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Immostar, Bâtimo and Chartwell Reveal Plans for Retirement Residence - Groupe EMD BATIMO

Immostar, Bâtimo and Chartwell Reveal Plans for Retirement Residence

Batimo and EMD Construction are pleased to announce their partnership with Immostar and Chartwell and an investment of more than $100 million for the redevelopment of Mail Cap Rouge, located in Quebec City. This megaproject for mixed use includes the revitalization of the shopping center and the creation of a new retirement residence.

Chartwell Retirement Residences, the largest owner and manager of retirement housing in Canada, in partnership with Bâtimo and EMD Construction, will build a new residence adjacent to the Cap-Rouge Mall, a unique feature in the Cap-Rouge area. This one-phase residence will consist of 360 units including studios, 3 ½, 4 ½ and 5 ½, as well as 36 high-end units for semi-independent living. Combining nature, prestige and direct access to the mall, this residential complex represents an investment of $78.5 million and is expected to generate about 350 jobs during its construction. About fifty permanent positions will also be created once the residence is fully operational. The first residents should be able to move in the summer of 2019.

“We have always paid special attention to the Cap-Rouge Mall considering its exceptional location and our knowledge base of the sector. For several years, we have witnessed the stagnation of its development and the deteriorating quality of offer and services to its community members. The remarkable potential was still there to create a project that would meet expectations, choices and Cap-Rouge citizens’ demographic characteristics. That’s why we came up with a mixed project that will offer quality shops and services for all residents including retired seniors. This is Immostar’s mission in partnership with Bâtimo and we are very pleased to be making a difference in this sector that we care about,” said André Pelchat, President of Immostar.

The retirement residence will offer bright and spacious apartments for active seniors in the Cap-Rouge community, with the peace of mind of knowing that additional support is available on-site. Residents will have access to numerous amenities, including a demonstration kitchen, a beautiful library, arts and crafts room, a gym and yoga studio, while also having the opportunity to enjoy a coffee or a glass of wine with friends in the bistro or dining areas. The residence, easily accessible by highways 40 and 540, is within the Cap-Rouge Mall offering close proximity to key convenient amenities such as a pharmacy, a bank, gas station, postal office, SAQ and many restaurants. Also, Cap Rouge’s Golf Club, Jacques-Cartier Park, Cap-Rouge river and a walking path are in close proximity.

“After our announcements in the past year of new Chartwell residences in partnership with Bâtimo, in Greenfield Park, Saint-Hubert, Vaudreuil-Dorion and Candiac, we are thrilled to further enhance our presence in Quebec’s seniors housing landscape, this time in the Quebec City market,” said Maxime Camerlain, Vice-President of Real Estate Integration at Chartwell. “Cap-Rouge is a great location for seniors to stay active and involved in a peaceful community with a view of the beautiful surrounding nature while benefiting from a lifestyle which includes a variety of on-site services, programs and shops.” Francis Charron, President of Bâtimo and Vice-President of EMD Construction echoes Mr. Camerlain’s opinion: “This new complex, ideally positioned within the mall and steps away from many shops and services, will be very beneficial to residents as well as to local cultural and leisure facilities.”

The new location will join Chartwell’s existing network of 45 residences across the province and more than 180 locations across Canada. With an anticipated opening of the residence in the summer of 2019, the Presentation Centre is expected to be open on November 1, 2017 and will be located in the Cap-Rouge Mall. “We are particularly proud to be bringing our vision of Making People’s Lives Better to even more seniors in Quebec and to contribute to the revitalization of the Cap-Rouge Mall,” adds Mr. Camerlain. More information can be found at

Marie-France Verret
Vice President of Engineering, Design and Project Management

Marie-France holds an Urban Planning Bachelor’s degree, is bilingual, and has over 15 years of relevant experience in the real estate, development and project management environments, including 10 years of experience as director of major real estate projects at DevMcGill. Known for her drive, creativity and adaptability, she is highly focused on achieving her goals. She is a leader and an excellent communicator and negotiator.

Marie-France Verret
Vice-présidente ingénierie, conception et gestion de projets

Bachelière en urbanisme, bilingue, cumulant plus de 15 années d’expérience pertinentes dans le milieu de l’immobilier, développement et la gestion de projets dont 10 ans comme directrice de projets immobiliers d’envergures chez DevMcGill. Reconnue pour son dynamisme, sa créativité et sa capacité d’adaptation, elle est très orientée vers l’atteinte des objectifs. Elle fait preuve de leadership et elle est une excellente communicatrice et négociatrice.

Marco Boisvert
Vice-président construction

Ingénieur de formation de la Polytechnique, bilingue, cumulant plus de 20 années d’expérience pertinentes dans le milieu de la construction, de l’immobilier et de la gestion de projets d’envergure. Reconnu pour son leadership, sa rigueur et son expertise au niveau de projets de construction et immobilier, il sait amener son équipe vers l’atteinte des objectifs.

Luc Duguay
Vice-président finances

Possédant une solide expérience en analyse financière et processus budgétaire avec les différents paliers hiérarchiques, il est habile en amélioration des processus opérationnels et l’implantation de système comptable ERP. Sa formation MBA et l’expérience acquise au poste de président et chef de direction (CEO) chez Engie Multitech Ltd lui ont permis de développer son sens des affaires.

