Eric Carmona is a partner in the Toronto office of Stikeman Elliott. He is a senior member of the firm's Real Estate Group and practises in the area of commercial real estate. His practice encompasses all aspects of real property transactions, including the purchase, sale and financing of commercial office complexes, retail shopping centres, residential apartment buildings and hotels, as well as secured lending. Mr. Carmona has extensive experience in joint venture structuring, portfolio acquisitions, financings and restructurings (acting on behalf of both lending syndicates and corporate borrowers), and also practises corporate commercial law, with an emphasis on the acquisition and/or privatization of public real estate enterprises and capital markets transactions. He has had significant exposure to a wide variety of transactional work for both private and public companies and REITs.