Our Approach

At Devencore, we pride ourselves on offering a different approach to real estate. We deliver professional real estate services through a strategic and innovative methodology that combines what is best for each client with what works in practice. Given the sophistication and complexity of today’s corporate real estate market, companies rely more than ever before on their real estate partners to see the bigger picture. The right approach is key when it comes time to make your next real estate decision.

Brokerage and Transaction

At Devencore, we understand that every organization has space requirements that are unique. That's why we're committed to delivering strategic real estate solutions tailored to your specific situation. Our  team provides a comprehensive range of services to assist you in addressing your real estate needs efficiently and cost-effectively, and for both the short and the long term.

  • Relocation
  • Lease Recasting
  • Space Expansion / Reduction
  • Lease Renewals
  • Built-To-Suit and Design Build Projects
  • Lease vs. Own Analysis
  • Lease Reviews



An office is more than just a place to work. It reflects the personality of the whole organization. Offices are a significant investment for occupants, who must consider a variety of factors (people, needs, furniture and equipment, efficiency, flexibility, IT, layout, area, image, etc.) that influence their real estate requirements and criteria. Devencore understands these issues. After all, that is our business and we do it for the largest to the smallest companies in North America. We can help clients find solutions which will save them time and money.


Ceiling heights, stacking, shipping, energy, access to transportation... industries have all kinds of very special real estate needs. Thanks to our thorough knowledge of the industrial market, our understanding of industrial clients' needs and our ability to provide technical support during construction, we can identify the right industrial premises, in some cases before they are even listed or built. From soil decontamination to customized construction, we offer clients an entire range of professional services and industrial spaces.


Devencore's retail clients include financial institutions, specialized stores, bank branches, as well as numerous commercial tenants. We offer them services tailored to their specific concerns. Our thorough knowledge of local markets allows us to anticipate market trends, identify up-and-coming neighbourhoods and understand their dynamics and character. Rather than simply compiling data on space availability or current rents, Devencore performs a complete x-ray examination of the market for its clients.


Devencore's DevPosition system enables us to handle clients' needs for disposing of surplus space or buildings quickly and efficiently. The system was developed by Devencore's own experts, and has proven its ability to help clients reach their objectives efficiently and professionally.


Advisory Services

We view real estate from a different perspective.

Real estate portfolios and assets, regardless of their size or scope, must be viewed as strategic opportunities. At Devencore, we have worked with companies both large and small to develop and implement detailed and real estate strategies precisely attuned to budgets and corporate objectives. Whether you lease or own, our advisory team can help your organization maximize the inherent value and potential of your real estate.

  • Highest and Best Use Studies
  • Strategic Real Estate Portfolio Analysis and Planning
  • Cost Containment Program
  • Space Utilization Models and Trends
  • Real Estate Policies and Processes
  • Real Estate Management Consulting
  • Accommodation and Workplace Strategies
  • Urban Movement and Economic Forecasting


Lease and Database Management Services

Devencore's Lease and Database Management Services are designed to assist public, private and crown corporations in the centralization, validation and administration of their real estate portfolios. Depending on your needs, we can provide a range of products and services, including:

  • Database Management: DevReal Database
  • Lease Administration Services
  • Online Reporting Tools
  • IFRS 16


Financial Services

We assist you in your financial structuring.

For all companies, real estate needs and financial circumstances are in a constant state of evolution. For over 40 years, Devencore has assisted organizations in the evaluation, planning and financial structuring of all manner of real estate ventures, from development projects and joint ventures to acquisitions and dispositions. Our professionals specialize in helping you assess the performance and your portfolio and extract maximum value.

