Andrew Salem

Partner | 
Toronto

Andrew Salem is a partner in the Real Estate & Development Group at Cassels. Andrew practices commercial real estate and property development law. He represents clients on acquisitions, sales, co-ownerships, commercial leasing, financing transactions, property management and all aspects of real estate and development projects. Andrew regularly acts as real estate/development counsel in connection with energy and infrastructure projects and transactions and he represents clients throughout Ontario in connection with planning and development approvals. Andrew has acted for a wide range of clients, including property developers and investors, federal and provincial government agencies, municipalities, major Canadian universities, financial institutions, restaurants and retailers, energy companies, hospitals, media/communications companies, railways and large manufacturers.

Andrew’s representative experience includes:

  • A provincial government agency in connection with property acquisitions, dispositions, leasing and planning/development matters for over 15 years
  • A large university on several major property acquisitions and other real estate, development and leasing matters
  • National and international retail and restaurant tenants in connection with Canadian leasing matters
  • A residential developer in connection with a proposed multi-stage 1,500+ unit development project in Toronto
  • The purchaser in respect of the $78 million acquisition and financing of an office building in Toronto

  • Best Lawyers in Canada (Real Estate)
  • Dorothy Ley Hospice, Board Member and former Chair
  • LL.M., Osgoode Hall Law School, 1999
  • LL.B., University of British Columbia, 1994
  • Ryerson University School of Urban and Regional Planning, 1989–1991
  • Ontario, 1998
  • Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD)
  • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP)
  • Ontario Bar Association, Real Property, Natural Resources and Energy, and Municipal Law Sections