A long-standing tradition of excellence

From day one, our success has been rooted in a winning combination of real estate market savvy and a flexible, prudent approach to managing growth, operational risk and debt.

In every acquisition, construction, redevelopment and expansion project we have undertaken, we have consistently sought to optimize the returns on our unitholders’ investments. Year after year, our proactive portfolio management strategy has helped generate steady growth in occupancy rates and net rental revenues.

We are proud of this long-standing tradition of excellence, and we will continue to build on it in the years to come.


Since 1965

  1. 1965

    Foundation of Cominar

    The company builds and develops apartment buildings in the Quebec City area.

  2. 1973

    One of the first condo developers in the province

    With an innovative step forward, Cominar begins construction of Le Louisbourg condominium towers, one of the first developments of its kind in Quebec.

  3. 1986

    Construction of our first commercial building in Quebec City

    Cominar starts building and developing Place de la Cité, a complex that integrates commercial and office spaces.

  4. 1998

    Cominar goes public

    Cominar is introduced to the Toronto Stock Exchange and becomes Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust (“Cominar REIT”). Cominar’s quoted shares are traded publicly as CUF.UN.

  5. 2007

    A major breakthrough into the Montréal market

    Cominar acquires 28 industrial and mixed-use properties, as well as 19 office buildings from Alexis Nihon Real Estate Investment Trust and its wholly-owned entities.

  6. 2014

    Cominar, leader in retail following two major acquisitions

    The acquisition of 10 shopping centres for a total of 4.2 million square feet makes Cominar a leader in the retail sector.

    On September 30, 2014, Cominar announces that it has closed the acquisition of a 5-million-square-foot real estate portfolio from Ivanhoé Cambridge, a real estate subsidiary of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, for roughly $1.35 billion. One month later, Cominar finalizes the acquisition of Centre Rockland, a 646,000-square-foot shopping centre located in the Town of Mount Royal, a suburb on the island of Montreal, for a purchase price of $271.7 million.

  7. 2018

    Sylvain Cossette, new President and CEO of Cominar

    This is the start of an organizational transformation to implement our vision for the real estate of tomorrow. Our executive team is growing, so is our expertise. We are committed to creating flexible spaces in prime locations to promote collective and collaborative intelligence.

  8. 2019

    Large-scale projects take shape

    Mixed-use retail properties are our goal: new retail openings such as Décathlon and Avril Supermarché Santé are making our shopping centres more dynamic

    Launch of Phase 4 of the Palladium Campus
    Cominar unveils a new construction project for a five-storey building in our Palladium Campus in Kanata in response to Ford Motor Corporation growth in the Greater Ottawa area.

  9. 2021

    Cominar obtains Bronze Parity Certification from Women in Governance

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  10. 2022

    Beginning of a new era

    On March 1st , 2022, Canderel-led consortium acquires Cominar for $5.7b, $11.75 per unit, in an all-cash transaction.

  11. 2022

    Facing forward

    New Board members and a new management team take office.

  12. 2023

    Still going – and growing – strong!