Bob Kasian



Regina / Saskatoon

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Education & Qualifications

  • Saskatchewan Bar (2005)
  • British Columbia Bar (2001)
  • LLB (Saskatchewan, 2000)
  • BA with honours (Saskatchewan, 1997)

Bob 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.

  • Director, Downtown Business Improvement District (Regina, 2017-2019)
  • Chair, Chamber of Commerce (Regina, 2016)
  • Vice-chair, Trades and Skills Centre (Regina, 2016-present)
  • Vice-chair, Chamber of Commerce (Regina, 2015)
  • Governance Committee Chair, Trades and Skills Centre (Regina, 2015-present)
  • Director, Chamber of Commerce (Regina, 2013-2016)
  • Director, Trades and Skills Centre (Regina, 2012-present)
  • Member, Legal Advisory Committee, Office of Public Registry Administration (2013-present)
  • Member, Legal Sector Customer Committee, Information Services Corporation (2011-present)
  • Member, Real Estate Committee, Law Society of Saskatchewan (Saskatchewan, 2010-2013)
  • Presenter, “Buying, Selling and Leasing Farmland – Legal Considerations,” CYFF Annual Young Farmers Conference (Vancouver, February 2016)
  • Presenter, “Title Insurance in Real Estate Transactions,” Focus on Real Estate, Law Society of Saskatchewan (October 2012)
  • Author, “Investing in Farmland,” Global Ventures 3, No. 4 (July/August 2011)
  • Author, “Acquiring Surface Rights Under The Surface Rights Acquisition and Compensation Act,” BarNotes XXIV, No. 3 (2010)
  • Presenter, “Recent Developments in Condominium Law,” Annual General Meeting, Real Estate Institute of Saskatchewan (2010)
  • Presenter, “Foreign Ownership Restrictions Under The Saskatchewan Farm Security Act,” Business Law North Subsection, Canadian Bar Association (2010)
  • Author, “Liability of Property Owners Under Saskatchewan Environmental Legislation,” BarNotes Vol. XXIII, No. 3 (2009)
  • Author, “Provinces Differ on Condo Fund Study Requirements,” The Lawyers Weekly (February 2009)
  • Author, “Comparison of Condominium Reserve Fund Study Requirements,” The Lawyers Weekly Vol. 28, No. 39 (February 2009)
  • Presenter, “Commercial Leases,” Real Estate in a Hot Market Seminar, Saskatchewan Legal Education Society (2008)
  • Recognized as Top Lawyer, Agribusiness and Cannabis, Lexpert Special Edition
  • Named a Leading Practitioner, Property Development, Property Leasing, Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory