DRIVEN TO DELIVER. TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
At the cornerstone of Groupe Quint’s reputation proudly stands an A-team of handpicked senior managers, planners and makers with decades of valuable experience. They all share our unique “hands-on, for the long term” philosophy. We hire the best talent, not only to consistently deliver superior results, but also to anticipate new opportunities and challenges ahead.
Ian Quint graduated from McGill University before obtaining his law degree from York University in 2005. After being called to the New-York State Bar, Ian started working right away in the real-estate business. Ian quickly obtained a General Contractor license and acted as a general contractor for the construction of all phases of Groupe Quint’s industrial, commercial, residential, office and hotel projects. He takes pride in building and managing properties to the highest standards in the industry. He wants to create the best space possible for companies to flourish and prosper.
Mélissa Boyer is Groupe Quint’s executive director since January 2013. She graduated from Concordia University as a biologist before attending the University of British Columbia to become a teacher. A few years later, she graduated from Simon Fraser University with a degree for using technology in the classroom. Having taught French, English, mathematics, and various pure and applied sciences subjects, she acquired extensive experience with a variety of administrative tasks. In 2012, she obtained an office administration certificate, the most recent diploma on her long list. As a life-long learner, Melissa has been able to understand rapidly the real estate world and the construction industry in order to assist Ian Quint at the highest level. Melissa has gained considerable knowledge in the fields of leasing, marketing, due diligence work, construction budgeting, communication, advertising and office management. By delegating administrative tasks to Melissa, Ian Quint has been able to focus on the rapid expansion of Groupe Quint.
TERRI SAURO, CPA CA
Terri Sauro is Groupe Quint’s CFO. She is responsible for all aspects of finance, treasury, financial reporting and tax planning for the organization. She is also responsible for conceiving and implementing solutions for operational and organizational efficiencies and in providing structure to support the company’s rapid growth.
Terri is a native Montrealer and graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University in 1982 and subsequently received her CPA designation from the Quebec CPA Order in 1984. Terri has an extensive career in real estate having previously held senior vice president positions at Kevlar Group, Nexacor Realty Management and has also held Director level positions at TrizecHahn and other major real estate companies where she was a key member of the management team.
Marc-André has more than 10 years’ experience in commercial real estate and project development. He joined officially Groupe Quint’s rank in 2018 after working with them since 2016 as an expert-consultant. He now drives all of Groupe Quint projects, from pre–development to construction.
Prior to joining Groupe Quint, Marc-André was an urbanist and development director with HArden Group from 2013 to 2016 until he founded his own consulting firm M-A.B Urbaniste Conseil.
Daniel has an impressive experience with property management. He joinded Groupe Quint’s team in 2018 after working with CREIT, CAPREIT, Arcturus Real-Estate, Standard Life Canada and GWL for several years.
Daniel is responsible for all of Groupe Quint’s property operations where his strategic approach will allow to maximize the value of the properties under his care while keeping the operation costs competitive for the tenants. The secret to his success lies in good planification and a tight control of the operation budget in place and the spending required.
Jeff is Groupe Quint’s VP Leasing. He has an impressive track sheet record having leased spaces in Quebec and Eastern Canada since 2008 to a variety of tenants.
Prior to joining Groupe Quint, Jeff has worked for Sandalwood Management, First Capital Realty and Riocan.
SENIOR PROPERTY MANAGER
Michael is Groupe Quint’s Senior Property Manager. He has more than 25 years’ experience in this field. He manages the day to day operation of Groupe Quint’s indoor malls including overseeing the leasing coordination, budgeting, tenant construction, marketing and public relations, security, maintenance, landscaping and janitorial.
Michael has managed several build outs of commercial lease spaces related to a variety of different commercial buildings. He also has experience in accounting, sales and leasing which helps him understand the different sides of the real estate business. Prior to joining Groupe Quint, Michael was a property manager/director for CarbonLeo-Oxford, DGI, Primaris Management and Ivanhoé Cambridge. Throughout his career, Michael has helped distressed properties completely turn around and become profitable. Michael holds a Bachelor in Accounting from Laval University and holds several certificates in shopping centers management, leasing, CSM designation, negotiation, retail tendencies and sales.
DIRECTOR FINANCING AND INVESTMENTS
Simon is Groupe Quint’s Director Financing & Investments since 2019. His passion and creativity in the real estate investment industry has allowed him to develop an expertise in the acquisition of real-estate properties in fast-paced and challenging environments. Simon’s skills are perfect for Groupe Quint as he is able to detect great opportunities and structure complex acquisitions.
Prior to joining Groupe Quint, Simon worked for Werklive Group and Ivanhoe Cambridge. Simon holds a Bachelor in Commerce from McGill University.
Aidan is the property manager responsible for some strip malls owned and managed by Groupe Quint. As a leasing agent and a property manager, Aidan is dedicated and will consistently go above and beyond to find the perfect space for Groupe Quint’s current and prospective tenants.
Aidan graduated from Queen’s University in Kingston with a Bachelor in Economics and worked for Groupe Harden as a leasing coordinator.
CHIEF SUPERINTENDENCE & RENOVATION
Sylvain is the superintendent responsible for all the properties managed by Groupe Quint. Not only can he fix everything and perform various tasks associated with the upkeep and the optimal operation of our properties, Sylvain is also the construction foreman for the renovation, expansion and improvement of these buildings. Sylvain is able to plan, coordinate, direct and control all activities related to the projects in order to achieve Groupe Quint’s vision.
Me Sarah Burke is the in-house lawyer at Groupe Quint. She is responsible for drafting and analyzing all of Groupe Quint’s legal documents, from acquisition to leasing.
Sarah graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Law Degree and worked for Karambatsos Lawyers before joining Groupe Quint.
Joyce Walsh is one of Groupe Quint’s expert property manager. She is responsible for the South Shore and office portfolios at Groupe Quint.
Joyce has worked with BTB REIT, Bentall-Kennedy, Canderel Management, Métivier Grassi and other real-estate firms before joining Groupe Quint in 2019.
Me Fayez Elian is an in-house lawyer at Groupe Quint. He is responsible for drafting and analyzing legal documents regarding acquisitions and leasing at Groupe Quint.
Licensed to practice in both Quebec and Ontario, Fayez graduated from the University of Montreal with a Civil Law Degree in 2016 and from the University of Ottawa with a Common Law Degree in 2017, joining Groupe Quint in 2018.
Cesar Khali is the financial analyst at Groupe Quint. He is responsible for analyzing the documents during acquisition at Groupe Quint.
Cesar graduated from Laval University with an MBA in Finance Degree and joined Groupe Quint in 2019.