News

Featuring news from our company, the community, our tenants and exciting upcoming projects.

Our tenants are welcoming you back

June 2, 2020
  Following the measures announced by the government, in all regions of Québec, except for the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal and the MRC de Joliette, retail stores can open, including those situated in shopping centres.   In the territories of the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal and the MRC de Joliette, retail stores that engage in priority activities or that offer priority services and stores with an outside customer entrance can open. The reopening date for shopping centres situated in these regions has yet to be announced.   Companies in the supply chain of these businesses may also exercise their activities.   Take care of yourself and your family and we hope to see you soon 🌈   📍 To locate our properties 👇   Marché Cantley Centre La Plaine Marché Lachenaie Marché Lachute Marché Prévost Marché Rosemère Marché Saint-Antoine Marché Saint-Canut Marché Saint-Félix-de-Valois Marché St-Joseph-du-Lac Marché Saint-Léonard Marché Saint-Lin Marché Terrebonne Faubourg Tremblant Factoreries Tremblant  Marché Verdun Village Pierce Place de l'unité  Centre Sorel  Plaza des Seigneurs  Marché St-Rémi  Marché Gatineau  Centre le Village  Marché St-Nicolas  

Message to our tenants and partners

Mar. 18, 2020
  We want you all to know that Forum's team remains available during regular office hours - via phone and email - to respond to our tenants and other partners. Subject to any restrictions imposed by the government, we are committed to our properties continuing to operate to meet the ongoing needs of our tenants and their customers.   Please also take note that due to the present public health and safety situation, the following have been implemented by the Forum team until further notice:   Working remotely  Communications via email or cell phones Meetings via teleconferencing or cell phones   We thank you for your understanding.  

Our residential projects

Mar. 11, 2020
For over 25 years, Forum (formerly Brookline, Jennum and Brentwood) has been an expert in commercial real estate across Canada. In recent years, Forum has been developing several residential projects in the greater Montreal region, more specifically in Shaughnessy Village, in Pierrefonds and on St-Laurent Blvd. Our residential component therefore now takes up a much larger space in our real estate portfolio.   Our rental housing projects are part of an approach to increase the rental offerings in Montreal. The rental sector of the metropolis is in constant effervescence and we strive to be part of the solution by offering comfortable housing, strategically located near main arteries. Forum sees its team working on its residential projects grow every year and this is proof of our success. Several specialists in residential project management have recently joined the team. We invite you to browse our residential offerings by clicking on the residential properties tab on our website. Several projects will be unveiled during 2020. Stay tuned! Résidence Pierce, Shaughnessy​ Village, Montréal Berson, Boul. St-Laurent, Montréal Tour de la Rive Boisée, Pierrefonds

Presotea at Pierce Village

Jan. 8, 2020
Lovers of delicious drinks, you are served !  Presotea is an institution recognized for its incredible bubble tea.  How can you possibly resist their rich smoothies, fruity slushes and Japanese lattes ?  Presotea is located at the corner of Sainte-Catherine Street West and Pierce Street. 📍 1639 Sainte-Catherine West Street  Village Pierce is at the heart of the Concordia University community and just steps from the Guy-Concordia Metro on the most important commercial street in the city and in the province.  The location draws on the university student enrolment of more than 40 thousand and the thousands of employees who work in the area. The trade zone has a population of nearly 60 thousand people, with a daytime population close to a quarter of a million people, making it a prime area to rent a commercial space in downtown Montreal. Presotea opened its 4th restaurant in Montreal 😍!     2 commercial spaces are available with a total of 3,300 sq.ft. with the option to subdivide: 1,800 to 3,300 sq.ft. with the entrance on Sainte-Catherine Street and 500 to 1,500 sq.ft. with the entrance on Pierce Street. For more details on all the possibilities this property has to offer, please contact Dan Knafo au (514) 354-5920 X 248

Kuto at Promenades Terrebonne

Dec. 12, 2019
Are you craving tartars and salivate thinking about tuna tataki and salmon poké bowls? ​ You're in lucky! Kuto is Promenades Terrebonne's new tenant. A wonderful location just off of Highway 640 at exit 35. 📍 2790 Boul. Pinière, Terrebonne. On December 5th, Kuto opened its 14th restaurant 😍! The restaurant has a beautiful and warm atmosphere. Come taste this menu with amazing flavours. ​ Different offers to be discovered all week!​   Promenades Terrebonne is a dynamic shopping center located at the intersection of Boulevard La Pinière and Boulevard des Seigneurs in Terrebonne. Major tenants are already operating in the center, such as Chocolats Favoris, IGA Extra, Dollarama, Rouge Boeuf, Ben & Florentine, Uniprix, RBC, TD Bank, Subway, Amir, etc. 2 commercial spaces are now available for rent with a new phase to come.  For more details about all the possibilities this property has to offer and to create your ideal commercial space in Terrebonne, contact Jaime Roskie (514) 354-5920 x 253 

