Our team

Groupe Devimco relies on a team of visionaries committed to the collective success of each project both as a whole and in detail.

Passion and expertise at the service of real estate innovation

From architecture to marketing, investment, construction and sales, every employee acts as a pioneer, constantly focused on innovation and daring concepts.

Groupe Devimco consists of one hundred specialized professions working together towards the success of every project, thus ensuring complete customer satisfaction.

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Meet our management team

Serge Goulet
President

Serge Goulet, a seasoned entrepreneur, founded his first company specializing in the commercial sector in 1988.

He then began a remarkable career in the real estate industry. After having built several shopping centres with institutional partners in Quebec, he created Devimco Immobilier in 1997. In the early 2000s, the company built Quartier DIX30 in Brossard, the first project of its kind in Canada. It quickly became the second largest lifestyle centre in the country, attracting over 23 million visitors per year. In 2008, Devimco sets out to conquer Montreal’s residential market with District Griffin, a mixed-use project that completely revitalized the Griffintown neighbourhood. Always on the lookout for emerging trends, in 2013 Serge Goulet undertook the Solar Uniquartier project, the first transit-oriented development (TOD) in Quebec.

Renowned for his bold vision of the real estate industry, Serge made Groupe Devimco into an innovative company specializing in the construction of multi-purpose complexes that integrate offices, shops, residential units (condominiums and rental apartments), greenery, and recreational spaces.

Mathieu Jobin
General director and partner

Mathieu Jobin currently holds the position of General Director and Partner at Groupe Devimco.

A lawyer by training, Mathieu worked in private practice in Quebec City where he mainly practised real estate and business law, as well as funding structure. In 2003, he left private practice to join the world of real estate development. In December 2012, he founded Devimco Immobilier with Serge Goulet. Throughout his career, Mathieu has contributed to the development of several real estate complexes across the province, but especially in the Greater Montreal area. Thus, he was one of the leading players to initiate the DIX30 project in Brossard, and District Griffin in downtown Montreal. Today, Groupe Devimco carries out complex development projects focused on mix usage, such as Solar Uniquartier on the South Shore of Montreal, MAA on the site of the first gym in North America, and Maestria in the heart of Quartier des spectacles.

Mathieu Jobin manages Groupe Devimco real estate projects, and oversees business relations with partners and stakeholders. His expertise, combined with Serge Goulet’s determination and experience, allows Groupe Devimco to be a leader in the real estate industry across Quebec and Canada.

Laurent Messier
Chief executive officer and partner

Laurent Messier joined the Devimco Immobilier team in 2014. With more than 15 years of experience in finance, he manages partnerships, finances, budgets and transactions.

Holder of a Bachelor’s degree in business administration and a graduate degree in public accounting from HEC Montreal, he obtained the chartered accountant and chartered business valuator designations from York University.

As an expert in consulting services, he worked for nearly 10 years with senior business executives, offering his expertise in business acquisition, fair market value and restructuring.

James Goulet
Vice-president acquisitions and development and partner

Having joined the Devimco team in 2013, James Goulet has participated in the development of numerous projects across all departments of the company.

This allowed him to develop an excellent overview of Devimco. Since 2019, he has been evaluating potential sites for new projects. Recognized for his leadership, he brilliantly leads a variety of multidisciplinary teams in developing them. Holder of a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from l’Université de Sherbrooke, James represents the interests of the company with municipalities.

James Goulet plays a key role in the expansion of Groupe Devimco.

Philippe Bouchard, Vice-president finance

Philippe has more than ten years of experience in accounting and finance.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in business administration and a graduate degree in public accounting from HEC Montréal, he also holds the titles of CPA, CA.

With his experience as an external auditor in a major accounting firm, Philippe joined Devimco Immobilier in 2013. After a few years as a financial analyst, he rose to the title of Director of Finance, Financial Information in 2017, before being appointed Vice-President of Finance in 2021.

Mathieu Bordeleau
Vice-president rentals

Mathieu Bordeleau has more than 20 years of experience in the field of commercial real estate at the national level.

In 2016, he joined Devimco Immobilier as the retail and office development manager for the company’s new projects. He held the position of commercial broker at CBRE, where he represented private investors in the buying and selling of investment properties. He also worked at Walmart Canada where he managed over $600 million in Walmart Supercentre development projects across Canada.

Holding a Bachelor of Arts with a specialization in urban planning from Concordia University in Montreal, Mathieu brings his own expertise and vision to help Groupe Devimco grow and position itself among the best real estate developers in Quebec.

Marco Fontaine
Vice-President real estate development, residential and marketing

Marco has been working in the field of project development and commercialization for over 25 years.

