Fredric L. Carsley is a lawyer specialized in commercial real estate law with particular emphasis on major retail and office projects. He acts for well-known stakeholders in the industry with respect to the acquisition, development, financing and leasing of commercial real estate.
Mr. Carsley has been in the foreground of lobbying activities on behalf of the commercial real estate industry, notably the proposed tax on non-residential parking and Section 10(2) of the Canada Interest Act. From 2002 until 2006, he headed the Canadian shopping centre industry government relations representation team. In recognition of his contribution, he received the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Trustees Distinguished Service Award, the highest award bestowed by the retail real estate industry.
Identified by various national and international directories as a leading practitioner in the fields of property development and property leasing, Mr. Carsley is renowned for his preeminent legal ability and high professional and ethical standards. Clients have publicly acknowledged his expertise, dedication and responsiveness remarking, above all, that he treats every file as though he has a personal stake in the outcome. A frequent speaker and writer on commercial real estate issues, recent topics include leveraged sale-leaseback transactions, power center leases and money laundering obligations for real estate developers and brokers.