Structure

Executive Board Members

Serge G. Duguay

Founder

With a strong background in real estate, Serge G. Duguay founded COGIR Real Estate in 1995 and served as its president until 2013 before handing over this role to his son, Mathieu Duguay. Still very active in the company, he uses his 35 years of experience in property management to develop a unique approach that has made COGIR a distinctive brand in the industry. This small company with just a few employees has become a true leader in real estate and is the 55th largest employer in Quebec.

Mathieu Duguay

President and Chief Executive Officer

Mathieu Duguay is President and Senior Partner of COGIR Real Estate. Mr. Duguay has spent over 18 years in property management by working for the company his father founded in 1995. Over the years, Mr. Duguay has gained vast knowledge of the various aspects of the real estate sector in the areas of management, acquisitions, development and financing. Mr. Duguay was also Chair of the Board of Directors of the Regroupement québécois des résidences pour aînés (RQRA), Quebec’s only association of owners and managers for seniors’ residences. He has also been a member of the Board of Directors of IDU Quebec, the province’s largest association of real estate owners and managers for all asset types combined.

Bruno Desautels

Chief Partnerships and Corporate Affairs Officer

Mr. Desautels became a member of COGIR’s executive board in October 2014. As Chief Investment and Corporate Affairs Officer, Mr. Desautels is responsible for maintaining and developing COGIR’s investment activities and tax planning. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Desautels was a partner at KPMG LLP, where he gained great experience in real estate, mergers and acquisitions, negotiations, and business development. Mr. Desautels is a member of Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) Canada and holds a bachelor’s in commerce from Université du Québec à Montréal. Mr. Desautels has also sat on the management committee of the Fondation Québec Jeunes for eleven years.

Frédéric Soucy

President, COGIR Management Corporation G.P. 

Mr. Soucy is responsible for the overall management and growth of the services of COGIR Management Company. In this role, he is responsible for business strategy, team leadership, asset performance, client relationships, and business development. The management company has the mandate of property management and real estate consulting. The services are intended for multi residential buildings, senior residences, student housing, shopping centers, office towers and industrial spaces. Mr. Soucy is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Regroupement Québécois des résidences privés pour aînés. Mr. Soucy holds a Bachelor of Marketing degree from the École des Hautes Études Commerciales de Montréal and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Université de Sherbrooke. He has more than twenty years of experience in management and business development. Prior to joining COGIR Realty, he worked at RONA (TSX: RONA), where he was one of the company's commercial builders, serving as National Sales Director.

Stéphane Côté

President, real estate development and DevMcGill 

A determined visionary and active entrepreneur in the Montreal business district, Stéphane Côté graduated in 1992 with a major in economy and a minor in administration from Université du Québec à Montréal. Obtaining an entrepreneur license from the Régie du bâtiment du Québec, he quickly finds interest in renovation and conversion projects. The transformation of the old Hudson’s Bay warehouse into lofts marks the debut of his real estate entrepreneurial career in Montreal.

In 1998, he founds DevMcGill and benefits his clients by realizing multi-phase and mixed-use projects of classic and trendy design achieving unique creativity that invests in a new lifestyle.

Always with the same vision in mind: building intelligent living spaces for tomorrow, DevMcGill continues to enrich the lives of current residents, contributing to notable growth and building communities.

Philippe Krivicky

Philippe Krivicky

Chief Operating Officer, Ontario division  

Mr. Krivicky is responsible for the leadership of Cogir Real Estate growth strategy in the Ontario market including strategic partnership, acquisition and land purchase focused primarily on senior housing, commercial and mixed-use developments projects. He also manages the operations of the Ontario business platform. With a degree in business administration from Université de Sherbrooke, Mr. Krivicky has over 15 years of experience in business development, management and strategic planning. Prior to joining COGIR Real Estate, Mr. Krivicky worked for 6 years at RONA (TSX: RONA) as Vice-President Retail, Emerging Strategies. He also worked for the FIFA World Cup and SECOR consulting in Europe and North America. Deeply involved in his community from a young age, he is currently a member of the Board of the Urban Development Institute.

