Office Development: Maximizing highest and best use

With a keen ability to detect and immediately act on market trends, Monit has established a solid reputation as a commercial developer and redeveloper. Recognizing potential has been central to the company success, particularly in selecting and modernizing properties to their maximum potential. These properties provide new vitality to their immediate surroundings, while offering high quality leasable space for tenants and stable revenue sources for the company.

Working with some of the country's leading urban planners, architects, designers, engineers and building contractors, Monit arrives at compelling design solutions that contribute to the functionality of its developments. These projects have had a beneficial social and economic impact, and often provide the foundation for fostering further investment and activity. Monit has earned praise for its efforts to preserve the architectural integrity and heritage of its retrofitted buildings.

Among the company's successful redevelopment projects were the three-tower, 750 000 square-foot Place Crémazie in north end of Montreal and the 205 000 square-foot Tour Guy. Monit utterly transformed both the exterior façade and interior spaces, using premium craftsmanship, design and materials. Monit's dedication to impressive architectural reclamations and its commitment to elevating the standards of urban renewal remain fundamental principles of its corporate philosophy.

Monit has also proven its capabilities with complex integrated office development sites. Tour Scotia and 1000 Sherbrooke West are office towers that share common facilities, including a retail concourse and connections to Montreal's underground pedestrian and transportation network. In recognition of their overall appearance, maintenance and social impact, these buildings received the Building of the Year award in their category from the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA). Tour Scotia won in 1993-1994 and 1000 Sherbrooke West won in 2005-2006.