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ATTRACTING PEOPLE TO DOWNTOWN MONTRÉAL

On the cover page of this issue is Michel Leblanc, president and chief executive officer of the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montréal. In an in-depth interview, he discusses plans to kickstart the economy and dynamics of Montréal, particularly its downtown core. Among other things, the Chamber wants to work with large property owners and developers to make the downtown area an attractive destination, creating private spaces with an appealing ambience so that employees working in the city centre will want to use them.

Our new feature column, Courtage immobilier 360°, might focus on an exceptional broker or print articles about issues of interest to property developers. Our first piece shines the spotlight on the career of former professional hockey player Joe Rullier, now a commercial real estate broker and vice-president of Colliers International.

This issue also includes a report on the City of Gatineau, which is benefiting from new opportunities and its proximity to Ottawa. Gaining in style and flair, the municipality is a growing hub of high tech and home to many new multi-residential projects.

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NECESSITY PROMOTES INNOVATION

While the 1918 pandemic had its beneficial consequences for the growth of the hospital network in the years that followed, COVID-19 brought its share of innovations here as elsewhere in the world. An excellent report at the beginning of the magazine will teach you a lot on the subject.

A hundred years is a little and a lot at the same time as we can see in this issue of Maintenance immobilière. Indeed, when we go from the article on the Spanish flu and its consequences, in particular for the hospital real estate sector, to the interview with Stéphane Daraîche, who deals with the management of a hospital center in times of COVID, we fully measure the phenomenal gap that separates the two eras. Also in this issue, an excellent text on smart buildings and another on critical connected systems.

We remind you that you still have time to submit an application for the BOMA Awards competition, the deadline being March 19. Annik Desmarteau, President of BOMA Québec, gives you all the details on page 26.

Champions de la construction Magazine

The 2020 ranking of construction champions

To establish this annual list published by Champions de la construction for 10 years this year, the CCQ uses the number of hours worked the previous year. As you know, the construction industry is very competitive, the entrepreneurs who are among the first are true champions!

COVID-19 has of course caused a shock wave in all sectors of our economy, and the construction sector has not escaped it. In these pages, Mélanie Ferland, Head of Research Practice, Strategy and Project Portfolio Directorate at the CCQ, tells us that 1.8 million hours were lost for the month of March alone. However, when you read Suzanne Gagné's report on the construction industry and the pandemic, you will see that the industry has managed to stick together.

We also invite you to read the article on real estate and technology written by Andrée De Serres, notably holder of the Ivanhoé Cambridge Chair in Real Estate (ESG UQAM), which our readers of Immobilier commercial magazine know well.

Finally, we are pleased to present our annual dossier dedicated to the roofing industry and to the Association des Maîtres Couvreurs du Québec (AMCQ).

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Montréal Economic Powerhouse

Montréal: European city in America!

On the economic front, the next few years look particularly promising for Montréal. But beyond the figures and statistics, I am convinced, the metropolis will remain this unique city where it is good to live, study, work, raise a family and party. Human, multicultural and open to the world, Montréal is more than ever a European city in America!

The 2020 edition of Montréal Economic Powerhouse gives an important place to the east of the city, a sector with lots to develop and a nearby workforce that offers significant economic growth potential. To discuss it, journalist Johanne Landry met with the mayor of the Rivière-des-Prairies - Pointe-aux-Trembles borough and responsible for eastern Montréal files, as well as the director of the City's Economic Development Service.

With its four universities and other higher education institutions, Montréal is a city of knowledge. It therefore seemed natural that the administration of Mayor Valérie Plante should forge closer ties with the education community; a reflection led to the establishment of three axes of intervention, from which flowed several projects in partnership with educational establishments. This is what journalist Gabrielle Brassard-Lecours tells us in this issue. 

Other subjects of great interest enrich this issue: real estate and mobility, to ensure sustainable and inclusive development in urban areas; the visibility of Greater Montréal with its delegation to MIPIM; the city's real estate offer for foreign investors; the employment integration of newcomers, among others. Certainly, the themes treated this year reflect the reality and the challenges that Montréal must face in order to remain this welcoming and economically prosperous city.

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Le Québec économique Edition

The annual edition of the collection Villes d’avenir, Le Québec économique is now available, for the 9th consecutive year. It provides an excellent description of the major issues facing municipalities across Quebec, from taxation and finances to mobility, mass transit and economic development. A portrait of ten magnificent Quebec villages is also included in this issue, which made its début at the annual conference of the Union of Quebec Municipalities, held this year in Gatineau.

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