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Institutional portfolio management

Real estate investments

Desjardins Global Asset Management's Real Estate Investments team is the only Desjardins Group unit that acquires, develops and sells real estate assets; assigning day-to-day property management to third parties.

The experienced, multidisciplinary team in the real estate investments sector offers their services to Desjardins Group subsidiaries and components as well as to financial institutions and pension funds.

The professionals in the Real Estate Investments team manage a Canada-wide portfolio worth more than $4 billion.

A diversity of skills, delivered creatively and with professionalism

The unique strength of the Desjardins Global Asset Management's real estate investments sector lies in the complementary nature of its members' skills. These specialists have specific training, expertise and experience, acquired over many years in the real estate industry. Besides being dynamic and motivated, the team can draw on its knowledge of every aspect of real estate investment management, including:

  • asset management
  • portfolio strategy
  • advisory services
  • management of managers
  • integrated management of development projects

Through the team's combined expertise, the real estate investments sector can cover all the different categories of multi-unit residential properties:

  • retirement homes
  • shopping centres
  • office buildings
  • industrial buildings
  • land

Portfolio strategy

Based on the specific mandate, the Real Estate Investments team develops an optimal portfolio strategy while taking into account the investor's investment policies and objectives. The investment horizon and risk/return profile are then established in order to fine-tune the asset mix. This process also considers financial and ownership structures tailored to the client. The portfolio strategy will then focus on one of the following activities:

  • acquisition
  • disposal
  • development
  • redevelopment or repositioning of real estate assets
  • identifying partners

Integrated management of development projects

For large-scale development projects, Desjardins Global Asset Management's Real Estate Investments team offers integrated project management covering the following aspects, among others:

  • identifying partners
  • negotiating agreements
  • developing the ownership structure
  • financial analysis
  • market analysis
  • financing

The Real Estate Investments team can also act as advisors or coordinators in project planning and implementation by:

  • assembling a team of professionals (architects, engineers, consultants, etc.)
  • starting up construction
  • managing the tendering process
  • monitoring construction costs
  • delivering the project

Office buildings

Offices
1100 René-Lévesque

1100, boul. René-Lévesque Ouest
Montréal Québec

Property type: Offices, Class A
Number of floors: 26
Leasable area: 551 649 sq. ft.

Asset Manager for: Desjardins Financial Security
Ownership: 50%
Partner: MRC Office Limited Partnership (Omers)
Property Manager: Groupe Immobilier Oxford

Desjardins Financial Security - Head Office

200, avenue des Commandeurs
Lévis Québec

Property type: Offices, Class A
Number of floors: 7
Leasable area: 229 985 sq. ft.

Asset Manager for: Desjardins Financial Security
Ownership: 100%
Property Manager: Desjardins Financial Security

Le Windsor

1170, rue Peel
Montréal Québec

Property type: Offices, Class A
Number of floors: 9
Leasable area: 243 515 sq. ft.

Asset Manager for: Desjardins Financial Security
Ownership: 65%
Partner: Weloga Corporation
Property Manager: Corporation Immobilière Magil Laurentienne
Le Windsor

Complexe St-Amable

333, St-Amable et 1150, Claire Fontaine
Québec Québec

Property type: Offices, Class A
Number of floors: 7
Leasable area: 129 479 sq. ft.

Asset Manager for: Desjardins Financial Security
Ownership: 100%
Property Manager: Corporation Immobilière Magil Laurentienne

Le 1200 Chomedey

1200, boul. Chomedey
Laval (Québec)

Property type: Offices, Class B
Number of floors: 10
Leasable area: 103 469 sq. ft.

Asset Manager for: Desjardins Financial Security
Ownership: 100%
Property Manager: Société de gestion Cogir, s.e.n.c

Auteuil – 6300

6300-6350, Auteuil
Brossard Québec

Property type: Offices, Class B
Number of floors: 4
Leasable area: 98 252 sq. ft.

Asset Manager for: Société Immobilière Auteuil inc.
Ownership: 70%
Partner: Société Immobilière Auteuil inc.
Property Manager: Gestion Immocrédit inc

Auteuil – 6400

6400, Auteuil
Brossard Québec

Property type: Offices, Class B
Number of floors: 4
Leasable area: 57 668 sq. ft.

Asset Manager for: Desjardins Financial Security
Ownership: 70%
Partner: Société Immobilière Auteuil inc.
Property Manager: Gestion Immocrédit inc

4342 Queen Street

4342, Queen Street
Niagara Falls Ontario

Property type: Offices, Class A
Number of floors: 6
Leasable area: 143 960 sq. ft.

