• About ME

    Martin Vervoort is currently the in-house legal counsel for InterRent REIT and CLV Group.

    Martin Vervoort is an Ottawa-based lawyer who has been practicing for more than 30 years. He specializes in corporate law and real estate. Since 2011, he has served as the in-house legal counsel for CLV Group, a private property management and rental company, and InterRent REIT, a Canadian real estate investment trust.


    CLV Group has been helping renters and homeowners find a home for more than 45 years, including heritage-style apartment, high-rise apartments and family-oriented townhomes. CLV Group has more than 10,000 rental accommodations in more than a dozen Canadian cities including Ottawa, Hamilton, Toronto and Montreal. The company also has a commercial real estate division.


    InterRent REIT is a growth-oriented real estate investment trust which focuses on increasing unit holder value through the acquisition, ownership, and proactive management of income producing, multi-residential properties. The REIT owns and manages a portfolio of more than 9,000 suites across 15 cities in Ontario and Quebec.


    Before joining CLV Group and InterRent REIT, Martin Vervoort spent his legal career with Maclaren Corlett LLP, starting as an articulating student in 1985 and becoming a partner in the Ottawa-based law firm in 1996. Established in 1873 as Scott & Stewart, Maclaren Corlett LLP provides legal services to local, national and international clients on a wide variety of issues. Martin is a staunch supporter of civic engagement and taking part in charitable activities. His team at CLV Group has been involved with several local and national charities over the years, and he strongly believes that philanthropy work within an organization helps to foster
    employee morale.


    He has twice won CLV Group’s Ron Kolbus award for community involvement. Martin has also served on a number of boards of directors for local non-profit charities , including the Canadian Mental Health Association – Ottawa Branch, where he was chair from 2014 to 2016. Additionally, he was a board member for Ottawa Festivals from 2007 to 2010 where he also served as the interim president. He was also involved with the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival for eight years and was Chair of the Festival’s Board for six of those years.


    Martin Vervoort studied at the University of Waterloo and the University of Toronto, earning an undergraduate degree in Canadian History. He earned his law degree at Queen’s University in Kingston and was called to the bar in 1987.

     

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    Mental health issues impact millions of people across the world, and here in Canada, 1 in 5 people will personally experience a mental health problem or illness every year. Mental health does not discriminate. It affects people of all ages, education, income levels, and cultures. That’s why it’s...
  • Education

    Queen's University

    1985

    Bachelor of Laws - LLB, Law

    University of Toronto

    1977-1979

    Bachelor of Arts - BA

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