I was very pleased to see so many of you at the Cabaret du Casino de Montréal to celebrate the 18th edition of the BOMA Awards competition. Congratulations once again to all the firms that won awards that evening, and congratulation also to the buildings newly certified BOMA BEST.
I believe deeply in the future of a real estate industry that has a positive impact on people, businesses, communities and the planet, and I am very inspired by the way organizations in our sector are seizing opportunities to innovate to find compelling solutions to the big issues of our time. We had the opportunity to celebrate some of them at the awards gala.
As I said at the time, our industry has its challenges, but the people who make it happen have courage and vision. The competition exists precisely to honour the people and teams who have shown us that the greater the challenges, the more excellence has its place in our ways of doing things.
I would like to thank my colleague Marianne Duguay, senior vice-president, Real Estate Asset Management, at the Fonds immobilier de Solidarité FTQ, who graciously agreed to serve as honorary president of the event. My sincere thanks also to our full-time staff, as well as the organizing committee and the jury for pitching in to make this grand biennial event a success.
Hats off to the commitment of our precious annual partners, some of whom just recently signed on: Ivanhoe Cambridge, GDI Ainsworth, Bee-Clean, Cadillac Fairview, Hilo, Altus Group, First Capital, MMi Group, Pro-Expert, Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ, Hydro-Québec, Espace Montréal, JBC Média and Voir vert.
Finally, a big thank-you to all the participants. Your presence and your applause contribute to making our business community engaged, dynamic and inspiring.
Note: In the last edition, we provided you with some important information regarding the upcoming provincial regulations on organic waste management. I invite you to read the latest information on that matter in this newsletter.
President of the Board of Directors, BOMA Quebec
Senior Director, Real Estate Management, Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