Asset Manager for: Desjardins Financial Security
Ownership: 100%
Property Manager: Avison Young

Erindale Corporate Centre

1270, 1290, 1300 Central Parkway Ouest
Mississauga Ontario

Property type: Offices, Class A
Number of floors: 4, 6 et 11
Leasable area: 333 795 sq. ft.

Asset Manager for: Desjardins Financial Security
Ownership: 50%
Partner: Erindale CPW Properties (Weloga Corporation)
Property Manager: Corporation Immobilière Magil Laurentienne
www.erindalecentre.com

Commerce Park

87-93 Skyway Avenue East
Dixon Road
Etobicoke Ontario

Property type: Offices, Class B
Number of floors: 2
Leasable area: 118 308 sq. ft.

Asset Manager for: Desjardins Financial Security - Emphyteutic lease
Ownership: 100%
Property Manager: Corporation Immobilière Magil Laurentienne

151 City Centre Drive

87-93 Skyway Avenue East
Dixon Road
Etobicoke Ontario

Property type: Offices, Class B
Number of floors: 9
Leasable area: 80 937 sq. ft.

Asset Manager for: Desjardins Financial Security
Ownership: 100%
Property Manager: Corporation Immobilière Magil Laurentienne

95 St. Clair

95 St. Clair Avenue West
Toronto Ontario

Property type: Offices, Class B
Number of floors: 17
Leasable area: 245 477 sq. ft.

Asset Manager for: Desjardins Financial Security
Ownership: 100%
Partner: Industrialle Alliance
Property Manager: Corporation Immobilière Magil Laurentienne

Offices – Commercial
Complexe Desjardins

Complexe Desjardins, 100-190, rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest
Montréal Québec

Property type: Offices – Commercial
Number of floors: 27 à 40
Leasable area: 2 695 767 sq. ft.

Asset Manager for: Desjardins Financial Security
Ownership: 100%
Partner: Industrialle Alliance
Property Manager: Desjardins Gestion immobilière

Commercial properties

Commercial
Merivale Shopping Fair

1560-1580, Merivale Road
Ottawa Ontario

Property type: Commercial
Number of floors: 5
Leasable area: 78 630 sq. ft.

Asset Manager for: Desjardins Financial Security
Ownership: 100%
Property Manager: Apollo Property Management

Town Centre Plaza

41-47 Milner Avenue
Toronto Ontario

Property type: Commercial
Number of floors: 1
Leasable area: 58 023 sq. ft.

Asset Manager for: Desjardins Financial Security
Ownership: 100%
Property Manager: Société Immobilière Ahern inc.

Town Centre Plaza II – No Frills

1455-1457 McCowan Road
Toronto Ontario

Property type: Commercial
Number of floors: 2
Leasable area: 143 911 sq. ft.

Asset Manager for: Desjardins Financial Security
Ownership: 100%
Property Manager: Société Immobilière Ahern inc

Office buildings

Industrial
Parc d'affaires Alphonse-Desjardins

6125, rue Wilfrid-Carrier
Lévis Québec

Property type: Industrial
Number of floors: 1
Leasable area: 34 784 sq. ft.

Asset Manager for: Desjardins Financial Security
Ownership: 100%
Property Manager: Douville Moffet et Associés

Cartwright Building

188 Cartwright Avenue
North York Ontario

Property type: Industrial
Number of floors: 1
Leasable area: 158 890 sq. ft.

Asset Manager for: Desjardins Financial Security - Emphyteutic lease
Ownership: 100%
Property Manager: Corporation Immobilière Magil Laurentienne

Carlingview Building

215 Carlingview Drive
Etobicoke Ontario

Property type: Industrial
Number of floors: 1
Leasable area: 59 123 sq. ft.

Asset Manager for: Desjardins Financial Security - Emphyteutic lease
Ownership: 100%
Property Manager: Corporation Immobilière Magil Laurentienne

Multi tenants industrial
Propriétés industrielles Laval

3200-3240, Autoroute 440
3225-3285, rue Jean-Béraud
2519-2595, boul. Chomedey
Laval Québec

Property type: Multi tenants industrial
Number of floors: 1
Leasable area: 279 751 sq. ft.

Asset Manager for: Desjardins Financial Security
Ownership: 100%
Property Manager: Société de gestion Cogir, s.e.n.c

Conroy Building

3030 Conroy Road
Ottawa Ontario

Property type: Multi tenants industrial
Number of floors: 1
Leasable area: 28 859 sq. ft.