Forum reveals new values

Nov. 28, 2019
What are the values of Forum? This question was not easy to answer for most of us and for a simple reason: we had never taken the time to list them deliberately. So it was during our Christmas party this week that we decided to reveal our values to our employees, a project on which we spent several months thinking collectively. During the announcement the emotion was palpable. Most of us recognized ourselves in these values that we try to embody every day. We are pleased to share them with you: Do the right thing Communicate, always Protect and nurture your people Delight and have fun

Richmonds break ground for new 49th Parallel store in Duncan

Nov. 5, 2019
It has taken four decades but Wayne Richmond is embarking on something of a homecoming. The patriarch of a family business that has gone from one small grocery store to a chain that now boasts full-size 49th Parallel Grocery Stores in Ladysmith, Cedar and Chemainus and smaller outlets in Duncan and Chemainus, is returning to his roots. "Dad grew up on Isley Street, which isn't too far from where the new store is going," explained Peter Richmond, as family members joined North Cowichan Mayor Al Siebring and contractor Steven McPhee for a ground-breaking ceremony on Wednesday morning. "We are extremely excited to finally be breaking ground on the development and to be partnering with Peter, Wayne and the rest of the 49th Parallel family," says McPhee. The Richmonds are building a 25,000 square foot store that will be the anchor for a development on a site southwest of the Berkey's Corner roundabout which is the intersection of Sherman, Somenos and Cowichan Lake Roads. After growing up on Isley Street, Richmond and his wife, Harmina, bought a small corner grocery store in Ladysmith in 1977 and began building the 49th Parallel brand and successful neighbourhood food outlets. Along the way they raised their two children, Peter and Kathy and the venture became a bona fide family business. Peter joined the business in 1996 and is now company president and Kathy works in the head office in Ladysmith. "We bought Bruce's Grocery with the idea of having a larger store before now," Peter said. The venerable, but under-sized Bruce's Grocery on Cairnsmore will remain but is due for some upgrades as the Richmonds continue their commitment to the local community. It became a 49th Parallel store 11 years ago. "We believe in serving the local community and we always draw from an area about two or three miles from our stores," Richmond added. Richmond says the new Berkey's Corner store will be an improvement over the smaller, 4,800 square foot store on Cairnsmore but will stick to the formula that has made the 49th chain successful. "We'll be able to have more variety and more selection," he pointed out. Speaking to a Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce audience a day earlier, Richmond said despite increasing competition and rapid changes in the grocery industry, he was determined to avoid one emerging trend. "We keep an eye on changes, particularly in technology," Richmond said. "But you won't be seeing any self-checkouts in our stores." The five 49th Parallel stores employ 275 people. McPhee, vice-president of leasing and development for Forum Properties, the company building the store, expects the project to be complete by this time next year. https://www.cowichanvalleycitizen.com/news/richmonds-break-ground-for-new-49th-parallel-store-in-duncan/

Short term lease on Nun's Island

Oct. 11, 2019
Located on Nun's Island, Centre Le Village stands out for its unique design. An abundance of local business can be found in the center including a dry cleaner, shoe repair, financial institutions, an optometrist, grocery store, SAQ, a hairdresser, restaurants and a daycare.   Centre Le Village is getting a makeover! Forum has taken the initiative of updating all signage as well as the common areas of this shopping center. Several other improvements are to come!   Notice to all entrepreneurs, come be a part of this change! We have 5 vacant units, perfect for your next project. Situated in the main commercial hub of Nun's Island, this center benefits from an exceptional location, being located at the focal point of this community. What could be better than benefiting from the traffic of a Provigo and an SAQ? The parking lot is rarely empty! Centre Le Village is always full of action and attracts a diverse clientele of all ages!   Forum is looking for short-term tenants for this center. Come be a part of the changes happening in this Nun's Island hub!   If you are interested in a short-term rental or pop-up shop, contact Jaime Roskies at (514)-354-5920 ext. 253  

LEGO at ICSC Toronto

Sept. 26, 2019
It was with great pleasure that we welcomed Graeme Dymond to our booth at the ICSC in Toronto on September 24th! This freelance artist is a master LEGO designer, being the second in Canada to become 'LEGO Serious Play' certified! His skills and creativity have provided us with a real work of art, OUR LOGO IN LEGO! How could you not fall in love with this masterpiece? We hope to have brightened the days of the ICSC's visitors with this extraordinary work of art, inspiring them to create more unique moments!      

Benny & Co is now open!

