Experienced building manager and director of the RGCQ since it's foundation in 1999.
During the previous years, my most significant realisations at the RGCQ have been to contribute to the elaboration of a course curriculum for the certificate programme in building management offered at McGill University as well as the training programme in Co-ownership management at cégep Saint-Laurent. I have also piloted the project to elaborate a standard in contingency fund surveys in parallel to the certification of experts by the RGCQ launched in February... Read more
The region of Quebec is experiencing a conservative growth in the condominium sector, although the rate of construction has been stable year after year. After reaching a saturation point in the core area of Quebec city, condominiums are now growing throughout the suburbs.
The profile of co-owners reside in Québec is fairly homogeneous: they earn substantially the same salary and are on average 50 years old. Mostly from the Baby Boomer generation, these co-owners have traded their dwellings for condos. For them, the RGCQ-Québec represents an invaluable resource. As in Montreal and Gatineau, an increasing amount of co-owners are seeking to be better informed. Residing in a condominium building that is properly managed represent a great way to maintain one's access to property.
I think my profile corresponds to that of a typical co-owner. A decade ago, I was approaching the end my career of more than 30 years in the public sector. My suburban dwelling had grown too big. My interests in renovating my property and my obligations in maintaining the yard had dissolved. There was a growing desire for me to turn the key and travel without concern for my property. In short, I was becoming the ideal co-owner candidate. Like many others, we made the leap without truly knowing what a condominium was.
Over time, I became involved in my co-ownership. As a result of my syndicate's desire to convert to a self-managed property and my availability, I became my building's manager. It was at this time that I understood the complexities of managing a co-ownership. I began a quest for information on a variety of subjects, from the declaration of co-ownership to voting rights, from insurance settlements to the obligations of the syndicate. That's when I discovered the RGCQ.