Company

We take genuine pride in creating value for clients, PBC Group maximizes value and return on capital for clients across our asset management and commercial real estate development business lines. We accomplish this by using a customer relationship approach in which we treat every investment and project as if we were the principal owners.

Overview

PBC Group started in 1956 when Peris Bouzanis began to construct housing for CMHC in Ottawa – swiftly branching out into virtually every sector of the construction industry. In 1985, Peris’s son Paul Bouzanis took over and refocused PBC Group to specialize in project development and construction management. He also developed investment and asset management divisions of the company, which are a product of PBC’s development experience over the last 30 years. PBC Group’s focus is now to service our institutional clients’ real estate investment needs.

Since the firm’s beginnings, our development and construction business has reliably provided clients with management solutions for thousands of projects in such sectors as institutional, hospitality, retail and land development. Our real estate asset management business has strategically invested to maximize value and return on capital, creating tailored portfolios for our institutional clients.

Across all our business, we treat every client with professionalism, honesty and transparency. This quality is demonstrated in the long-term relationships we have built over the last 30 years.

Extraordinary returns

  • Over $455M in capital invested
  • Annualized ROI (10-yr) real estate portfolio of over 19.15%
  • Debt portfolio ROI (11-yr) 5.93%

The cornerstones of our corporate culture

Service:

At PBC Group, we treat every investment as though we owned it ourselves, investing our capital alongside our clients. This approach keeps us focused on the clients – as their success becomes our success.

Integrity:

PBC Group treats every client with professionalism, honesty, transparency and respect.

Momentum:

PBC Group is always moving forward and delivering the best. We understand that opportunity equals hard work.

Commitment:

At PBC Group, we never compromise on our principles. These are the key ingredients that differentiate us from our competition.

Experienced management team

At PBC Group, we work to build long-term relationships with our clients, ensuring that we are fully present and accountable at every stage of every project. In fact, relationship-building lies at the foundation of our business plan. Our principals, who have decades of experience in the real estate finance and development industries, are involved professionally, operationally and at a consulting level with all facets of our operations.

Paul Bouzanis

Paul Bouzanis
President & CEO

Roch Brisson

Roch Brisson CPA, CA
CFO

Paul Bouzanis, President &CEO

As President of PBC Group since 1985, Mr. Paul Bouzanis has accrued over 30 years of real estate development and management experience. His comprehensive understanding of real estate acquisitions, development and redevelopment and extensive experience in the construction industry have been the driving forces behind PBC Group’s growth and success.

Under Mr. Bouzanis’s leadership, PBC Group has grown to provide all-encompassing asset management to institutional investors including debt, mortgages, construction financing, land development, and development of residential subdivisions, condominiums and apartments. The company has expanded from a small, family-owned business founded in 1958 to a prosperous corporation with assets under management in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia.

Mr. Bouzanis was elected to the Board of Trustees of InterRent REIT in 2009. InterRent REIT owns and operates more than 8,000 multi-residential units and has an enterprise value in excess of $1 billion. Mr. Bouzanis co-engineered the private equity placement in 2009 and repositioning of the REIT. Share price total return to date is 529 percent with annual returns of 76 percent (December 2009 to August 2016).

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Roch Brisson CPA, CA, CFO

Mr. Roch Brisson has more than 25 years of experience in all areas of corporate finance, real estate development, acquisitions and joint ventures, strategic planning, financial modeling and projections, financial analysis, valuations and all internal/external financial reporting. He has held positions as CFO and COO at Brigil Homes and served as Vice President of Finance at Minto Communities Inc.

At Brigil Homes, Mr. Brisson assisted in the development and execution of the key financial strategies supporting the strategic growth of the company’s land development and home building operations in the National Capital Region. He was also responsible for overseeing and reviewing all financial and non-financial reporting.

At Minto Communities Inc., Mr. Brisson built a highly effective and dedicated finance and accounting team for one of the most significant and profitable land development and homebuilding operating groups of the Minto Group of Companies. Under his leadership, the financial team consistently generated timely and accurate financial and non-financial reporting, significantly reduced the quarterly financial reporting cycle, and developed annual formal strategic and related annual business plans during a period of significant corporate business reorganization and changes in the company’s management style and culture.

Mr. Brisson holds a Bachelor of Commerce (cum laude) from the University of Ottawa and is a designated CPA and CA with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario.

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Advisory Committee

Our experienced Advisory Committee provides strategic oversight for PBC Group’s Real Estate Advisors Inc. business line.

Donald W.J. Logie

Donald W.J. Logie
B.A.Sc (Civil) & MBA

William John Jussup

William John Jussup
B.A. & LLB

Donald W. J. Logie

Mr. Don Logie is a senior real estate executive with extensive experience in the development and operation of commercial and residential real estate. Mr. Logie has acted as the developer, asset manager or purchaser for more than 40 million square feet of retail and office space, with a capital budget of $750 million. He has operation management experience for more than 5 million square feet.

Mr. Logie currently holds positions as Senior Vice President of Build Toronto Inc., and Vice President Development and Acting President and CEO of Toronto Economic Development Corporation. He has also held management positions with Magna International Inc. and O&Y Enterprise.

Mr. Logie earned a Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering) from the University of Waterloo and an MBA from the University of Toronto. He is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario, NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association and the International Council of Shopping Centres.

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William John Jussup

Mr. John Jussup is a senior legal executive with over 30 years as a corporate legal advisor. He is experienced dealing in the U.S marketplace with exposure to U.S. regulators, enforcement agencies and legal system. Mr. Jussup is nationally recognized for his accomplishments as a board and senior management advisor and has deep expertise in corporate governance.

Mr. Jussup is currently the Chair of the Board of Directors of Keek Inc. He has also held positions as company Secretary of Halogen Software Inc. and General Counsel and Secretary at the Bank of Canada.

Mr. Jussup holds a Bachelor of Arts from the Royal Military College of Canada and a Bachelor of Laws from Queen’s University. He is a member of the Ontario Bar Association and the Law Society of Upper Canada.

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