Sept. 9, 2019
Our tenant Benny & Co is now open at Faubourg Tremblant! 437 Rte 117, Mont-Tremblant, QC J8E 2X6

Welcome all dogs

Aug. 28, 2019
  To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of Factories Tremblant and the last sidewalk sales of the summer, come and enjoy the presence of prefessionals (groomer, dog friendly hotel, dog trainer etc) and their advice. Many suprises await you and your companion !  * In participating shops and in compliance with the regulations in force  Welcome all dogs! We are proud to announce the launch of our Dog Friendly pilot project at Factoreries Tremblant, starting this weekend during our last sidewalk sale of the summer! Together let's rethink our retail experience https://bit.ly/2HvLAEr For more information please visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/FactoreriesTremblant/ or http://factoreriestremblant.com/

Forum has acquired a new property in Terrebonne

July 25, 2019
   
Forum Properties has acquired a new property in Terrebonne: Les Promenades Terrebonne. Forum Properties has acquired a new property in Terrebonne: Les Promenades Terrebonne,  a dynamic shopping center located at the intersection of Boulevard La Pinière and Boulevard des Seigneurs. It is strategically positioned at Exit 35 off Highway 640, where over 70,000 vehicles travel each day. It is located at the entrance of Boisé de la Pinière, a prestigious residential district, and is close to several other major residential developments. Major tenants are already operating in the center, such as Chocolats Favoris, IGA Extra, Dollarama, Rouge Boeuf, Ben & Florentine, Uniprix, RBC, TD Bank, Subway, Amir, etc.

See you at ICSC Quebec Conference

June 18, 2019
Come meet us at ICSC Montreal to discuss business opportunities with our Leasing team. We will be at booth 505. See you there!    

Forum and Crofton Moore have acquired 11 properties

May 9, 2019
May 9, 2019. Montreal. Forum Properties and Crofton Moore announced today the acquisition of 11 retail properties in Quebec. This portfolio represents over one million square feet of gross leasable area (GLA). Seven of the properties acquired in the transaction will be managed by Forum Properties and four by Crofton Moore. The shopping centres acquired serve consumers' daily needs with strong anchors such as Walmart, IGA, Provigo, Super C (Metro) and Pharmaprix (Shoppers Drug Mart). "These additional strong retail properties enhance our commitment to provide national, regional and local retailers with the ability to coordinate their leasing and growth strategies," said Forum founding partner Dean Mendel. "We are delighted to partner with Crofton Moore in this acquisition," he continued. They are a well-known name in real estate, and they use their in-depth knowledge about markets and tenants to help their clients invest and flourish in the Quebec and Ontario real estate markets. They have developed a full array of real estate services over the last 22 years." Crofton Moore president Mitchell Moss echoed Mr. Mendel's thoughts. "Our success and growth have been driven by our commitment to our tenants, providing them with the location, traffic and amenities they need to reach their core demographic. That is the same commitment we see at work at Forum Properties, and we look forward to working together on these new acquisitions." The new properties include: Centre le Village (Nuns' Island) Place Elgar (Nuns' Island) Plaza des Seigneurs (Terrebonne) Repentigny Shopping Centre (Repentigny) Saint-Rémi Shopping Plaza (Saint-Rémi) Centre Sorel (Sorel) Pharmaprix (Gatineau) Marché Marcel Laurin (Ville St. Laurent) Centre Commercial Chateauguay (Chateauguay) Place Desormeaux (Longueuil) Méga Centre Côte Vertu (Ville St. Laurent)   About Forum Properties Forum Properties is a leading developer of retail neighbourhood shopping centres across Canada. The company is a full-service real estate provider that manages all aspects of the development process including due diligence, acquisition, land use planning, construction,leasing and day-to-day property management. About Crofton Moore Since its inception over 20 years ago, Crofton Moore has been active in over 8,500,000 square feet of real estate in both Quebec and Ontario. Crofton Moore specializes in the development and redevelopment of real estate projects by providing creative solutions to commercial properties positioned to meet the current and future needs of commercial tenants and their clients.

6 months already

Apr. 26, 2019
6 months already since our new brand launch! Back to this beautiful event at ICSC Toronto!

Petinos Saint-Léonard is open

Mar. 7, 2019
Our new tenant Petinos Saint-Léonard stands out for its exceptional bustling atmosphere since its opening last November with its location of choice. 

Coiffure La Belle et La Bête is open

Mar. 4, 2019
Brand new concept! The Coiffure La Belle and Beast salon welcomes young and old at the Terrebonne Market. A new specialized hair salon for children and the whole family. This new kind of salon is located at the Marché Terrebonne - 1135 Rangs St-François. Your toddlers will be amazed by the cart chairs and the Xbox facilities at each station.  

Shell and Super Soir are open

Feb. 14, 2019
Super Soir and Shell are finally open at Faubourg Tremblant! Do not hesitate to stop next time you take the 117.

ICSC Toronto 2018

Oct. 4, 2018
Check out our brand new booth reveiled at ICSC Toronto, October 1-3 2018. After months of preparation we were very happy with the result! Thanks Trafic design for this tremendous work! www.traficdesign.com

Things have changed.

Oct. 1, 2018
We are pleased to announce the launch of our new brand: Forum. Today is the beginning of a new journey for us and we cannot wait to share it with you! A celebration cocktail will be held in Toronto during the ICSC Convention, Tuesday October 2nd, at 4.00 pm, booth 1121. Be our guest!