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Real Estate Mediator | Property Mediator
Real Estate Disputes Mediation
Property Dispute Mediation

David Alderson, LL.B, LL.M, Q. Arb.

David Alderson
Real Estate Mediator
Phone: (416) 979 2020 ext 230
Bio | Contact

David Alderson, LL.B, LL.M, Q.Arb, accepts property dispute mediator and real estate dispute mediator appointments. He offers mediator appointment on reasonable fees and with good availability.

Real Estate Dispute Mediator – Approach to Resolving Disputes

David seeks to be a resolver, an effective mediator, by being an interactive listener, a facilitator of communications and negotiation, and when all the parties to a dispute require it, a neutral evaluator.

With over 40 years of practice as a lawyer in a very wide variety of disputes, both in local and international practices, David brings to the mediation a broad competence in facilitating the process, assisting parties to articulate their interests and to define the issues, and in subject matter neutral evaluation. He is equally at home in the context of complex, multi-party, and two-party single-issue disputes. David is on the Ontario Bar Association Remote Mediation Roster of Mediators.

David is confident about the mediation process and considers that it provides the best prospect of resolving a dispute without resort to the expensive, time-consuming and disruptive process involved in traditional court-based litigation. David promotes principled negotiations so that the parties can assert and negotiate their interests, by an agreed process, on the path to a resolution acceptable to all parties. He can assist the parties to find viable options in their principled negotiations of the issues.

He will actively help parties get to the facts, and identify their respective interests, whether in a joint session or in caucus, and to overcome obstacles to a principled negotiation.

Real Estate Dispute Mediator – Background

David has ADR experience, both here and abroad, and is aware of the variety of litigation styles, of recognizing and discerning cultural interests in dispute resolution, and of the need to evoke the articulation of the interests by the parties, so that they may find a resolution of their disputes. David has considerable, and long-standing practice experience in complex arbitration, mediation and more recently, as an arbitrator and mediator. He has been appointed as an arbitrator by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice to adjudicate commercial matters.

He holds a LL.B (Osgoode) 1980 and a LL.M (Lond.) 1988. David has practiced litigation and arbitration in Ontario, London England, Bermuda and Dubai. He is also admitted in New York state, but currently practices only the laws of Ontario and Canada, though brings his global experience of dispute resolution to each mediation. He is a Qualified Arbitrator (Q.Arb).

David has completed each of the Foundations in Judicial Competencies Series, and the Adjudicative Tribunal Competency Series and has been granted a Certificate of Completion in each by the Ontario Bar Association. David has taught both contemporary business ethics and communications at university level.

Real Estate Mediator | Property Dispute Mediator | Types of Disputes

Real Estate and property disputes comprise a wide variety of disputes and differences, including disputes about failure or refusal to close a purchase and sale agreement, including for pre-construction homes, condo disputes, latent damages claims, commercial leasing, lending disputes, and use of land-based property disputes.

Commercial Leasing Dispute Mediator

One of the most common commercial lease disputes is lease renewal, both duration and rent. Typical commercial leasing disputes which parties may wish David Alderson to mediate, include:

    • Commercial Leasing Disputes
    • Renewal & Termination
    • Maintenance & Repair
    • Rent Mediation
    • Lease Defaults
    • Clause Interpretation
    • Breach of Lease
    • Abatement
    • Use and Alterations
    • Damage and Destruction
    • Assignment
    • Environmental Issues
    • Commercial and Industrial
    • Lease Renewal

Real Estate and Land-based Property Disputes Mediator

Common real estate disputes referred to mediation include failed agreement of purchase and sale, refusal or inability to close sale of land, property or home, pre-construction sales, forced sale of property and rescission. Other disputes may involve commission claims, development disputes, lending disputes, projects, project finance, use of land and property, or with brokers, agents, vendors, sellers and purchasers.

Real estate and property mediation often includes this subject matter:

    • Residential Property
    • Condominium
    • Corporation and Condo
    • Unit Owners
    • Recreational Property
    • Cottages and Chalets
    • Office and Shared Space
    • Industrial Property
    • Commercial Property
    • Farm Property
    • New Home Pre Construction
    • Stadium, Arena and Event Space
    • Retail Property
    • Land
    • Lease and License
    • Shopping Mall Lease and License
    • Fractional Ownership
    • Estates and Trusts
    • Agricultural Property

High Value Personal Property Mediator | Loan and Gift Mediator

Property mediation can involve the issue of whether real estate or high-value personal property was the subject of a gift or loan, which often arises in the context of family, friends or other relationships.

High value personal property such as art, fine art collections, jewelry and precious metals, industrial and commercial machine and equipment may be the subject of property mediation.

Mediator’s Resume and Agreement to Mediate and Terms of Mediation

David’s online Bio pages are here: Mediator and Lawyer.

Agreement to Mediate and Terms of Appointment are available on request to the Mediator’s Assistant.

Appointment and Availability Enquiries

To make appointment and availability enquiries about David Alderson as mediators, please contact the Gilbertson Davis LLP Mediation Chambers Intake Coordinator or the Mediator’s Assistant (416) 979 2020, ext. 223 or by email at

Hourly Rate Fee: $565.00 per hour, plus facilities and applicable taxes. Daily and Half Day Rates available.
Lower Rate if Disputes About $1 Million or Less.
Languages: English

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    David Alderson

    LL.B, LL.M, Q.Arb
    Real Estate Mediator
    $565 per hour*
    Lower Rate if Disputes About $1 Million or Less

    *plus facilities and applicable taxes.