ABOUT US

Our company

Our values

  • Human focus

    With every gesture, every act, we are mindful about the individual and strive to serve every human being with all the empathy that makes us stand out.

  • Creating

    As a team, we have the responsibility of seeking innovation every day by trying new things and challenging the status quo.

  • Excelling

    Always improving on the previous day. Through our cooperation, we are committed to continuously improving our endeavours.


Relying on our creativity, we ensure that the buildings are in keeping with market trends and do so in such a way as to create value for our tenants and partners.

Who we are

We endeavour every day to make sense of the real estate market and to excel so that we can create enjoyable and functional living environments. We maintain strong and long-lasting relationships.

Our
history

1995

Serge G. Duguay, a real estate enthusiast, incorporates Cogir at age 55. At first, he focuses on shopping centre management and turnaround. His 17-year-old son, Matthieu, is put in charge of managing a shopping centre.

1999

A partnership is formed with Yitzhak Tshuva’s El-Ad Group. With this alliance, Cogir experiences a period of meteoric growth, adding residential properties and retirement homes to its operations. It is also the beginning of a great relationship that will last for more than 14 years.

2004

Having instilled his passion for real estate to his son Matthieu, Serge G. Duguay sells him all his shares in the company. He nevertheless continues to remain active in the firm.

2006

Cogir buys Gestion Forest Morency. The acquisition of this management company with its well-established business practices has contributed to the growth and diversification of the firm.

2008

Cogir acquires Scott Trudeau, another property management firm that enhances the company’s growth and diversification thanks to its strong team.

2008

Cogir Real Estate creates its own development and construction division, allowing the company to control and carry out every step in the development and construction process.

2013

A new partnership is formed between Cogir and Welltower, an S&P 500 firm and a world leader in health and welfare real estate.

2015

Beginning of a partnership with Batipart and the Ruggieri family, represented by Charles Ruggieri and his three children, Nicolas, Claire and Julien. This event marks the start of mutually fruitful trading activity between Cogir’s North American operations and those of Batipart in Europe. Much of Cogir’s current status is attributable Charles Ruggieri’s presence on the company’s Board of Directors.

2016

Construction of the iconic Humaniti Montreal complex begins. Residents begin to move into the city’s first Smart Vertical CommunityTM in 2020.

2017

Cogir Real Estate acquires DevMcGill, a well-renowned company in the condominium industry.

2017

Frédéric Soucy is appointed President of the management company, overseeing the group’s property management and real estate consulting operations.

2018

In partnership with Welltower, Cogir acquires four (4) retirement homes in the state of Washington and eight others in California, marking the start of the Great American Adventure.

2020

Cogir Real Estate’s American division becomes an official entity with the creation of a U.S.-based management team. David Eskenazy is appointed Chairman of the Board of COGIR Management USA while Walter Jossart becomes the company's President.

2020

Cogir restaurants are created under the leadership of Jean-Sébastien Giguère. Its mission is to hone and to grow the company’s food offering, providing every table with a well-planned menu that will delight the client’s taste buds with each bite.

2020

The Real Estate Development and Construction division is created under the presidency of Philippe Krivicky, with Stéphane Côté being appointed President of the Major Projects Division.

2020

In partnership with Fieldgate, Cogir enters the Ontario independent-living retirement home market, starting with the construction of Bloom residences for active retirees in Oshawa and Stouffville.

Our
profile

4500

Colleagues with a passion

250+

Our buildings

Our asset classes

Apartments and rental condos

14000+

UNITS

140+

PROPERTIES

Retirement homes

12000+

UNITS

50+

RETIREMENT HOMES

Condominiums for sale

1500+

UNITS

Commercial spaces

5000000+

SQUARE FEET

Hotels and restaurants

2

HOTELS

3

RESTAURANTS

Our geographical distribution

QUEBEC

ONTARIO

UNITED STATES

 

Our commitment

Our common goal is to make a difference in the lives of our clients, now and in the future. We imagine, build and manage places where people can live, work and shop, offering more than just brick and mortar, but also well designed living environments. We want to make a difference in the quality of life of our residents and give you the best that we have to offer.

We continuously strive for excellence and we are intent on building great business relationships based on trust. We change alongside our clients and our financial partners for whom we have the greatest respect.

 

Our philosophy

Over time, Cogir Real Estate, a multidisciplinary company has developed a solid expertise in property management, asset and investment management, property development and construction, and a wide array of real estate consulting services. Thanks to our loyal clients and partners and invaluable staff members, we always aim for excellence and seek to continuously improve.

We meet our clients’ needs by strategically and responsibly managing their assets while striving to increase the property’s value and attaining a general performance level that exceeds each asset’s reference market in all areas.