–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.
Vice-president acquisitions and development and partner
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
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.
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.
Vice-President real estate development, residential 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.
–David Gélinas, Vice-president 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
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 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.
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).
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.
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.
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.