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Canada | INTERCOM SERVICES IMMOBILIERS Developing Values R INTERCOM SERVICES IMMOBILIERS’ VALUES ARE AT THE HEART OF ITS DEVELOPMENTS. BY JIM HARRIS espect, honesty, MILESTONE transparency, discipline, tenacity and creativity: these are the six values at the heart of Intercom Services Immobiliers’ operations. “Our values really give us an edge,” says Yves Maurais, a senior partner of the Boucherville, Quebec-based real estate brokerage and development firm. “We don’t believe in bluffing people. We put everything on the table and are very transparent and creative. “We don’t want to have clients for just one deal,” Maurais says. “We want to keep them for the rest of the life of our business. I believe we add value through our creativity and feel we have the ability to persevere in this business and not let go.” Intercom Services Immobiliers offers services to customers in the industrial, office and commercial sectors including site planning, negotiation, financing, asset management and pre-construction support. The company’s development specialities include converting industrial properties into commercial and mixed-use structures. Major clients include Costco and RONA, the latter of whom the company serves as an exclusive real estate consultant for the Ontario market. “I think that in Canada we are among the three or four biggest brokerage firms specializing in street (non-mall) retail and tenant representation,” Maurais adds. YEARS 25 Planning Ahead This is the company’s 25th anniversary. Maurais and fellow senior partner Jean-Guy Parent co-founded Intercom in 1986 to build on their experience in municipal development. Parent is the former mayor of Boucherville, while Maurais served as a city planner and industrial commissioner. “Thanks to our experience, we have built a vast and privileged network of contacts over the years. Today, every member of the team contributes to its expansion,” the company says. “Above all, the strength of our team is integrated through our commitment to working together. “The pooling of our resources and the unity of our forces translate into a synergy, and that multiplying effect guarantees success.” Since its founding, Intercom has adapted its offerings to address changes in the Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada markets it serves. In recent years, this has included working on more mixed-use projects that incorporate office and commercial uses. »Intercom Services Immobiliers’ major clients include Costco and other prominent retailers. 178 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2011 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Energy Efficiency
Green Building
Executive Perspective
Best Practices
Bernards Construction – El Capitan High School
Bogner Construction Co. – College of Wooster Scot Center
Jean McClung Middle School
Hellas Sports Construction
The Walsh Group – NOAA Pacific Regional Headquarters
Haskell Co. – Scripps Proton Therapy Center
Robert A. Bothman Inc. – Stockton Unified School District
JE Dunn – Energy Systems Integration Facility
Rosendin Electric – AVUHSD Solar Project
Ratcliff Construction Company – Crossroads Church
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Flintco Pacific – Calaveras County Adult Detention Facility
Lee Lewis Construction – Angelo State University’s Plaza Verde Student Housing
Manhattan Construction – First Baptist Church of Dallas
Market & Johnson – Eau Claire County Courthouse project
McTech Corp – 97th Military Police Battalion Headquarters
Parkland Health & Hospital System
RBC Construction
Central Building and Preservation – Randolph Tower City Apartments
Scaparotti Construction Group
Trinity Properties – Trinity Place
Advanced Real Estate Services
Lawrence B. Wohl Inc./Wohl Diversified Services
TN Ward and Commercial Interiors – Maryland Live
ASX Construction – Parc Lafayette
Bayland Buildings Inc.
Dependable Mechanical Systems
New Dawn Developments
DSLD Homes
Aquilini Development and Construction Inc.
Cobalt Construction – Meta Housing
Lifestyle Communities
Pratt and Associates LLC
Miramonte Homes
MP J.J. Duffy Joint Venture/Pathway Senior Living LLC – Victory Centre Vernon Hills
Woodland Homes
Aecom/Inima Joint Venture – Hialeah, Fla., Water Treatment Plant
MWH Constructors – Austin Water Treatment Plant No. 4
Pepper-Lawson Construction – Missouri City Surface Water Treatment Plant
MWH Constructors – AWT Improvements
Blount Contracting Inc.
Harbor Offshore Services
Cruz Construction Inc.
Humble Construction
Nova-Con Projects Ltd.
Trimen Electric
EllisDon Corp. – Atlantic Region
EllisDon Corp. – St. Joseph's Regional Mental Health Care
Focus Equities
Intercom Services Immobiliers
George Brown College – New Waterfront Campus
Seaside Transportation Services
Last Look

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