Mr. Jean Denis has been appointed as Vice-President, Acquisitions for Boardwalk Equities (Quebec) Inc.since more than one year; as such, he is responsible for the acquisition program in the Province of Quebec.
Boardwalk Equities (Quebec) Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Boardwalk Equities Inc (TSX-BEI), Canada's largest owner of multi-family rental properties which enjoys a successful 20-year track record in their acquisition, ownership and management. The Company currently owns and operates in excess of 260 properties, with approximately 32,000 units located in major urban centers in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Quebec.
Since May 2002 our portfolio in Quebec increased approximately to 5,400 units. In 2003, Boardwalk completed the acquisition of 6 multi-residential projects totaling 1,953 units as follow; 986 units located in the Metropolitan area, 646 units located in Quebec City and 321 units located in the city of Gatineau.
For the past 25 years, Mr. Denis has been involved in many aspects of real estate industry. His background includes both direct lending with major financial institutions as Senior Manager and real estate consulting for acquisitions and dispositions for a national wide brokerage firm. In 1989, he acted as Vice-President of the Montreal Chapter for the Real Estate Institute. Mr. Denis has studied real estate appraisal at McGill University and has successfully completed the Canadian Appraisal Institute Program where he obtained the CRA designation.