30 years of history
Groupe Sélection’s history began in 1989 with the purchase of a triplex in Montréal’s Hochelaga-Maisonneuve neighborhood. Since it’s beginnings, Groupe Sélection has continuously innovated to enhance the well-being and quality of life of people. Today, under the leadership of founder Réal Bouclin, the company operates retirement communities and develops real estate complexes for all generations.
creators of living environments
In our vision of the future, we envision intergenerational diversity and sustainable development as the keys to individual and collective fulfillment. This vision, which is the strength of Groupe Sélection, is the foundation of our future decisions. It is what drives us to seek, through innovative services, technologies, methods, and materials, new ways to enrich the lives of every person we have the privilege of welcoming.
To build a future that is respectful of the environment and where our living spaces bring generations together.
To create communities by building living spaces that foster happiness, sharing and bringing people together.
Our greatest strength is seeing the world through the eyes of our residents and employees. We recognize that small gestures and considerations can make major differences in their lives.
Their well-being is our priority. The focus is thus on respect for their individual personalities, differences, and for the environment in which they live and evolve.
Our passion for creating and reinventing living spaces is part of our DNA. Continuing to grow by innovating in order to offer the best possible experiences to our residents and employees is our core mission.
Each day we cast a new and bold look at our practices. This is the driving force of our creativity.
We focus on energy, “joie de vivre” and attitude, not on age. We are “hyperactive” in the sense that we make things happen and are always inspired by creating the best possible environments for our residents.
In short, we are passionate and our love for real estate stems from the happiness that it brings our residents.
Our confidence in our ability to change lives and belief in our peers are the foundation of what we are. We have good hearts and we remain true to our values and authentic in all our initiatives.
That is why the communities that we create are characterized by openness and respect. Our greatest reward? That our residents feel at home.
Founding President and CEO (Chief Executive Officer)
A visionary entrepreneur, Réal Bouclin has lead Groupe Sélection for the last 30 years to rank 1st in among Canadas’ leading private retirement home business. Thanks to its unique vertical integration structure, the company is active in acquisition, investment, development, construction and management. The explosive growth experienced by the group in recent years faithfully follows the plan of its founder. With nearly 14,000 units under administration, the company he built has more than 5,000 employees.
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Robert Laplante has been present since the very beginning of Groupe Sélection. His extensive experience in the financial sector, combined with close to 30 years of involvement in the management of retirement residences are widely used in the strategic and operational management of the company and its subsidiaries.
Senior Vice President, Real Estate
A member of Groupe Sélection’s founding team, Yves Mongeau is Senior Vice President of Real Estate and a shareholder of the company. He is responsible for Groupe CH, the construction company dedicated to Groupe Sélection, and has over 30 years of experience developing residential complexes according to the highest standards of safety and quality in the industry.
Philippe O. Bouclin
Vice President, Real Estate Development
Vice President, Construction
Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Multi-residential
Selection Group picks up two international prizes at The Globals 2017 gala in London
Groupe Sélection’s commitment to offering innovative, quality and dynamic living environments is paying off. The company won two world-class awards at the 2017 edition of The Globals – Over 50s Housing Healthcare event in London, which celebrates excellence, notably with respect to retirement homes. The Quebec-based company won the Most Outstanding Vertical Retirement Living Project Award for 2017 for its Sélection Panorama Prestige complex in Laval and the Most Outstanding Senior Rental Housing of 2017 award for Sélection Vaudreuil Signature.