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