Our team

Geneviève Poulin President

Thanks to her range of professional experience in the municipal public sector for more than 20 years, Geneviève has developed excellent customer service skills as well as constructive and imaginative approaches to problem-solving and mobilization of local stakeholders.

Curious, dynamic and passionate about her profession of urban planning and economic development, she decided to leave the public sector in 2011 in order to capitalize on her expertise in real estate development. With her knowledge, analytical sense and vast field of experience provides her clients with pragmatic and effective means of executing plans to move forward with the projects, regardless of their scope.

Her involvement in various committees and organizations in economic and land development allows her to maintain an enviable network of contacts.

450 518-3221
Louis Grenier Principal

For 35 years, Louis has acquired a unique expertise and in-depth knowledge of the economic regions of Quebec, Canada and the United States. His network of investors and developers is very large and was patiently assembled, over the years, while being industrial commissioner for various municipalities but also through his advisor positions on economic development for dozens of American and Canadian cities.

His responsibilities as General Manager of the Lac Mirabel project on behalf of the Gordon Group also enabled him to manage an exceptional pre-development real estate operation for a $ 500 million project.

Through constant involvement in industry associations (Economic Development Association of Canada (EDAC), International Economic Development Council (IEDC) and the Association des professionnels en développement économique du Québec (APDEQ)), Louis has continually updated an impressive network of business contacts in economic development, which you can now use to accelerate your development.

514 592-2450
Caroline Gagnon Vice President, Economic Development

Caroline specializes in economic development. She has over 25 years of experience in planning, management and deployment of industrial parks. She has worked in all areas of economic development and within various regions of Québec, including Saguenay - Lac-Saint-Jean and Centre-du-Québec. For seven years, she worked in business development in the Sorel-Tracy region and spearheaded numerous business development and expansion projects studies.

Recognized for her ability to lead projects requiring partnerships development and mobilization of stakeholders from various circles, she has accompanied groups of elected representatives and organizations in the planning and deployment of major projects in economic development and regional strategic positioning.

Known for her leadership in economic development, she was involved on several boards of directors, including three years as president of the Association des professionnels en développement économique du Québec (APDEQ).

514 238-3331
Jean-François L. Vachon Vice President, Urban Planning and Territorial Development, Quebec Province

Jean-François L. Vachon has 13 years of practice in environment and urban planning, during which he has carried out several projects with municipalities in Canada and abroad.

From 2010 to 2017, he held the position of Director of Planning and Sustainable Development at the City of Bromont. In addition to coordinating the development projects for the municipality, he managed the participatory approaches that resulted in the adoption of the sustainable development plan, as well as the revision of the master plan and regulation under the innovative approach of form-based planning.

In addition, Jean-François teaches urban planning at the University of Sherbrooke, focusing on Sustainable Communities, enabling him to stay up-to-date on latest trends while sharing his passion for the next generation.

His interest in sustainable development within the municipalities and his desire for collaboration between the stakeholders to move towards a concerted vision of land use planning will ensure that he will accompany you and advise you with conviction and professionalism.

450 521-5823
Samuel Daigneault Analyst, Urban Planning and Territorial Development

Samuel distinguishes himself by his ability to analyze and intervene to find solutions regarding urban regulations and territorial planning. His contribution on tasks is supported by his interest as well as his mastery of cartographic tools and graphic design applied to the mandates assigned to him. His career path, both professional and academic, ensures that Samuel has an excellent overview of the challenges facing a territory during the implementation process.

Samuel finished his Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Studies in 2016 and is currently studying for his Master’s Degree in Engineering (focusing on Urban Infrastructure Management) at Ecole de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS). This path reflects his interest in municipal and regional planning and his preoccupation regarding the impact of economic development in these two types of jurisdictions.

Samuel’s sense of organization, drive and ability to adequately meet client’s needs makes him a major asset on the team at LGP Real Estate Strategies.

514 909-0657
Ian Smith Senior Researcher

Ian has more than 15 years of strategic intelligence experience. He has a thorough knowledge of the online use of research processes and a broad understanding of the relevant sources to identify the information sought. Ian assists clients in case studies and ensures that the right information is provided to the right people so that they can make the right decisions.

Ian has written numerous articles for online magazines and newsletters on the topic of using the web and social media for strategic and business intelligence research. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Marketing, from Concordia University in Montreal.

514 904-0872
Louise Normandin Coordinator

Louise has more 30 years of experience in administrative support with senior executives, both in service and manufacturing companies. Her main duties include coordinating the company's activities, serving clients, keeping track of accounts, preparing and reviewing internal and external documents, organizing meetings, traveling and corporate events.

Louise stands out by her commitment and attention to details in each of the mandates entrusted to her.

514 805-7401
Pénélope Boisvert Accountant

Holding a Bachelor degree in Business Administration (B.A.A.), Finance and Sustainable Development at HEC Montréal, Pénélope stands out for her rigor and precision. Her knowledge of accounting experience in customer service enable easy communication with all partners, both external and internal.

