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People & Companies News for May 3, 2024

  • JLL has hired three senior vice-presidents for its Montreal and Ottawa offices. Dominic Bonin will serve as SVP of Montreal’s industrial platform. He brings about 12 years of experience in industrial leasing, property and asset management, and investment sales across Canada to JLL. He moved to JLL from Skyline Group, where he was a VP overseeing a national industrial property portfolio and a team of 20 real estate professionals. Prior to joining Skyline. He was a sales representative with CBRE. Meanwhile, Gina Gallant and Sean Robertson-Tait have joined the newly formed value and risk advisory platform in JLL’s Ottawa office. Gallant will serve as a leader in the firm’s office and industrial practice groups and will oversee valuations in Eastern Canada. She has about 20 years of experience focusing on office, industrial, and retail asset valuations. She also has experience in expert witness testimony, mediation hearings, and arbitration and expropriation instructions. Before moving to JLL, she spent a decade with Altus Group, most recently as a senior director providing consulting and valuation services. Robertson-Tait will serve as a leader in the residential practice group. He has 15 years of experience focusing on consulting and valuation services, most recently as an Altus director and general manager.
  • Jean-Charles Angers has resigned from his position as a Slate REIT trustee. The resignation came as Angers served notice that he will not seek re-election. His resignation will take effect when a new board is elected during the REIT’s annual general meeting on May 24. Angers is a former managing director of RBC Capital Markets Real Estate Group in Quebec. He has four decades of experience in the sale and financing of real estate businesses and properties. He joined Slate’s board in 2023.
  • Corinne Pruzanski has joined Cadillac Fairview as an executive vice-president, general counsel and corporate secretary. Pruzanski moves to CF following a brief stint at Great Gulf. An accomplished general counsel, she  experience across a variety of merger, acquisition, financing, leasing, and capital markets transactions.  She was previously in private practice in New York and Toronto, and then served as general counsel at both publicly listed and privately held real estate organizations with investments and operations across Canada and in Europe, including Canadian Apartment Properties REIT. At CF, she will will oversee the provision of legal services for the company including corporate governance and regulatory compliance, acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, development, and property operations matters, CF President and CEO Sal Iacono announced.
  • Chris Hunter has been named CEO of the Americas at GHD, where he will oversee the region’s operations. He was most recently GHD’s Executive General Manager for Canada. Hunter is based in Waterloo, Ont. GDC is a professional services company that operates globally in the the property, buildings, water, energy and resources, environment and transportation sectors. The company employs about 11,000 specialists on five continents.
  • Arsenault Bros. Construction, which operates across Atlantic Canada, has acquired A-1 Drywall and Accoustics. A-1 focuses on walls and ceilings, serving a range of residential and commercial real estate clients. A second-generation family business, Arsenault Bros., has been in existence for 40 years and now has offices throughout the Maritimes. Arsenault is owned and operated by brothers Lucas and David Arsenault. A-1 was founded in 2014.

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About Monte Stewart

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.

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