Groupe A7’s team has a combined total of over 35 years of experience in real estate management development and investment in several sectors: residential, industrial and commercial.
35 years of combined experience
Groupe A7’s team has planned, developed and managed over 5,000 residential units and more than 20 million square feet of residential, commercial, industrial and mixed-use properties, as well as 4,000 units in residences for independent seniors. It is active in all phases of real estate development, from design to analysis, financial planning, construction, financing and marketing.
Guy holds a diploma in Architectural Technology, a BAA in Property Assessment and a MBA specializing in Real Estate. He has over 35 years of experience in real estate investment and development. During his career he has developed strong skills in analyzing construction market cycles, and this enables him to prepare the strategic investment plans that are essential to creating a high-performance real estate portfolio. Guy joined Bpal in 2009 before founding Groupe A7 Immobilier in 2020. He is totally involved in all aspects of real estate in various markets.
Entrepreneur-developer Philippe is known for his business vision and his passion for a job well done. Philippe created Norexco Construction in 2008 and Groupe A7 Immobilier in 2020. He has shown uncommon thoroughness and integrity in carrying out his projects and has won for himself a solid and enviable reputation in the field of prestige residential, multi-unit residential and commercial construction. He has developed relationships of unshakeable trust with his clients and business partners. With his expertise in developing, constructing and managing multi-unit residential and commercial projects, he is able to complete major projects of exemplary quality.
VICE-PRESIDENT, CORPORATE SECRETARY
Pierre is a partner specializing in tax law at Lapointe Rosenstein Marchand Melançon, one of the largest independent legal firms in Québec, and has over 40 years’ experience in corporate taxation, real estate financing, commercial transactions and corporate reorganization. In 2009 Pierre founded Groupe Bpal, a real estate project investment, acquisition and development corporation, then Groupe A7 Immobilier in 2020. Financing structure and internal operations are his responsibility. He holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Master’s in Taxation, and is a member of the Barreau du Québec.
VICE-CHAIR OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Carol holds a MBA and a CPM, and she has over 25 years of experience in residential and commercial real estate development, investment and management. She has held influential positions at national and international corporations such as ING Real Estate, Sun Life, Vinci Park and Canadian National, where she developed solid business relationships with key partners. She is known for her high rate of success in business development and strategic acquisitions to the advantage of her previous employers.
DIRECTOR, REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT
Benoit holds a diploma in Architectural Technology and has over 30 years’ experience in managing construction projects. Benoit is determined, and as well as very good at analyzing the financial aspects of projects until they become profitable. He has successfully led projects worth from $5M to $250M in the institutional, hospital, residential and commercial sectors. In the past few years he has become an important leader as a director, team manager and then Vice-President, International and Special Projects at Groupe SCV, Lemay et Associés, EMD Construction and Entreprises QMD.
DIRECTOR, DEVELOPMENT AND INVESTMENT
Tuan-Anh holds a BBA with Major in Urban and Real Estate Management from Université Laval. For a number of years he was a project officer for one of the largest investment funds in Québec, where he specialized in investment, asset management and partnership management. Tuan-Anh has over 20 years of experience in real estate development and is involved in every step of development projects, including financing, budget management and project marketing.
DIRECTOR, OPERATIONS AND ACQUISITIONS
François graduated in Financial Management from the HEC in Montréal and has 15 years of experience in all sectors of real estate, including acquisition, development, financing and management of residential and commercial properties. François steered the acquisition of seniors’ residences and monitored new development projects. His responsibilities include feasibility analyses, due diligence, project scheduling, market studies and budget monitoring.
Sorina, who holds a Bachelor of Accounting with Majors in Finance and Credit, joined the team in 2016. She brings almost 25 years’ experience in financial and banking accounting to contribute to the depth and solidity of the Group. Sorina is a key actor in the business and responsible for the Accounting team. She enforces the organization’s very strict accounting standards.
Sabrina provides daily administrative support to Groupe A7 immobilier and organizes office activities and schedules.
Groupe A7 Immobilier is a vertically integrated company that takes
overall responsibility for planning, preparing and executing development projects.