–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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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
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.
Chief Executive Officer and Partner
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.
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
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.
Vice-President acquisitions and development
Furthermore, he actively contributed to the growth of Le Groupe Maurice, where he was responsible for the entire development cycle of residential complexes.
Visionary and action-oriented, with more than 15 years of experience in the seniors’ residence industry, Éric is known for his in-depth expertise in the field of real estate, his focus on delivering results, and his commitment to the organization’s values.
VICE-PRESIDENT RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT AND MARKETING
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.
Vice-President human resources
She has worked in human resources for over 20 years in various sectors, including pharmaceuticals, restaurants, retail and more. Before being appointed Vice-President of human resources at Groupe Devimco, Cynthia held the position of Vice-President of human resources for Groupe Grandio and played a key role in the successful growth of companies such as Lafleur, Loblaws, Fruits & Passion, and Uman Pharma.
Recognized for her strong ability to develop and implement effective, pragmatic strategies that contribute to a company’s vision and the achievement of its business plan, Cynthia is a key member of an executive committee. Results-oriented and a successful leader of change management and culture transformation initiatives, she is recognized for her sharp judgement and work ethic.
Vice-President legal matters
This expertise has led her to represent many property owners before the courts. Throughout her career, Chantal has distinguished herself by her team spirit, communication skills, advanced knowledge as well as her unshakeable confidence.
Chantal joined Devimco Immobilier just over 5 years ago as Senior Legal Counsel. Originally responsible for the management of leasing matters and disputes, in the months following her arrival she was entrusted with the management of sales and acquisition matters. She was actively involved in the revitalization of MAA, the Longueuil–Université-de-Sherbrooke metro station, Brossard’s Panama sector, the site of the former CBC/Radio-Canada tower as well as the sale of the Destination Laprairie project. As part of these projects, she displayed exceptional professionalism and dedication during negotiations and the completion of various agreements with the involved parties. In May 2020, she was promoted to Director of Legal Matters, then Vice-President of Legal Matters in January 2023.
Chantal manages a team of nine employees whose mission is to provide strategic legal advice to the company’s senior management as well as the other departments.
– Cinthia Urizar
Vice-president 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.
Executive vice-president construction
He has built his experience in the largest construction companies in Quebec by managing large-scale institutional, multi-residential and industrial projects.
Since 2016, he held executive positions with EBC and then QMD. He is known in the industry as a competent, rigorous, efficient, and results-driven leader.
Executive vice-president, Construction
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.
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.
His skills encompass all steps, from the pre-feasibility study to the finalization of construction. Since 2020, he was Vice-President of Operations at Astaldi Canada for TEQ’s activities in Quebec. Over the course of his career, he has been involved in numerous large-scale projects in the healthcare, airport, residential, commercial, institutional, and public transportation sectors.
As part of his functions at Groupe Devimco, Benoit mainly oversees the estimation et pre-construction team, as well as the execution of one of the group’s major projects.
In collaboration with Michel Bouchard and Éric Burns, he is responsible for the shared management of the construction team.
Vice-president property management
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.