Brennan M. Carroll


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Brennan practices commercial real estate and development law, providing legal services to a large cross section of clients. He provides practical, efficient and timely advice to his clients for all types of commercial real estate transactions, including purchases, sales, leasing, joint venture and development arrangements, and financings.  

Brennan has particular expertise working with public and quasi-public clients, including various hospitals, colleges and municipalities. Projects for these clients include the design, build, financing, operation and maintenance of privately-managed medical office buildings and student residences. He also works closely with real estate professionals and in-house legal counsel for some of Canada's largest commercial and retail players to deal with their most important real estate matters.

Brennan fournit des services juridiques par l’intermédiaire d’une société professionnelle.


  • Retained by Investors Group to provide advice on commercial leases for both office and retail premises throughout Canada.
  • Represented University Health Network with respect to the lease of a building to Noventa for the development of a district energy system that will provide heating and cooling systems to Toronto Western Hospital.
  • Provided advice to ATS Industrial Automation with respect to its lease of an approximately 107,000 square foot manufacturing and warehousing facility in Cambridge, Ontario.

Beyond Our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Urban Land Institute (Toronto), including the University Development and Infrastructure Product Council
  • Member, Urban Land Institute (Toronto) currently serving on Membership Committee
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association, Real Property Law Section

Community Involvement

  • Board Member, BLG Foundation
  • Created and organized the ULI Leadership Program, which involves seven full day sessions for emerging real estate leaders
  • Arranged long-term employment at Loblaws for BLG’s sponsored family of Syrian refugees in 2017
  • Significant pro bono work for The Stop, a not-for-profit organization that deals with food and nutrition education; in particular, helped negotiate lease for The Stop's anchor tenancy of the Wychwood Green Barns, a project spotlighted in Pro Bono Law Ontario's 2009 Annual Report
  • Legal Advisor to John Howard Society on a potential support centre located near to Toronto's new jail in south Etobicoke
  • Volunteer, BLG Reads to Kids

Awards & Recognitions

  • Selected by peers for inclusion in the 2024 edition (and since 2014) of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Real Estate Law).
  • Recognized in the 2024 edition of Lexpert® Special Edition: Infrastructure.
  • Recognized in the 2024 edition (and since 2021) of Chambers Canada – Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business (Real Estate - Ontario).
  • Recognized in the 2024 edition (and since 2021) of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Property Leasing) and in the 2023 edition (and since 2021) (Property Development).
  • Recognized in the 2021 edition of Lexpert Special Edition: Energy.

Bar Admission & Education

  • Ontario, 2001
  • LLB, Université de Western Ontario, 1999
  • Political Science courses, Université de Western Ontario, 1994-96