About Redbourne

The Redbourne Group was formed in 1995. Through individual joint ventures and private equity funds, Redbourne provides 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 approximately of 4 million square feet of real estate with a market valuation of approximately $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 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.


Corporate Team

  • Peter Coughlin
    Mr. Coughlin holds a bachelor's 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 is a Governor of McGill University. 
  • Norman Spencer
    Mr Spencer is a chartered accountant. After serving as the chief financial officer of a Canadian public company, he joined Claridge Properties in 1987 as Senior Vice-President Finance, Real Estate, and in 1995 formed Redbourne with Peter Coughlin.

Mr Spencer has been active in numerous nonprofit and community organizations for many years. He is the former chairman of the Summit School, one of the largest schools for special needs children in Quebec and, from 2012 until 2017, he was a director of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC).


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.