Building the Communities of Tomorrow
Gestion Immobilière Quo Vadis is an award winning, multi-disciplinary, mission-based real estate developer, specializing in retrofitting historically relevant buildings into entrepreneurial ecosystems.
Our main services include residential development, project management, design, construction and leasing, employing creative, entrepreneurial strategies to grow our company. As the Quebec leader in the BCorp movement, using business as a force for good with a triple bottom line model- Profit, People, Planet, we manage over 1.5 million square feet of property.
Our holdings are located most notably in the South-West of Montreal, with more than 500 small and medium businesses in our portfolio. Ranging from shared, multi-tenant office spaces to our own incubator model, Communoloft, to AAA clients with 200,000 SF, our developments include, Complexe Dompark, Complexe du Canal Lachine, Complexe Griffintown and our most recent, Le Salon 1861.
GI Quo Vadis offers value added services that assist our clients in concentrating and improving on their core competencies, and believe in connecting entrepreneurs, artists, NPOs, government and universities. We lead the market by breaking the mould of what others believe to be true about “traditional” real estate.
With our unique approach of integrating community, private and institutional aspects, we aim to act as a sort of community curator, changing the way that business is done. For us, real estate is a tool for economic development and community change.
Together we can be the change we seek in the world.
B Corps are leading a global movement to redefine success in business. B Corp certification is like ‘Fair Trade’ or ‘Organic’, but instead of being a stamp on your bag of coffee–it is a review of an entire business. B Corp Certified companies are businesses committed to solving social & environmental problems through the power of business. By voluntarily meeting higher standards of transparency, accountability, and performance, Certified B Corps are offering a positive vision of a better way to do business for employees, investors, and the communities they call ‘home’.
Gestion immobilière Quo Vadis inc. is a mission driven real estate developer since 1993 that has a goal of preservation and restoration of historical and architectural significant buildings, with a purpose of adaptively reposition these buildings to provide commercial opportunities for the creative and innovative entrepreneurs. We wish to foster the development of an integration of business, culture and community.
Responsible Real Estate
Formerly Mount Royal Spinning Company then Dominion Textile, Complexe Dompark is located on St. Patrick Street on the Lachine Canal and is 467,000 sq. ft. Bought in 1995 as a bankruptcy repossession with approximately 70% vacancy, it was occupied mainly by industrial tenants at acquisition.
Our flexible and client-centered approach allowed Complexe Dompark to offer a unique product to the office market that is well suited to many types of creative businesses such as: multi-media, TV Production, graphic design & photography, professional offices such as architects, engineers and software development, and showrooms for the clothing and sporting goods industries.
LE SALON 1861
Originally built by the Sulpicians, with the help of local volunteers as a staple for the community of Little Burgundy in 1861, St. Joseph’s Church was an inclusive place to meet, celebrate and find support. Overtime, the church fell into economic hardship and the community was faced with a challenge to save this breathtaking building before losing another part of its history.
COMPLEXE CANAL LACHINE
Formerly the Simmons Company mattress factory, Complexe du Canal Lachine was built around 1919. Located on the banks of the canal, near the Atwater Market, the building covers an area of over 367,000 square feet.
The building was nearly abandoned when it was bought in 1993 from bankruptcy. Improvements and major restorations were undertaken to build more than 250 commercial lofts, making Complexe du Canal Lachine one of the first buildings and creative eco-systems of its kind in Montreal.
Located in the heart of Griffintown, between Guy, de la Montagne, Barre, and William streets, this 400,000 square foot property, perfectly suited for commercial and light industrial-use tenants, is leased at 99%. Owned by local investors, Quo Vadis was mandated to negotiate the acquisition of the property and has oriented its redevelopment to include the most appropriate use options for the space. In parallel, Quo Vadis will be creating a new walkable, vertical village developing along the principles of a “triple bottom line”, valuing Profit People and Planet.
Go #BeyondBricks with GI Quo Vadis
Natalie Voland has been thinking outside of the “traditional” real estate box for more than 20 years of hands-on management. With her social work background, she has created a unique vision that uses real estate projects as a tool of economic development and urban regeneration and her projects have led to the creation of over 3,000 new jobs. She is passionate about taking single use, historical buildings and retrofitting them for entrepreneurial purposes. As a Quebec leader in social innovation through BCorp Certification based on triple bottom line practices, Natalie works collaboratively with strategic partners to redevelop communities. She holds a portfolio of approx. 1.5 million sq.ft with over 500 SMB’s, including start-up incubators and advocates for leadership of inclusions.
Her latest creation is retrofitting of one of Montreal’s oldest churches into a hub of social innovation called Le Salon 1861, which uses business skills and contacts to help integrate residents of Little Burgundy, non profit community groups, Universities, with business leaders to use collective experiences to rebuild Montreal.
Mission & Vision
Gestion immobilière Quo Vadis inc. is a mission driven real estate development company since 1993 that has a goal of preservation and restoration of historical and architectural significant buildings, with a purpose of adaptively reposition these buildings to provide commercial opportunities for the creative and innovative entrepreneurs. We wish to foster the development of a cohesive integration of business, culture and community.
Contact Quo Vadis
Montreal, QC, H4E 1A8
Head office telephone: 514-765-0425