Debbie Rowat

Past Life In-House:

Oxford Properties, Governance and Compliance Legal Counsel

Royal Bank of Canada, Senior Legal Counsel

Cara Operations Ltd., Legal Counsel

Past Life Law Firm:

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Legal Superpowers:

Debbie is a senior commercial real estate lawyer with extensive experience in the real estate and pension business sectors. She is specialized in the purchase, sale, leasing, financing, development, and operation of commercial real estate and has represented major developers, retailers, financial institutions, lenders, and pension funds.

Alter Ego:

Debbie is an avid downhill skier. She is passionate about travel as well as good food and wine – she tries to combine these interests whenever possible! Debbie also enjoys big city and small town theater, Blue Jays baseball games and, against all logic, The Toronto Maple Leafs.


LL.M., Cambridge University (1979)

LL.B., University of Western Ontario (1978)

B.A., University of Western Ontario (1975)