Immobilier commercial Magazine


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.

Maintenance immobilière Magazine


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


This edition of Montréal Economic Powerhouse focuses on the revival of Montréal and its downtown area. At any rate, Mayor Valérie Plante shares that belief and states why in an interview with our journalist. And she is not alone. The CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montréal, Michel Leblanc, also foresees a return to normal for the downtown core, even if certain changes caused by the pandemic will not disappear overnight. Others are just as confident, to the point of predicting the return of high heels soon strolling along city sidewalks. That would be nice... One thing is certain, the economic journalist René Vézina, the magazine's new editor-in-chief, has done everything possible to present you with a quality informative publication that highlights Montréal's great strengths.

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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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