Holds leadership positions with CREW M, Levic and CORPIQ
As the co-founder of PMML, Sanaa Benzakour has established the company as a leader in Quebec’s commercial real estate brokerage sector.
PMML sets itself apart by being the sole Quebec-based commercial property firm that focuses on doing business in the province. The company has established a network of seven offices placed strategically across Quebec, further solidifying its reach and impact.
“Sanaa’s visionary leadership has played a pivotal role in building a robust operational infrastructure,” writes a colleague who nominated Benzakour for her Canadian Women in Real Estate Award. “She has assembled a multidisciplinary administrative team that provides invaluable support to specialized and experienced commercial real estate brokers, mortgage brokers, and licensed appraisers.”
PMML has 1,500 commercial buildings under contract.
While building the company, Benzakour has strived to help women advance in the commercial real estate industry. She is CREW Montreal’s 2024 president-elect and serves on the boards of the 30,000-member Quebec Property Owners Corporation (CORPIQ) and Levic real estate network.
Levic is an exclusive 100-member group of developers, builders, investors, lawyers, engineers, accountants, architects, interior designers, communication agencies, and experts from various backgrounds interested in real estate.
“Her insights into Levic’s contribution underscore her commitment to shaping and influencing the dynamic real estate landscape in Quebec,” writes Benzakour’s colleague.
Monte Stewart serves as Content Director - Canada for Connect Commercial Real Estate.
Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Monte provides daily news coverage of major Canadian commercial real estate markets, including Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Calgary. He has written about the real estate sector for various media outlets and Avison Young since the early 2000s.
In addition, he has covered sports, general news and business for several leading wire services and publications, including The Canadian Press, The Associated Press, The Calgary Herald, The Globe and Mail, Research Money, The Daily Oil Bulletin, Natural Gas World and The Toronto Star.
Monte is active in his community as a youth basketball coach and raises funds for such charitable causes as Movember.