Simon Lalonde
Directeur innovation, recherche & développement et méthodes

Ingénieur de formation avec plus 20 ans d’expérience dans le monde des affaires, Simon est spécialisé en amélioration continue et est axé sur l’innovation. Ses années en tant que consultant lui ont permis de comparer les meilleures pratiques de gestion. Il apporte une dimension analytique à la stratégie et l’intelligence d’affaires. Simon est responsable des équipes d’amélioration continue et de gestion de données.

Josée de Montigny
Directrice principale, ventes et développement

Œuvrant depuis plus de 25 années en opération, vente et développement dans le milieu immobilier des résidences pour personnes retraitées au Québec, elle a une excellente connaissance du marché. Toujours à l’affut des nouvelles tendances, cela lui permet d’être à l’avant-garde et d’avoir des stratégies novatrices. Passionnée par l’expérience client, elle est orientée sur l’atteinte des objectifs. Son leadership amène ses équipes à se dépasser.

Josée de Montigny
Managing Director, Sales and Development

Having worked for over 25 years in operation, sales and development in the real estate sector of retirement residences in Quebec, she has an excellent knowledge of the market. Constantly being on the lookout for new trends is what allows her to be at the forefront with innovative strategies. Passionate about customer experience, she is focused on achieving goals. Her leadership allows her teams to excel.

Simon Lalonde
Director of Innovation, Research and Development Methods

Trained engineer with over 20 years of business experience, Simon specializes in continuous improvement and is focused on innovation. His years as a consultant have allowed him to compare the best management practices. He brings an analytical perspective to Business Intelligence Strategy. Simon is responsible for the continuous improvement and data management teams.

Luc Duguay
Vice President of Finance

Having a solid background in financial analysis and budget processes with various management levels, Luc is skilled in improving business processes and implementing ERP accounting systems. His MBA training and experience as President and CEO at Engie Multitech Ltd have allowed him to develop his business acumen.

Marco Boisvert
Vice President of Construction

Polytechnique bilingual engineer, having over 20 years of relevant experience in construction, real estate and major project management. Known for his leadership, rigor and expertise in construction and real estate projects, he is skilled in leading his team towards achieving goals.

Francis Charron
Batimo President - Vice President EMD Construction

Francis Charron is President of Batimo and acts as a developer and real estate promoter. Mr. Charron holds a Bachelor's degree in Construction Engineering and has been working in construction for over 20 years. Known and recognized as an innovator and vibrant pioneer, he was actively involved in the impressive development of EMD Construction, the construction company in which he has been associated with Marc Dubuc for over 15 years and acts as Vice President.

Marc Dubuc
President EMD Construction - Vice President Batimo

Marc Dubuc has been President and Head of the Construction and Development Department of EMD Construction since 1998. He has been working in the construction industry for over 29 years and directs the construction work while coordinating the work of architects and engineers. Over the years, he has showcased his leadership talent in order to build his construction business while consistently being on the lookout for new trends and market needs.

Véronique Leblanc
Director of Organizational Development, Culture and Talent

Véronique Leblanc has over 15 years of experience in the business world with an atypical career, filled with many achievements. Having participated in the creation of various projects in economic development and entrepreneurship, she is a go-getter and enjoys taking on ambitious challenges, unafraid of being bold in order to achieve results. Responsible for planning and coordinating organizational strategic transformation projects, she oversees talent acquisition within the company. Ensuring the constant improvement of internal procedures and processes, she is active in promoting organizational culture and values throughout the company. Actively involved in the development of her community, she is part of various committees and boards of directors.

Marc Dubuc
Président EMD Construction – Vice-président Batimo

C’est à titre de président que Marc Dubuc supervise et dirige le département de construction et d’aménagement d’EMD Construction depuis 1998. Œuvrant dans le domaine de la construction depuis plus de 29 ans, il dirige les travaux de chantier et coordonne le travail des architectes et des ingénieurs. Au fil des ans, il a su mettre en valeur son talent de leadership pour bâtir son entreprise de construction en s’assurant de toujours être à l’affût des nouvelles tendances et des réels besoins du marché.

Véronique Leblanc
Directrice développement organisationnel, culture et talent

Véronique Leblanc a plus de 15 ans d'expérience dans le milieu des affaires avec un parcours atypique, couronné de nombreuses réalisations. Ayant participé à la création de divers projets en développement économique et en entrepreneuriat, elle est une femme d'action qui aime relever des défis ambitieux et faire preuve d'audace pour atteindre les résultats. Responsable de la planification et de la coordination de projets de transformation stratégique organisationnelle, elle s’occupe de l’acquisition de talents au sein de l’entreprise. Veillant à l’amélioration constante des procédures et procédés internes, elle s’active à promouvoir la culture organisationnelle et les valeurs dans l’ensemble de l’entreprise. Impliquée activement dans le développement de sa collectivité, elle s’investit dans divers comités et conseils d’administration.

Francis Charron
Président Batimo – Vice-président EMD Construction

C’est à titre de président de Batimo que Francis Charron agit en tant que développeur et promoteur immobilier. M. Charron possède un baccalauréat en génie de la construction et œuvre dans le domaine de la construction depuis plus de 20 ans. Connu et reconnu comme un innovateur et un précurseur dynamique, il a participé activement au développement fulgurant d’EMD Construction, la compagnie de construction où il est associé avec Marc Dubuc depuis plus de 15 ans et y agit en tant que vice-président.