Michel Couillard, CRE

President and Chief Executive Officer, Busac Real Estate

Since his arrival as President of BUSAC Real Estate, Michel Couillard has led the company to the highest levels of the real estate industry through the active management of the firm’s assets and strategic investments. Be it via the acquisition, repositioning and restructuring of assets, property development, construction projects or real estate financing, he has demonstrated solid leadership and the continued fostering of strategic relationships with leading partners. Michel Couillard is responsible for overall investments, development strategies, as well as the management and growth of BUSAC’s real estate portfolio. As such, he oversees all business activities in Canada, in addition to the management of assets, plus numerous acquisition and development projects in the United States. He has proudly built successful partnerships with many notable Canadian and U.S. financial institutions and continues to seek out new investment opportunities across North America.

Michel Couillard serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of BUSAC Real Estate since September 2001. He originally joined the company as Executive Vice-President in 1999. Throughout his career, he has held senior management positions with various real estate companies in Canada, such as Canada Lands Company and Magil Laurentian, in addition to earning degrees and designations in the field of real estate from a number of universities in Canada and the United States. In 1997, Michel Couillard was invited into membership in the highly prestigious professional organization The Counselors of Real Estate (CRE). In 2007, Mr. Couillard became a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and served as Global Chair of The Counselors of Real Estate in 2020 and 2021.