Kastello is an investment firm that was founded in 2018 by the Fortin family and is now well-known in Quebec’s entrepreneurial sector.
Its subsidiary Kastello Immobilier Inc. specializes in residential real estate investment and particularly in the acquisition and management of residential rental projects and their development in partnership with real estate developers. The company's real estate portfolio is primarily made up of residential rental properties with a long-term holding objective.
Our people-centric business model is based on building solid trust relationships with our partners and our rental clients. Our management style is based on authenticity, integrity and concern for everyone's well-being. Because we are a family-owned company, we know that success comes from trust, collaboration and a sense of accomplishment.
We also believe it’s important that we give back to our community. Each year, the Fondation Lise et Richard Fortin donates a significant sum to charitable organizations. We are also committed to integrating affordable housing and energy-efficient systems into some of our buildings to facilitate access to housing and reduce the environmental impact.
To take a people-centric and long-term approach to owning and managing high-quality residential rental projects, in order to offer living environments that meet the needs of all our clients.
To be a large-scale property owner in Quebec and specialize in real estate development and long-term rental management, in order to create value and ensure the sustainability of our built heritage.
Richard Fortin has had a distinguished career in finance. He joined Alimentation Couche-Tard as Co-founder and CFO in 1984 and was instrumental in the company's dazzling expansion. His son, Éric Fortin, launched his career within the same company, a Quebec flagship. Éric followed in his father's footsteps and started his own business in 2008 when he bought his first company.
In 2017, Eric met Matthieu Colette, with whom he shares the same professional values and a common vision of real estate.
So in 2018, the three men founded Kastello to diversify the family portfolio into different investment spheres.
Éric Fortin is the President of Kastello Immobilier, Kastello's first investment subsidiary. He is responsible for developing and implementing corporate strategies, partnerships and investments. He also oversees the management and development of the parent company.
Éric has built up over 26 years of experience in business management. During the 13 years that he spent at the Quebec flagship Alimentation Couche-Tard, he was Director of Operations for 7 years and Marketing Manager for 2 years. This entrepreneur at heart went on to own and manage businesses for 15 years.
He is highly respected in the Quebec business community and sits on a number of Boards of Directors, including the Alimentation Couche-Tard board.
Mathieu Collette is responsible for real estate investment at Kastello Immobilier. This involves developing and monitoring investment strategies and partnerships, and the analysis and management of investment projects. Mathieu also oversees the company's property management division.
Mathieu has 25 years of experience in a range of real estate fields. He previously held the position of Vice-President of Residential Real Estate Development at Devimco Immobilier, where he actively contributed to the development of over 3,000 residential units.
Mathieu also spent 15 years at Altus Group, where he worked as a certified appraiser. He led a wide range of consulting, market research and real estate evaluation projects in addition to managing the residential consulting services department.
Nour Ghrairi leads Kastello Immobilier's property management division. She oversees the operations of a new and growing residential portfolio.
Nour holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Project Management, a Real Estate Management Certificate, and a Master's degree in Business Administration, Management and Operations from UQAM. Her qualifications are complemented by over a decade of experience in property management, operational efficiency and financial performance.
Ariel Khabie is responsible for the sound financial management of Kastello Immobilier. He oversees financial planning strategies, financial modelling for projects and accounting activities for properties owned by Kastello and its subsidiaries.
Ariel is a Chartered Professional Accountant who holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from McGill University. During his 25 years in accounting, finance and management in the real estate sector, he honed his expertise in development, cash flow projection and financial and management reporting analysis.
Martin Fortier is responsible for preparing and analyzing the company's financial statements and for the accounting operations of managed properties. He works closely with the management team when determining budgets and integrating new acquisitions.
Martin has earned CPA designation and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from UQTR and can boast close to 20 years of accounting experience in the real estate sector. During his career, he has worked as an analyst, property accountant and financial controller.
Sandra is the Executive Assistant to both the Kastello team and the Fondation Lise et Richard Fortin team. Her core duties involve managing agendas, communications and expense reports.
Sandra has close to 10 years of experience in administrative support. She previously worked as the assistant to the CEO of the Association des détaillants en alimentation du Québec (ADA) and the administrative assistant to the Fédération interprofessionnelle de la santé du Québec (FIQ) executive committee.
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The name Kastello comes from castello, the Latin word for castle. The word is synonymous with the Fortin family name and evokes a stronghold which symbolizes solidity, security and trust.
Kastello is therefore a strengthened company that personifies solidity for its real estate development partners as well as a symbol of security and comfort for its rental clients.
5005 boulevard Lapinière, suite 3020
Brossard (Québec) J4Z 0N5
Office : (450) 766-8733