Robert Kasian

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Office: Regina

Main: (306) 347-8497

Fax: (306) 352-5250

Education & Qualifications

  • Saskatchewan Bar (2005)
  • British Columbia Bar (2001)
  • LL.B. (Saskatchewan, 2000)
  • B.A. with Honours (Saskatchewan, 1997)

Bob Kasian is a real estate and commercial lawyer with broad experience in the areas of commercial real estate and secured lending. His clients include owners, tenants, developers, financial institutions, private lenders and investors.

  • Saskatchewan counsel for a newly formed REIT in connection with its initial public offering on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the acquisition of a portfolio of commercial properties.
  • Saskatchewan counsel for a REIT in the purchase of two major shopping centres located in Saskatoon and Regina.
  • Counsel for various financial institutions and lenders in respect of commercial financing transactions.
  • Counsel for the purchaser of a $40 million office tower in Regina.
  • Saskatchewan counsel for a REIT in the purchase and financing of various office and commercial buildings with an aggregate purchase price of over $50 million.
  • Counsel for an anchor tenant in the negotiation of a 40,000 square foot office lease in a newly constructed Class A office tower.
  • Saskatchewan counsel for a REIT for the acquisition and financing of a retail shopping centre in Saskatoon having a purchase price of $185 million.
  • Counsel for a developer on the acquisition, financing and development of multiple assisted living residences having an aggregate value of approximately $223 million.
  • Counsel to a financial institution providing a $30 million credit facility to a publicly traded mining company secured principally by the borrower’s mineral holdings.
  • Counsel for the vendor of a $50 million Class A office tower in Saskatoon.
  • Counsel for a developer in the acquisition of a portfolio of apartment buildings in Saskatoon, North Battleford and Regina and the subsequent conversion of the buildings into condominiums having an aggregate value of approximately $40 million.

 

Bob regularly represents clients on matters related to the development, acquisition and financing of farm land, condominiums, office buildings, industrial properties, apartment complexes, condominium projects, hotel properties, assisted-care facilities, and other commercial properties in Saskatchewan.

  • Regina Chamber of Commerce – Director (since 2013), Vice-Chair (2015), Chair (2016)
  • Office of Public Registry Administration – Member, Legal Advisory Committee (since 2013)
  • Information Services Corporation – Member, Legal Sector Customer Committee (since 2011)
  • Regina Trades & Skills Centre – Director (since 2012)
  • Law Society of Saskatchewan, Real Estate Committee – Member (since 2010)
  • Canadian Condominium Institute, North Saskatchewan Chapter – Director (2008-2011)
  • CBA Saskatchewan BarNotes – Editorial Board (2007-2011)
  • “Buying, Selling and Leasing Farmland – Legal Considerations”, 2016 CYFF Annual Young Farmers Conference (Vancouver, February 26-29, 2016)
  • “Title Insurance in Real Estate Transactions”, Focus on Real Estate, Law Society of Saskatchewan (October, 2012).
  • “Investing in Farmland”, Global Ventures 3, No. 4 (July/August, 2011).
  • “Acquiring Surface Rights Under The Surface Rights Acquisition and Compensation Act”, in BarNotes XXIV, No. 3 (Spring 2010).
  • “Recent Developments in Condominium Law”, Real Estate Institute of Saskatchewan, Annual General Meeting (2010).
  • “Foreign Ownership Restrictions Under The Saskatchewan Farm Security Act”, Canadian Bar Association, Business Law North Subsection (2010).
  • “Liability of Property Owners Under Saskatchewan Environmental Legislation”, in Vol. XXIII, No. 3 BarNotes(Spring 2009).
  • “Provinces Differ on Condo Fund Study Requirements”, The Lawyers Weekly (February 27, 2009).
  • “Comparison of Condominium Reserve Fund Study Requirements”, in Vol. 28, No. 39 The Lawyers Weekly (February 27, 2009).
  • “Commercial Leases”, Real Estate in a Hot Market Seminar, Saskatchewan Legal Education Society (2008).