Real estate that distinguishes itself is real estate that inspires and attracts. As much for its daring, creativity and inventiveness as for its appropriateness, quality and added value. At Kevlar, we’ve built our reputation on being able to see beyond trends, and to always raise our standard of excellence. Whether residential, commercial, or industrial, our properties are appreciated and sought after. Because they are incomparable and profitable.The Kevlar Vision The Kevlar Business Distinction
At Kevlar, we never develop a project based on the present. Rather, the projects in which we invest are conceived of and thought out with a view to the future. Before the ground is first broken, before the first nail is hammered home, we undertake an in-depth analysis of the locale. We take the pulse of the market, the real estate context, the potential of the site, architecture, marketing, presentation... no detail is overlooked to ensure that each of our projects is timeless and galvanizing, infusing the environment with a new vitality.
René Bellerive founds Kevlar in Montreal. In this first period of its existence, the company makes its mark in real estate brokering. Within three years, Kevlar is generating an annual transactional volume in excess of $125 million.
Philippe Morin joins Kevlar as senior partner. The company invests $45 million in the renovation of two buildings located in the Saint-Roch district of Quebec City, where it opens an office. Its work is recognized with a Real Estate Award of Excellence from the Urban Development Institute of Québec.
Kevlar opens a new head office in Montreal and launches its two signature brands Sax and Jazz. Notably, it builds phases I, II, and III of the Sax complex on Nuns’ Island, and several Jazz retirement homes (Sainte-Foy, Longueuil, Drummondville, Lebourgneuf, Lévis).
Now well established as a major player in the industry, Kevlar continues to develop its two banners, as well as executing numerous private and governmental real estate projects. The company distinguishes itself by the quality of its construction and its keen marketing sense.
Kevlar will continue to shine through the quality of its projects – and continue to grow. To do this, the company will rely on its innovative capacity, its vast real estate expertise, and the dynamism of its business partnerships. Of course, always combining development and profitability.
Holder of a degree in real estate financing, René Bellerive is a company head who is as active on the ground as he is in his office. Investment, art direction, architecture, design, marketing... he involves himself in everything in order to keep Kevlar firmly on the road of innovation that makes a difference. He has the soul of a pioneer. He fuels himself with the novel, the unexplored, with the idea of achieving the impossible for the sake of well-being. His impressive track record of $700 million in real estate investments is an eloquent testimony to his virtuosity.
Philippe Morin feeds on results. This graduate in administration – with a major in Entrepreneurship – has the projects to his credit to prove it. Over the years, he has shown flair in overcoming numerous challenges in the fields of venture capital, corporate turnarounds and commercial real estate. Since 2000, Mr. Morin has invested his expertise in Kevlar, conducting himself with an exemplary rigour that allows the company to deliver tangible results at every step. To his partners. To his investors. To his clients.
When you have known success, in our eyes it is important to share the fruits of that success with the community. Because we work in a universe of a high quality of life, it seemed obvious to us that we should use this as a lever to offer a better quality of life to others. For each new unit that we sell, a predetermined amount is donated to charitable causes that are close to our hearts. Thanks to our projects, more than $250 000 will be given to worthy projects and organizations.
The name Kevlar is synonymous with success. Unquestionably. Our reputation is a testament to our solid business sense. Its foundations: our passion, our thirst for innovation, our optimized multidisciplinary nature, our capacity to constantly outdo ourselves and our skill at taking calculated risks. When we deploy it for the benefit of a partner, it is with the precise objective that profitability is the point of it all.
Development of the strategic plan
Deployment of ressources
Execution of the mandate
Return on capital invested
Since its founding, Kevlar has been distinguished by its vast real estate experience. Our company is not content to follow established standards. We define them, without compromise. Talk to us about a project and we will bring it to life with ingenuity. Show us a location and we will transform it expertly. Trust us with a building, and we will bring the best out of it. Our sense of savoir-faire is keen and complete. Our resources, lucid and involved. Our brand, communicative and reassuring. In partnerships, we are always supportive and influence business for the better.
We are reliable and responsible managers. Best practices are at the foundation of everything we undertake. At every step of a project, we only deal with professionals: suppliers who are qualified, experienced and reputable. Our projects and their successful commercialization are proof in themselves of our management expertise.
We have raised the science of exploiting real estate assets to a higher level. We have mastered the art of enhancing the value of properties to give them a second wind and offering solutions adapted to every budget. Our strength: identifying and highlighting the strong points of each location in order to attract and retain good tenants. To the great satisfaction of our clients.
Sax I, II, and III
Sax I, II, and III to come
Town of Mount Royal
Sax I, and II to come
Sax Old Montréal
Le 410 Charest
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