Message from the CEO

Since its inception in 1991, the Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ has been investing in all types of promising real estate projects across Québec whose spinoffs benefit the shareholder-savers of the Fonds de solidarité FTQ.

Over the years, we have been involved in the construction of many firsts: Le Germain, the first boutique hotel in Montréal; the first IT buildings (Cité multimédia, CDTI and in biotech, the Centre de développement des biotechnologies de Laval); and the first technology parks, including Technoparc Saint-Laurent and the Parc technologique du Québec métropolitain. We were also partners in the construction of Québec’s first retirement homes and played a pivotal role in the construction of thousands of social, community and affordable housing units for low- and modest-income households. More recently, we invested in the first Québec real estate development to seek WELLTM certification, thus placing human health and wellness at the core of the building’s design. This standard sets building performance requirements relevant to occupant health and well-being, including clean air, clean water, healthy food, natural light, regular activity, and physical and mental comfort.

To this day, the Fonds immobilier remains a front-line player in the industry. Using a business model that revolves around partnerships with experienced developers, it also supports public infrastructure development and upgrades by investing in social infrastructure projects at the provincial, municipal, city and school board levels.
Driven by innovation, the Fonds immobilier proposes solutions that meet its partners’ needs as well as market imperatives. Our goal is to play an influential role that encourages the real estate industry to adopt more efficient construction methods and create more responsible living and work environments. For us, innovation means sustainable development, including the construction of greener, people-friendly buildings and neighbourhoods.

Proud of our achievements, I am especially enthusiastic about the future. Together with my team, we will continue to deliver on our mission to help build a better society.
- Normand Bélanger, President and CEO