Melissa Schyven is a partner practising in Stikeman Elliott's Commercial Real Estate Group in Toronto. She is also an active member of the Banking & Lending Group and the Energy Group. Ms. Schyven's practice focuses on commercial real estate, including acquisitions, dispositions, commercial leasing and related matters, as well as a variety of banking transactions with a particular emphasis on project finance and acquisition finance. She has had frequent involvement in transactions involving large real property portfolios, the hospitality sector, REITs, and the retail sector. In addition, Ms. Schyven acts for developers and lenders with respect to power generation matters including renewable energy.