Kyle Genga

Senior Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Kyle Genga

Kyle Genga


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Kyle Genga is co-head of real estate for the Toronto office. He maintains a diverse commercial real estate portfolio, and has acted on some of the country's largest transactions.

Kyle's practice covers all aspects of transactions including: routinely advising clients on purchases, sales and financings (lender's and borrower's side), sale/leaseback transactions, lease securitizations, mortgage bond and debenture issuances, limited partnerships, co-tenancies and other joint-venture arrangements, private equity and mortgage investment funds, commercial leasing and design-build transactions.

Professional experience

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LL.B.  (magna cum laude), University of Ottawa, 1995
B.A., York University, 1992
  • Ontario 1996
  • Acted as principal counsel to the landlord in connection with the negotiation of a long-term credit lease agreement with Wal-Mart Canada Corp. for the construction and leasing of a 550,000 sq. ft. state-of-the art distribution centre in Vaughan, Ontario, and the issuance of CAD $210 million aggregate principal amount of 3.340% Series A First Mortgage Bonds, the proceeds of which will be used to, among other things, finance the facility's construction costs
  • Advising a senior secured lender under a CAD $650 million construction loan facility in connection with the real estate aspects of a security review opinion and the resulting receivership and sale process relating to a high-rise residential condominium project in Toronto
  • Lead counsel to the purchaser of a 90-property portfolio of CIBC banking centre locations across Canada as part of a sale/leaseback transaction and related acquisition financing
  • Lead counsel to the borrower in connection with a $200 million first-ranking acquisition credit facility with respect to the purchase of 2 Bloor Street West and Cumberland Terrace, Toronto
  • Lead counsel to the developer in connection with construction loan facilities for several major downtown Toronto condominium sites
  • Co-counsel to a consortium that acquired 17 shopping centre properties from Primaris Reit as part of a larger $4.5 billion dollar transaction
  • Lead counsel to the vendor of a portfolio of 14 industrial and mixed-use properties in the GTA with a total leasable area of approximately 1.2 million square feet for a purchase price of approximately $100 million
  • Represented the owner/developer in the negotiation of a lease for an approximately 1 million square-foot shipping and receiving facility and related $84 million construction loan facility
  • Co-counsel to the joint venture in connection with the acquisition of ING Summit Industrial Fund LP (including indirect interests in 400+ industrial property portfolio) for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $2 billion
  • Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board, in the creation of a $300 million Mezzanine Mortgage Fund targeted at the retirement home and long-term care sectors.
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2020 - 2021: recommended in Property Development, Property Leasing; 2020: recommended in Banking & Financial Institutions