President, Chief Executive Officer and Trustee
Mr. Léonard is one of the founders of BTB Real Estate Investment Trust. Mr. Léonard possesses more than 30 years of experience in the field of commercial real estate and has often played a fundamental role in helping numerous organizations of regional and national scale with strategic planning, analysis, negotiation assignments and the implementation of complex relocation. In 2015, Mr. Léonard was a finalist of the “Entrepreneur of the Year Award” awarded by Ernst and Young and in 2016, he received the “Chartered Director” certification.
Mr. Léonard joined Colliers International (Québec) Inc. as senior Vice-President in November 2004. He was one of the founders of Staubach Canada Inc. and held the position of President from 1989 to November 2004. Mr. Léonard obtained a Bachelor of Commerce in 1978 and a Bachelor of Civil Law in 1981, both from McGill University. He has been a member of the Québec Bar since 1982. Mr. Léonard is the Chairman of the Board of the Organisme d’autoréglementation du courtage immobilier du Québec (OACIQ) and former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Fonds d’assurance professionnelle du courtage immobilier du Québec (FARCIQ).
Benoit Cyr, CPA, CA
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Cyr is a chartered professional accountant and he holds a MBA from HEC Montréal. He has a vast experience in the accounting and financial fields within a national accounting firm. Throughout his more than 30-year career, he has held positions such as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Finance and Administration, within several companies, namely, Perfectly Natural Solutions Inc., from 2005 to 2007, Unicel Architectural Inc., from 2004 to 2005, Raymark Xpert Business Systems Inc., from 2001 to 2004 and Elix Inc. from 1997 to 2001. Mr. Cyr also acted as interim Chief Financial Officer of Saratoga Electronic Solutions Inc. (SAR) in 2006 and 2007. Mr. Cyr was a member of the firm Groupe Mallette Maheu, a national accounting and audit firm, for 19 years, eight of which as a partner.
Dominic Gilbert, B.B.A.
Vice President, Leasing
Active in real estate for over 15 years, Dominic Gilbert managed office, commercial, industrial and residential properties for Canderel Management, Ivanhoe Cambridge (formerly SITQ Immobilier) and Société Immobilière Trillion, for buildings located downtown and in the suburbs of Montreal and otherwise in other cities in the Provinces of Québec and Ontario. Mr. Gilbert graduated from HEC Montreal. Dominic is Chairman of the Board of BOMA Québec – Building Owners and Managers Association and also a member of the Board of BOMA Canada and of the Montreal Real Estate Foundation for Kids.
Vice President, Property Management
Sylvie Laporte possesses more than 15 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. Prior to joining BTB, Sylvie Laporte was General Manager for Simon Property Group (Premium Outlets Montreal) from March 2014 to July 2016 and Regional Property Manager – Eastern Portfolio with Calloway Real Estate Investment Trust from October 2006 to March 2014.
Ms. Laporte has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM – Québec) from 2006 to 2013.