Asset Manager for: Desjardins Financial Security
Ownership: 100%
Property Manager: Apollo Property Management

Galaxy Building

48 Galaxy Boulevard
Etobicoke Ontario

Property type: Multi tenants industrial
Number of floors: 1
Leasable area: 41 160 sq. ft.

Asset Manager for: Desjardins Financial Security - Emphyteutic lease
Ownership: 100%
Property Manager: Corporation Immobilière Magil Laurentienne

Residential properties

Multi-residential
L'Esterel

10, 20 et 30, avenue Vermont
Pointe-Claire Québec

Property type: Multi-residential
Number of floors: 1
Number of units: 216

Asset Manager for: Desjardins Financial Security
Ownership: 100%
Property Manager: Société de gestion Cogir, s.e.n.c

Lynvalley Apartments

5754 Yonge Street
North York Ontario

Property type: Multi-residential
Number of floors: 12
Number of units: 118

Asset Manager for: Desjardins Financial Security
Ownership: 100%
Property Manager: Corporation Immobilière Magil Laurentienne

Land

Land with building
700 Saint-Jacques

700, rue Saint-Jacques
Montréal Québec

Property type: Terrain (avec immeuble)
Number of floors: 1
Leasable area: 136 504 sq. ft.

Asset Manager for: Desjardins Financial Security
Ownership: 67%
Partner: Weloga Corporation
Property Manager: Corporation Immobilière Magil Laurentienne

Commercial and industrial land
Commercial and industrial land - Lévis

Boulevard de la Rive-Sud et rue Wilfrid-Carrier
Lévis Québec

Property type: Commercial and industrial land
Leasable area: 1 466 607 sq. ft.

Asset Manager for: Desjardins Financial Security
Ownership: 100%

Terrain résidentiel
Residential land - Roberval

Rue des Roses et voisinage
Roberval Québec

Property type: Terrain résidentiel
Leasable area: 1 169 069 sq. ft.

Asset Manager for: Desjardins Financial Security
Ownership: 100%

Terrain
Eramosa Road

325, Eramosa Road
Guelph Ontario

Property type: Terrain
Leasable area: 7 000 sq. ft.

Asset Manager for: Desjardins Financial Security
Ownership: 100%
Property Manager: Corporation Immobilière Magil Laurentienne

Skyway Land

Skyway Avenue West
Etobicoke Ontario

Property type: Terrain
Leasable area: 343 906 sq. ft.

Asset Manager for: Desjardins Financial Security - Emphyteutic lease
Ownership: 100%
Property Manager: Corporation Immobilière Magil Laurentienne

Galaxy Land

Galaxy Boulevard
Etobicoke Ontario

Property type: Terrain
Number of floors: 1
Leasable area: 134 426 sq. ft.

Asset Manager for: Desjardins Financial Security - Emphyteutic lease
Ownership: 100%
Property Manager: Corporation Immobilière Magil Laurentienne

Michel Bédard, CA
Vice-President
Real Estate Investments
Contact by email
514-285-7844

Michel Bédard manages a Canada-wide real estate portfolio of close to $1.4 billion. He has played a decisive role in numerous real estate transactions and projects, including E-Commerce Place and the 1000 De La Gauchetière complex in Montreal.

He held various positions at different real estate companies prior to joining Desjardins Group in 1995 as Regional Vice-President, Real Estate Investments. He was appointed Vice-President, Real Estate Investments at Desjardins Global Asset Management in 2001.

A chartered accountant since 1984, Mr. Bédard earned a bachelor's degree in Commerce at HEC Montréal in 1982.

Christian Pouliot
Regional Vice-President, Eastern Canada
Real Estate Investments
Contact by email
514-285-7932

Christian Pouliot is manager of the portfolio for eastern Canada. In this capacity, he manages a team of professionals dedicated to asset management and property transactions.

Mr. Pouliot occupied the position of Manager, Administration and Finance, at a specialized property management and development firm before joining Desjardins Group in 1997 as a real estate asset manager. He was appointed Regional Vice-President, Real Estate Investments, Eastern Canada, at Desjardins Global Asset Management in 2002.

Christian Pouliot obtained a bachelor degree in Commerce in 1982.

Brian Spratley
Regional Vice-President, Central Canada
Real Estate Investments
Contact by email
416-926-2616, ext. 5592304

Brian Spratley and his focused team of specialists provide strategic investment guidance for a diversified portfolio of properties in Central Canada

Before joining Desjardins in 2014 as Senior Asset Manager, Mr. Spratley held various positions in a number of large and small real estate companies. His experience includes asset management, land, office, retail and residential development.

Mr. Spratley received a Masters in Urban Design from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Toronto.

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