– Marc Perreault, President
Building on more than 35 years’ experience in development, urban planner Marc Perreault has worked with clients in the private sector as well as with municipalities and other government agencies.
Prior to establishing his own business, Empero, in August 2015, he held positions with three major urban design and architecture firms. He joined the team at Services intégrés Lemay et associés in 2014, after having served as vice-president and director at IBI Group Inc. from 2006 to 2014. Earlier in his career, from 1980 to 2005, he was an associate at Daniel Arbour et Associés.
Marc Perreault’s impressive professional record speaks eloquently of his vast experience and reputation as an urban planner.
Known for his strong listening skills and versatility, another of Marc Perreault’s strengths is his ability to bring clarity to projects. Deftly grasping the essential focus of a project, he is able to fine-tune it to take into account the basic needs expressed by the client as well as the existing framework. Energized by challenges, he is both creative and meticulous, and highly versatile when it comes to finding the best way to fulfill his mandates. A skilled standard-bearer for your projects, he is also an exceptional negotiator.
From May 1980 to August 2015, Marc Perreault has contributed to the design of nearly one hundred development plans for residential projects in urban and resort settings, TOD (Transit-oriented Developments), seniors’ complexes, commercial projects, municipal and regional parks, institutional projects (airport and hospitals) and industrial parks. Of all these development plans, the most notable are:
Preparation of the master development plan and the implementation plan as well as their follow-up, coordination of professionals, negotiation of the regulatory framework with municipalities, obtention of approvals and permits from relevant authorities (municipalities, MTQ, MDDELCC, CN, CP, etc.) and representation on the client’s behalf in dealings with these same authorities for the following projects:
Preparation of more than one hundred urban planning tools (regional planning schemes, urban plans, special urban planning programs, regulatory reform) for the same number of municipalities
Urban integration studies associated with the implantation of structuring transit infrastructure and evaluation of the economic benefits of a public transit system for urban development. Of the dozen transit and traffic studies conducted, the most notable are:
Project office for the Pont Champlain LRT (CIMA+) – Subcontractor for the project office, in charge of urban design and real estate expertise for the opportunity study preparation process; participation in various activities to analyze the means (light rail transit, rapid bus service and tram-train) and routes being considered for the potential implantation of a structuring transit infrastructure as the Champlain bridge is being rebuilt
AMT – Management of urban planning and urban design studies associated with the extension of the Laval and Longueil subway lines (2011-2012)
Transports Québec – Management of urban integration and landscaping studies as part of the detailed pre-project plan for the Turcot project as a subcontractor for the SNC-Lavalin consortium / CIMA+
Some fifteen studies examining the economic benefits of a project, due diligence on the opportunity to acquire an immovable, including the identification of the highest and best use, market studies and strategic positioning studies
Of the feasibility and opportunity studies conducted, the most notable ones are:
Ville de Montréal – Participation in a study conducted jointly with Price Waterhouse to analyze the development and prospects of the textile, garment and fur industry in Montréal
MRC des Maskoutains CLD – Positioning study for the Saint-Hyacinthe Cité de la biotechnologie
Public Services and Procurement Canada – Disposition study for the old Saint-Vincent-de-Paul penitentiary in Laval to develop recycling scenarios and evaluate its market value
Intermont – Prefeasibility study for a hybrid ski lift (chairs and gondolas) on Mont Orford; a first in Québec
To offer all our clients a quality service built on pertinence, integrity and creativity, with the utmost respect for all project stakeholders.
To foster the emergence of economically viable projects and the creation of sustainable living spaces that add value to their host communities.
The close relationships and trust we build with our clients are the cornerstones of our corporate culture. Added value, sustainability and pertinence are central to our actions. They inspire projects that are economically realistic, meet timelines and comply with the processes for social acceptability.