  • Development Consulting
  • Investment Sales
  • Project Packaging
  • Financing
  • Real Estate Portfolio Analysis and Yield Optimization
  • Other Financial Services


Facilities and Project Management Advisory Services

Devencore has assisted many of Canada's largest companies with facilities and project management in both strategic and functional capacities. Our expertise extends to construction management, as well as IT and communications management. We have also counselled our clients extensively on environmental issues and have developed a special expertise in LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) policies and certifications. In fact, Devencore is a proud member of the Canada Green Building Council. Our major services can be regrouped as follows:

  • Facility Management
  • Project Management
  • Relocation Management
  • Environmental Management

Risks to an organization lacking skilled resources:

  • Disruption and downtime to the organization
  • Missed savings opportunities
  • Cost overruns
  • Delayed delivery dates
  • Disgruntled employees
  • Improper documentation

Benefits of Devencore's Team:

  • Proven procedures and processes, fully documenting each step
  • Accountability of costs and timelines
  • Training and coaching of client team members, if applicable
  • Industry knowledge and experienced service providers
  • Cost-effectiveness design and process
  • Implementation and utilization of best practices
  • Experience and market knowledge




Strategic Planning and Advanced Strategies

Our experience and knowledge in developing a global strategic plan allows us to assist our clients in understanding the function and the impact of real estate on their operations. We understand the dynamics of the market place, allowing us to quickly assess and recommend an effective course of action. We also counsel leaders of organizations and their board of directors to appreciate and recommend real estate plans and develop global strategies.

Devencore is recognized for its objective advice and sound decision making at the most senior levels. We can support executives in the following areas:

  • The transition of a business direction into real estate strategies

  • The identification and the analysis of strategic information

  • The development of an executive roadmap to ensure objectives are met

  • The development of an executive dashboard to monitor and evaluate results

Once a global plan is approved, Devencore can also assist its clients in developing various advanced strategies and real estate models. These ensure our clients are most competitive and develop best practices in the corporate real estate world.


Legal Services

Devencore's Legal Services* are closely aligned with and complement the whole range of Devencore’s extensive real estate service offering and advisory solutions.

We offer legal advice and transactional representation to Devencore clients related to commercial and corporate real estate transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions, financing, development and leasing across Canada.

We advise and counsel businesses with respect to the numerous legal concerns inherent to real estate transactions and other related commercial interests.

More specifically, we provide assistance to our clients with a variety of their real estate requirements, ranging from counsel and advice to structuring, drafting, reviewing, negotiating and implementing legal documentation, notably with respect to the following matters:

  • Leasing of all classes of real estate, including office, retail and industrial properties
  • Purchase and sale of all types of real estate assets, including office, retail, hotel, industrial, multi-occupancy residential, recreational and development properties
  • Purchase and sale of businesses which include substantial real estate assets
  • Financing, short to long-term, and other loans and hypothecs and other security interests
  • Simple to complex real estate ownership structures, including joint ventures, partnership and shareholder arrangements

Closely aligned with Devencore’s brokerage and consultancy, our team of legal professionals has comprehensive knowledge and experience of the various markets in which our clients conduct transactions. We are aware of the markets’ realities & trends. We understand the thought process of the various real estate professionals, such as owners, managers, developers, designers, architects, engineers, etc. This enables us to provide our clients with unrivalled expertise. Indeed, our unique market insight, which we share with our clients, allows us to ensure that our clients’ legal concerns are properly addressed in light of the specific context of their transaction.

We counsel and serve a diverse clientele composed of small and medium enterprises, financial institutions and large corporations, which operate in various domains.

Devencore's Legal Services Advantage

The advantage of Devencore is that we are involved from the inception of the deal, and therefore we have a unique and precise grasp of the legal and business concerns and complexities which allows us to deliver effective advice and services.

* Notice: Our legal services are rendered by Devencore Legal Services Ltd. which is a legal advisory firm affiliated with Devencore Ltd. Both entities are Canadian corporations incorporated under the laws of Canada.


Landlord Representation Services

At Devencore, our mission is to ensure we maximize the profitability of your buildings by using an approach that is based on our in-depth knowledge and on carrying out property marketing strategies.

We closely examine the situation for each of your buildings and carry out a thorough analysis. We help you establish optimal positioning for each building in its specific market (pricing, marketing strategy, target clientele).

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