At LGP, Pénélope is responsible for general accounting, i.e. accounts payable, receivable, preparation of payrolls in collaboration with a specialized department and all bank and accounting follow-up of the company.

514 743-9789
Julie Salvail Project Leader

After working for several years with private companies and non-profit organizations, Julie has now more than 15 years in the field of economic development.

Her field experience in various development organizations and the political world guides Julie in her mandates, where she ensures that the solutions and strategies put forward are applicable in the projects she is associated with.

Strategic planning as well as the development of business and infrastructure projects are her dominant fields of expertise. Her added value within the team relies on the mobilization of stakeholders using networks as a lever for efficiency and pragmatism.

Through her constant involvement in various boards of directors, she has developed a sense of observation and a broad vision of projects, whether in the commercial, tourism or industrial sectors or from a sustainable and economic point of view or a citizen perspective.

Julie holds the Economic Developper Certification (EDC) from the l’Association des professionnels en développement économique du Québec (APDEQ).

450 808-0815
Hélène Gignac Expert, Industrial Ecology

Holder of a Master's degree in Political Science from the Université de Montréal, Hélène Gignac has been working in the environmental field for more than 25 years. As an environmental consultant, she has worked on the recognition of Lac Saint-Pierre as a UNESCO world reserve and the deployment of industrial ecology in Quebec through the Centre de transfert technologique en écologie industrielle (CTTEI), a college center for technology transfer associated with CÉGEP Sorel-Tracy, which she directed for nearly 18 years.

She was crowned, “Advocate of The Year” at the Sorel-Tracy Economic Merit Gala in April 2001 for her involvement in the recognition of the Lac-Saint-Pierre region as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and in April 2013, as initiator of the new Technopole in industrial ecology of Sorel-Tracy.

She served from 2010 to 2013 on the Ministerial Committee on the Research and Innovation Strategy and as a member of the Advisory Committee on Residual Materials of the Minister of The Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change of Quebec, Mr. David Heurtel , from 2014 to 2016.

450 561-5302
Marie-Josée Loiselle Investment Promotion and Attraction Specialist

Marie-Josée Loiselle has worked for 20 years in international business development, specifically in foreign investment attraction and promotion.

After working at Montréal International to develop the Northern European market, Marie-Josée began her private consulting business in international business development. She has served two types of clientele: cities and economic development organizations, as well as foreign companies wishing to enter the Canadian market.

Holder of a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the Université de Montréal and a Master's degree in Public Administration from l’École nationale d'administration publique (ÉNAP), Marie-Josée is an economist who has commented on economic news on several occasions on the various media outlets in Quebec (i.e., Canal Argent, LCN, 98.5FM, Journal Les Affaires, CTV, etc.). She has her own column, “Freedom Talk” in Canadian MoneySaver magazine.

Speaker and trainer on economic diversity and the development of international affairs in communities, Marie-Josée strengthens the LGP team, particularly for attracting foreign investment mandates.

514 574-6641
André Pratte Investment Attraction Expert

André has recently joined the LGP team after 20 years in foreign investment prospecting. After studying chemistry at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, he first worked in the field of university research and teaching at the college level. He subsequently served as R & D Director and Vice President of Operations for a specialty chemical manufacturer from 1978 to 1990. He then joined the Quebec Ministry of Industry and Trade as an Industrial Development and Foreign Investment Advisor.

In 1997, he took part in the creation of the first European prospection office to become Investissement Québec. Based in Paris, he held the position of Director of Business Development Europe until 2003. Upon his return, he was Vice President of Cité de la biotechnologie in Laval, Québec in 2003-2004 and Director of Partnerships and Strategies of Prospecting at Investissement Québec until 2010. He finally accepted a final prospecting mandate for three consecutive years in Munich, Germany as head of the German-speaking countries and Eastern Europe, two years in Paris in charge of Benelux, until its final return in the Spring of 2015.

819 293-3740
David Harrison Business Development Director, Atlantic Canada

David has more than 20 years of experience in the full range of facets of urban planning as well as real estate development. He has more than 10 years of experience in managing non-profit organizations (NPOs) focused on sustainable development. His work as a development advisor includes urban revitalization, site selection, seniors' housing projects, and affordable housing projects for the population with special needs. His latest achievements include the planning of elderly friendly communities in Nova Scotia and the "silver economy".

David is a recipient of the 2008 Canadian Institute of Planners' Award of Excellence for his work in planning housing for the intellectually disabled. From 2009-2014 he chaired the Canadian Institute of Planners' Healthy Communities Concept Committee to promote change in the building code for a safe environment and create partnerships in health-based urban planning through Canada, in collaboration with the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and other health groups.

902 404-2844
Robert Guérin President, CIPD

With more than 30 years of experience in information technology, municipal affairs, marketing of various software products, analysis of manufacturing, distribution and consulting businesses; this path brings a certain value for the elaboration of logical decision.

A programmer analyst with microprocessor business followed by studying marketing at the University of Quebec in Montreal, Robert has what is takes to achieve the objectives of our organization.

514 915-7747