Derek R. Elliott is a partner in the Real Estate & Development Group at Cassels with a focus on commercial real estate and lender-side financing. In his practice, Derek acts for banks, pension funds, trust companies, REITs, Crown corporations and private institutional clients in connection with the development, acquisition, disposition, leasing and financing of all major asset classes.
Derek serves as a trusted advisor on a range of residential and commercial projects, including matters related to multi-use condominium complexes, shopping centres, high-rise office towers, industrial developments, hotels, apartment buildings and residential subdivisions.
Derek has a reputation for deal making. Transactions he has acted on include mergers and acquisitions, complex corporate reorganizations and secured credit facilities. Derek also has experience in joint ventures, limited partnerships, inter-creditor relationships, and syndicated lending work, and has acted on many private equity placements.
Prior to joining Cassels, Derek worked as a partner in the Real Estate Group of one of Alberta’s oldest law firms.