Ongoing restructuring, rent abatements and related challenges of the difficult retail environment – for major retailers including Designer Brands Inc. (DSW, The Shoe Company, Shoe Warehouse); Fossil; Watch Station; GUESS; Marciano; G By GUESS; etc.
Ongoing formal bankruptcy restructuring work for Tailored Brands.
Lease Restructuring, rent abatements and related challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic – for international retailers including Vans; The North Face; Icebreaker; Work Authority; DSW; The Shoe Company; Shoe Warehouse; Fossil; Watch Station; GUESS; Marciano; G By GUESS; etc.
Formal bankruptcy restructuring work for Tailored Brands / Moores and General Nutrition Centers.
Vans. Opening of the new Vans at Square One, Mississauga.
The North Face. Opening of the new The North Face Outlet at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet, Vancouver.
VANS. Opening of the new Vans at Richmond Centre, Vancouver.
VANS. Grand Opening of the new Flagship at Yorkdale Shopping Centre, Toronto.
Long Tall Sally. Identified and completed complex Disposition of all North American stores for LTS’s exit of physical retail globally. See CEO Reference Letter
Rudsak. Restored company to viability through difficult, strategic restructuring, as well as the development of select new stores.
VANS. Initial market entry in Canada (downtown Toronto, 2012) and subsequent 20+ store expansion in major markets across Canada.
Joe Fresh. Selected roll-out of Joe Fresh standalone stores in Canada.
GNC. Handled the expansion of GNC in Canada, and assisted in Portfolio Management and Analysis.
Victoria’s Secret. Finalized multiple store, market entry flagship strategy and secured prime locations in Canada’s best malls. See EVP Reference Letter
Long Tall Sally. Completed acquisition of Canadian stores and head office for UK-based Long Tall Sally, in addition to completing the initial entry of Long Tall Sally into the US.
Limited Brands. Facilitated 10-store package for successful launch of Bath & Body Works in Canada.
Aerie. Finalized new stores for Aerie by American Eagle in Canada, including the brand’s Toronto Eaton Centre flagship.
American Eagle. Finalized new 17,428 sq. ft. flagship American Eagle store at Rue Peel & Rue Sainte-Catherine, in Montreal.
Limited Brands. Handled all real estate-related components of the Acquisition of La Senza Corporation by Limited Brands (owners of Victoria’s Secret, etc.) in a transaction valued at $628 million USD ($710 million CDN).
MPA. Mike Parker receives certification as an Expert Witness by Ontario Superior Court.
SAAN. Completed complex restructuring for SAAN Stores Limited, encompassing 142 stores and involving 100 separate landlords.
Denninghouse Inc. Advisory services/Dispositions in the restructuring of Buck or Two’s 313 stores under CCAA.
Suzy Shier. Successful divestiture of the company’s 178-store portfolio.
Cotton Ginny. Completed lease valuation for Trustee.
The Children’s Place. Acquisition of 23 leases from Comark’s Young Canada and Au Coin des Petits divisions and developed subsequent Canada-wide expansion.
Fairweather Ltd. Acquisition of the 73-store chain from Receiver.
Bi-way. Disposition of Bi-way Real Estate Portfolio. Handled the Marketing and Disposition of more than 240 former Bi-way leases, generating significant added revenue for the Receiver.
American Eagle Outfitters. Acquisition of 177 leases of the Braemar and Thrifty’s/Bluenotes divisions of Dylex Limited. Renegotiated the leases, permitting the conversion of 46 Braemer stores to American Eagle.
Pacific Linen. Wind-up of Seattle-based company, including Dispositions.
La Senza UK. Public offering and expansion of La Senza in the UK.
Consumers Distributing. Wind-up of national retail company.
Dylex Limited. Successfully led Dylex Limited, Canada’s largest retailer, through a restructuring under CCAA.
Confidential consulting and advisory services on major transactions/portfolios/valuations, etc. for retailers, investors and financial institutions.