He has worked on the design and led the marketing of several residential towers such as District Griffin, O’Nessy, Maison St-Édouard, EstWest, Alexander, Solar Uniquartier, MAA and Maestria. With a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Université de Sherbrooke and a certificate in real estate management from the Université du Québec à Montréal, Marco has worked in the retail industry at Metro and at digital creation for Nurun before diving into the real estate industry with St-Luc Habitation and Groupe Lobato.

As a key asset, Marco Fontaine propels Groupe Devimco towards success with several major real estate projects in Quebec.

David Gélinas, Vice-president investment

David Gélinas joined the Devimco Immobilier team in 2018, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in finance and investment.

David leads a team of professionals whose responsibilities include, among others, budgeting for different projects and coordinating transactional and financing activities.

David holds a Bachelor’s degree in business administration, a certificate in accounting and a postgraduate diploma in accounting science. He holds the titles of Chartered Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst.

Before joining Groupe Devimco, David worked in an accounting firm, first as an auditor and then as a transactional consultant. He has worked on many important mergers and acquisitions (M&A), as well as financing and asset valuation mandates. He then worked for a venture capital fund, mostly in the tech and real estate industries.

Cinthia Urizar
Vice-president customer service

Cinthia Urizar joined the Devimco Immobilier team in 2007. Her strategic vision and ambition enabled her to set up a new department dedicated to customer service.

In 2019, she became Vice President of Customer Service. With a Bachelor’s degree in psycho-neurobiology from Concordia University, Cinthia Urizar also holds a diploma in management, a certificate in human resources from HEC Montreal, and a diploma in condominium management from McGill University. Ms. Urizar has used her academic background and her professional experience to further develop Devimco Immobilier’s residential projects.

Dedicated to Groupe Devimco’s expansion in the market, Cinthia Urizar manages the on-site quality control teams, as well as the customer service team. She also ensures that the obligations of condominium associations are aligned.

Michel Bouchard
Executive vice-president, Construction

Michel has been in the real estate industry for over 30 years.

He recently worked within Groupe Maurice as Vice-President of real estate, where he was responsible for construction and development. Michel also served as Executive Vice-President of operations at Carbonleo and as Asset Manager at Redbourne Group. He is also a founding member of the Altus Group. Michel joined Édyfic Construction in 2020.

Over the course of his career, Michel has worked on several large real estate transactions totalling tens of billions of dollars. He is also involved with various charitable organizations, notably as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Charles-Bruneau Foundation and as a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. Michel graduated from McGill University in Marketing, Management and Real Estate.

Marc-André Dion
Vice-president, construction

Marc-André joined Édyfic Construction in 2020, bringing with him more than 35 years of experience in the field.

He recently held the title of Director, Architecture and Construction within the Sélection Group. Over the course of his career, he was involved in large-scale projects such as Espace Montmorency, District Union and Sélection Retraite Repentigny. Marc-André also served as project manager for major construction projects such as Sélection Panorama, the first 30-storey seniors’ residence in Canada. He also held the position of project director for the EMD Construction – Batimo Group.

Marc‐André is a contractor specializing in prestigious residential buildings. He has won three prizes awarded by the Association de la Construction du Québec and a Domus prize from the Association des professionnels de la construction et de l’habitation du Québec (APCHQ).

Luc Girard
Vice-president, construction

Luc Girard is an expert in the construction sector.

With over 40 years of experience, his professional background has led him to work throughout Quebec and across Canada and the United States. His versatile approach is a major asset in the success of large-scale projects in the commercial, institutional and residential markets.

Thanks to Luc Girard’s contribution to Édyfic Construction, Groupe Devimco stands out for its willingness and ability to create and carry out the construction of all of its real estate projects. This strong point allows Devimco to position itself as the leader in the Quebec real estate market.

Mario Lalancette
Vice-president, construction

With more than 35 years of experience in the construction industry, Mario has extensive professional experience in the overall management of major projects in Quebec.

Among his accomplishments are those of Espace Montmorency in Laval, the Cité Desjardins Lévis residential complex for retirees, as well as several hotel complexes and condominium projects.

Mario joined the existing executive team to support improvement initiatives undertaken by Groupe Devimco and Édyfic Construction’s executive teams, as well as to modernize structures.

Caroline Girard
Vice-president property management

Identified as one of the top 8 women in the real estate industry in 2014 by Premières en Affaires magazine, Caroline Girard joined the Devimco team in 2018 to launch and manage Devimco Gestion Immobilière.

This division supports the multi-use, commercial, office and residential rental projects of Groupe Devimco, in order to create pleasant living environments that meet customer expectations.

With a Bachelor’s degree in business administration, with a specialty in finance, she has over 15 years of experience in strategic positions in asset management, real estate development and leasing.

As a member of the board of directors of BOMA Quebec, Caroline Girard demonstrates exceptional leadership. Her expertise is sought after by many owners and investors wanting to maximize their real estate assets.