Montreal’s Humaniti enters final development phase

Cogir Real EstateDevMcGill and the Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ are about to release the final phase of their $200-million Humaniti Montreal project to market. The firms said Tuesday the 158 condos which are part of the mixed-use development will go on sale April 28.

An artist's rendering of the $200-million, mixed-use Humaniti Montreal.

An artist’s rendering of the $200-million, mixed-use Humaniti Montreal. (Image courtesy Cogir / DevMcGill)

Occupancy is expected to begin during the summer of 2020.

Humaniti is a 39-storey tower in the city’s dynamic Quartier International, at the junction of the Quartier des spectacles and Old Montreal. It also incorporates 314 apartments, a 193-room Marriott Autograph Collection Hotel, 57,000 square feet of office space and 17,000 square feet of lower-level retail, making it unique in Quebec and one of only a very few mixed-use projects in Canada to incorporate such a diverse cross-section of uses.

“We are particularly proud to be working on this landmark project that will extend Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle and put the finishing touch on Montréal’s Quartier international,” said Stephane Cote, president, DevMcGill, and president, development, Cogir Real Estate, in a release.

“The Cogir Real Estate and DevMcGill teams are combining their respective expertise and know-how to build a ‘smart vertical community’ where people can live, work and socialize in a high-quality, sustainable living space.”

The Humaniti condos

The condos range in size from 400 to 3,000 square feet and will be located on the upper floors of Humaniti’s vertical tower, providing “spectacular and unobstructed views of the city” according to the developers. The condos are on Floors 26 to 39, sitting above apartments which range from the third through the 25th storeys.

Prices will start in the $300,000s.

Amenities for residents include an exclusive swimming pool and sky lounge, private elevators and parking, as well as access to all the services offered by the Marriott, the first of this brand to open in Quebec. These services include a fitness centre, spa with massage and beauty treatments, housekeeping, on-site and virtual concierge service, valet, laundry and meal services, a business centre, shared work area and a smart post office.

Humaniti occupies the area bordered by Viger, de Bleury, de la Gauchetière and Hermine Streets. Its partners are seeking both LEED and WELL certifications for the project.

“This $200-million, three-year project will help revitalize downtown Montreal and create 1,700 jobs,” said Normand Belanger, president and CEO, Fonds immobilier de solidarite FTQ, in the release. “Humaniti’s design is based on an integrated management process that promotes information sharing between all stakeholders. This allows us to leverage everyone’s creativity and match needs to costs, thereby maximizing the project’s value.”

Humaniti’s Marriott hotel will have rooms from the eighth to 19th floors. The office space will take up five lower floors, while retail will be positioned in the public areas of the project.

There will also be five levels of underground parking.

About the principals

Founded in 1995, Cogir Real Estate is a Quebec company with close to 2,700 employees who manage a $3.5-billion portfolio of more than 150 properties in Quebec, Ontario and Nova Scotia.

Cogir manages more than seven million square feet of residential, commercial, industrial, and office real estate, as well as more than 17,200 units in retirement homes and rental buildings. The company also has extensive experience in hotel management.

Since its inception in 1998, DevMcGill has made a name for itself as a real estate developer with more than 20 projects to its credit. DevMcGill and its projects have received LEED Silver certification and numerous honours, including being crowned Entrepreneur of the Year on several occasions, and winning the Montreal Architectural Heritage Award. In 2017, DevMcGill joined forces with Cogir Real Estate.

Created in 1991, the Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ promotes economic growth and employment in Quebec by strategically investing in profitable, job-creating and socially responsible real estate projects in partnership with other industry leaders. The Fonds immobilier backs residential, office, commercial, institutional and industrial projects of all sizes across Quebec.

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