 

Antoine Bernier

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Bernier has served as Chief Financial Officer since August 2014. He is in charge of the company’s corporate finances and oversees the accounting teams from our residential and commercial divisions. Mr. Bernier is a chartered professional accountant who joined the company after working for almost ten years in a national accounting firm as the senior certification manager for a diverse portfolio of small businesses and publicly traded companies. Mr. Bernier holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a graduate diploma in public accounting from HEC Montréal.

Hugo LeBlanc

Chief Construction and Development Officer

As Chief Construction and Development Officer, Mr. LeBlanc is responsible for the development and construction of new property assets. Mr. LeBlanc has a bachelor’s in business administration from ESG-UQAM and a university certificate in economics. He also holds a licence from the Régie du Bâtiment Québec (RBQ). With extensive experience of over 21 years, Mr. LeBlanc has led many residential projects and received four official APCHQ awards in the Concours Domus. Throughout the years, he has taken part in many turnkey development projects with Loblaw Properties Limited and with various clients in the commercial sector.

Martine Bazinet

Vice-President, Legal Affairs

Ms. Bazinet has been Vice-President, Legal Affairs for COGIR Real Estate since April 2015. She is a member of the Barreau du Québec and the Canadian Bar. She received her bachelor of laws from Université de Montréal, has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from HEC Montréal, and did graduate studies in finance and common law. Before joining COGIR Real Estate, she spent the past 20 years as Legal Director Canada & Caribbean for PPG Industries, Inc.; Legal Director & Secretary North America Decorative Paints BU for Akzo Nobel/N.V.; and General Counsel & Secretary for Sico Inc., after practising for over 11 years as an associate attorney in a legal firm specializing in business law and finance.

Jean-Philippe Hébert

Vice-President Investment and Asset Management

Mr. Hébert has been Vice-President Acquisition and Asset Management since February 2017. Prior to joining Cogir, he spent nearly 10 years with Desjardins Asset Management as a real estate Asset Manager and he cumulates 12 years of experience in the real estate industry. During these years, he was involved in several major construction project transactions and he took part in the negotiation of many partnership contracts. Mr. Hébert is a Chartered Appraiser and holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from HEC Montreal.

Marie-Josée Legros

Vice president, Human Resources 

Ms. Legros has been Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Services, for COGIR since February 2018. A graduate of the School of Industrial Relations at Université de Montréal, she has gained many years of experience in human resources, particularly in the area of labour relations. Prior to joining Cogir, Ms. Legros worked in the food and health sectors. She also has experience as a political attaché. More recently, she completed a training program in coaching so that she can support managers in their roles. Ms. Legros is a member of the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés du Québec as a certified industrial relations advisor (CRIA).

Management Team




Yves Duguay, 
Vice President Operations, 
Private Retirement Homes Division

Jean-Marc Bélanger, 
Vice President Operations, 
Multiresidential Division

Nadim Hanna
Vice President Operations, Commercial Division

Joseph Télio, 
Vice President Leasing, 
Commercial Division


Samuel Rondeau,
Vice President Retail Leasing,
Commercial Division


  • Luc Couturier, Director, Capital Project Management and Technical Services, and Procurement 
  • Brigitte Pouliot, Marketing Director   
  • Paul-Éric Boucher, Senior Regional Director, Foodservices
  • Simon Cadieux, IT Director
  • Natalina Crescenzi, Operations Support Director, Legal and Credit
  • Hung Dao, Administration and Accounting Director, Laval Office
  • Marc-André Lavoie, Corporate Controller and Audit, Cogir Management Corporation
  • Karine Leclerc, Special Projects Manager
  • Hugues Proulx, Finance Director, Residential Division
  • Marie-Josée Tardif, Senior Regional Director, Healthcare and Assistance Division
  • Sophie Tremblay, Senior Regional Director, Quebec City Office