The Redbourne Group was formed in 1995. Through individual joint ventures and three private equity funds, Redbourne provides today property management and asset management services to a broad range of Canadian pension funds, other large public institutions and high net worth families.
The principals of Redbourne have a multi-disciplined real estate background that includes industrial, office and retail management and development. Redbourne uses its in-depth local market knowledge to formulate a concise strategy for each investment, from managing and leasing, to assessing market values and knowing when to dispose of a project.
Redbourne currently manages in excess of 4.7 million square feet of real estate with a market valuation of $1 billion
Redbourne’s mission is to grow and strengthen trust-based relationships with its stakeholders in three distinct areas: for investors, through offering high-profile, professional real estate expertise; to tenants, by delivering reliable and proactive service to tenants; and to the local community, through leading by example.
Redbourne encompasses 120 employees who are providing property management, leasing services, asset management and construction services for the entire portfolio. Since its inception the company has been headquartered Montréal; in 2006 Redbourne opened a second office in Toronto, where a number of its real estate professionals are based.
Redbourne is one of the largest landlords of Class-A office properties in Montreal where it employs a bilingual workforce. It enjoys the highest reputation for integrity and a sensible approach to business. Redbourne’s executive team is one of the most experienced in the Province of Québec and throughout its history has demonstrated excellent management and consistent profitability.
- Peter Coughlin
Mr Coughlin holds a bachelor degree from Carleton University and an MBA from Western University. He joined Claridge Properties in 1980 and was appointed vice-president – Real Estate in 1987, becoming President in 1991. Before founding Redbourne in 1995 with Norman Spencer, Mr Coughlin was responsible for real estate investments in excess of $3 billion. Mr Coughlin is married and the father of three children. He is the past Chairman of the Montreal General Hospital Foundation and a Governor of McGill University.
- Norman Spencer
Mr Spencer is a chartered accountant and worked for PriceWaterhouse in the UK and Canada. After serving as the chief financial officer of a Canadian public company, he joined Claridge in 1987 as Vice-President Finance, Real Estate, and in 1995 formed Redbourne with Peter Coughlin. Mr Spencer is married and the father of two sons and is the chairman of the Summit School, one of the largest schools for special needs children in Quebec. In 2007, he was appointed Treasurer of the Anglican Diocese of Montreal and in 2012, he was appointed to the board of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC).
- Michel Bouchard
Mr Bouchard joined Redbourne in early 2010. He holds diplomas in Management, Real Estate and Marketing from McGill University. As Senior Vice-President, responsible for Due Diligence at Altus, he was involved in Real Estate transactions in excess of $3.5 billion during the last five years. He is the father of two children and is vice-president of the Charles Bruneau Foundation. Mr Bouchard is a member of the Appraisal Institute of Canada (AACI), a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) and the Ordre des évaluateursagréés du Québec (EA)
- Boon Khaw
Mr Khaw is responsible for the Ontario operations. He is a member of the Chartered Accountants of England and Wales with over 25 years of real estate construction and management experience.
- Allan Taylor
Mr Taylor joined Redbourne in 2008. He holds a bachelor degree from Queen’s University and is a licensed real estate broker in the province of Ontario. He has been involved in office leasing for 20 years having worked in commercial brokerage, and for both private and pension fund commercial property owners with property portfolios in all areas of the Greater Toronto Area and London, Ontario. Allan is married and the father of three children and is actively involved in the community and industry associations.
Investing in excellence
Redbourne’s reputation in Montreal and Toronto is irreproachable and its entrepreneurial approach has enabled Redbourne to acquire an excellent real estate portfolio. With strong market knowledge, Redbourne’s team assesses each investment to ensure that it will meet investments and returns criteria.
Redbourne’s goal is to deliver sound returns to its investors through providing quality, exemplary service to its tenants.