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NAI Commercial announces the arrival of Joseph Akoury within the investment team

Actively involved in the financial field since 1988, Joseph Akoury has extensive business experience. He began his career in garment manufacturing after studying industrial management at Collège de Bois-de-Boulogne. Thanks to his previous experience as a manufacturer, distributor and retailer, Joseph is better equipped than ever to understand people’s needs and concerns in his new role as commercial real estate broker. Whether it involves property sales, purchases, or leasing, his entrepreneurial skills and vast network of business contacts made throughout the years are valuable assets for NAI Commercial. More >

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The National Bank of Canada sells 3 of their properties through NAI Commercial

Laurier Tremblay & Benoit Jacques, guided by their experience, have completed with success their mandate in selling 3 of the National Bank of Canada unoccupied branches in Quebec; these three mandates were previously given to other real estate agencies without succeeding.

NAI Commercial strategy, personalized for the National Bank’s needs, was a direct success within a few months. The efficient marketing approach, the continuous work and the diligent follow-up of the real estate brokers contributed to the conclusion of these three transactions. Both parties appreciated their support and their advices.
The NAI team has met all expectations of this major institutional client. A job well done!!! More >

NAI Commercial supports Fondation Tel-Jeunes

NAI Commercial is proud to have attended the famous Lobster Lunch organized each year by the Fondation Tel-Jeunes.

Our real estate broker Yvan Héroux, long member of the Honor Committee, has also actively participated in the ticket sale to allow Tel-Jeunes and Ligne Parents to pursue their activities in supporting both families and young people in need.

The event was a true success and raised net impressive amount of $900,000 More >

NAI Commercial finds new location for Jean Coutu Group New Headquarters with a 3 million SF Site in Quebec

In February 2013, the Jean Coutu Group called upon NAI Montréal to find a location for its new headquarters and to negotiate the terms and conditions. Among the five properties sourced by brokers François Paquin and Laurent Lauzon, the Jean Coutu Group selected a lot of 3 million square feet in the city of Varennes, Quebec. Construction of the 800 000-square foot complex is slated to begin in 2014 and involves an investment of $190M. The transfer of operations is expected to take place in early 2016. More than 1000 employees will be transferred to the new site. More >

Sale of One of BC Largest Medical Distribution Company for $8.1 Million

NAI Commercial is pleased to announce the sale of one of BC largest medical distribution companies. The $8.1 million transaction completes the succession plan for the Vendors.

The transaction was negotiated by Alf Sanderson with the assistance of his team, Delon Cheung and Jens Sigvardt of our Vancouver office’s Business Advisory Practice which provided the principle business elements of the deal. For more information, contact Alf Sanderson, Vice President at (604) 691-6646 or Greg McPhie, Managing Partner-B.C. at (604) 691-6643.

NAI Commercial is an integral part of the world’s leading managed network of commercial real estate firms. NAI manages a network with 5,000 professionals and 350 offices in 55 countries worldwide. We bring together people and resources wherever needed to deliver outstanding results for our clients, and complete over $45 billion in transactions annually. Our clients come to us for our deep local knowledge. They build their businesses on the power of our global managed network. To learn more, visit www.naicommercial.ca or www.naibusinesses.ca.

NAI Commercial invites you to visit our booth in ICSC Quebec

NAI Commercial invites its valued clients as well as retailers, developers, landlords and property owners to visit its booth and to meet with its brokers at the 2013 ICSC Quebec Conference, which will be held June 19-20 at Le Westin Montréal.

A leader in the global commercial real estate market, NAI Commercial’s participation at the conference will provide visitors with a unique opportunity to discuss with members of our team. The firm’s comprehensive service offer also includes market studies, visibility strategies in partnership with its solid global network. By taking part in this event, NAI Commercial highlights its goal to maximize the visibility of its local and international clients, to help them drive their business development and to share its market insight and know-how in view of promoting a long-lasting and mutually profitable partnership.

This prestigious conference hosted by the International Council of Shopping Centers will bring together over 500 retailers as well as inspiring speakers and corporate leaders. NAI Commercial’s participation is in line with its on-going commitment to industry excellence and staying on top of real estate trends. Most importantly, NAI Commercial ultimately aims to help its clients and partners benefit from outstanding visibility and expertise. More >

François Paquin & Benoit Jacques of NAI Commercial were the proud main sponsors of the Vanguard Annual Golf Tournament.

The Annual Golf Tournament benefiting Vanguard School took place on May 27, 2013, at the Montreal Country Club in St-Lambert. More than 110 players and more than 150 businesspeople from Montreal attended the dinner, the auction and the prize–giving ceremony.

As the Vice-President of the Board of Directors of the Development Fund of Vanguard School, Benoit has been involved since 2012 in this organization that greatly contributes to the success of its students who have a severe learning disability. He was able to see that it focuses on stimulating pedagogical methods that meet the expectations of the school boards that entrust them with these students through agreements for educational services.

Aware that specialized services are rare and must be readily available to prevent students from dropping out of school, which can be costly, Benoit is concerned with the important social challenges that Vanguard School had to face to remain accessible, modern, unique and specialized.

NAI is very proud to be associated with the school’s expansion by helping with the acquisition of the property located at 5935 Côte-de-Liesse in Montreal and the sale of three (3) former campuses. Armed with its expertise, NAI provided advice to school officials regarding the feasibility of the modernization of existing infrastructure, which will allow the school to offer not only classrooms to its students, but also an environment where they will learn to grow and thrive in ideal conditions. Mission accomplished for NAI!

Also, we invite you to visit the school’s website: www.vanguardquebec.qc.ca to discover its unique social contribution in the field of academic and individual success of children who, due to their differences, cannot be efficiently helped in a regular classroom but who accomplish small miracles when properly supported. There, you will also find all the information pertaining to the fund raising campaign: ‘’Give us wings’’. More >

NAI Commercial announces the arrival of Gabrielle Saine within the Poitras team

After graduating from HEC Montréal in Business Administration and working in the sports industry for some time, Gabrielle embarked on a career as a rental agent in 2008 at SICAM, a commercial real estate developer. She then joined Gilbert Vocelle Real Estate, an agency specializing in commercial real estate, working alongside Pierre Pesant, a seasoned real estate broker who introduced her to the art of commercial real estate brokerage. Gabrielle also expanded into residential and commercial real estate development by founding G16 Immobilier, a real estate development firm for a condo project in Montréal’s Little Italy district.

In April 2013, Gabrielle joined the highly regarded Poitras team, which includes Paul-Éric, Béatrice and Stéphanie, in view of enhancing the strength of the team and its service offer. The team completes over 70 transactions per year, for a total value of $40 million. Gabrielle’s dynamic spirit will be a great asset to the team.

Within the Poitras team, Gabrielle’s functions are to represent tenants and buyers, and provide them with advice and assistance. Clients and colleagues alike value her professionalism and attentiveness.

Member of the Jeune chambre de commerce de Montréal
Membre of the Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de la Rive-Sud More >