Savvas Kotsopoulos is a real estate lawyer who focuses on acquisitions, dispositions, development, and commercial leasing. He has extensive expertise in structuring and settling various joint venture structures and associated agreements (in particular, co-ownerships and limited partnerships). He also has expertise in the associated development and property management agreements for these structures across all asset classes including, retail and commercial, industrial and office, multi-residential, hospitality, and entertainment properties. Savvas represents a broad client base including private developers, investors, public and private institutional investment companies, and real estate investment trusts.
Savvas also practises extensively in the area of commercial leasing. He has particular expertise in complex leases including design-build and build-to-suit leases, ground leases, and large office, retail, and industrial anchor tenancies. His practice is evenly balanced between representing landlords and tenants.
In support of his real estate practice, Savvas has developed particular expertise in the retail industry. He advises U.S. and international retailers seeking to expand their business in Canada, either organically through “greenfield” development or through acquisitions of existing businesses or real estate portfolios. He is a national leader for retail services at Miller Thomson, providing domestic and international retailers with representation in connection with all facets of the establishment and undertaking of their businesses in Canada.