Innovative People

Richard Glickman, FRI
President and Agency Executive Officer
Chartered Real Estate Broker

Richard has been in the real estate business for over 30 years. He attended McGill University and obtained his fellowship in the Real Estate Institute of Canada in 1980.

He served until 1984 as the President of Suisdev Inc., a real estate management company with 500,000 square feet of ofice property. While there, he created a joint venture in order to develop a 600,000-square-foot AAA office tower in the Montreal Central Business District now known as 600 de Maisonneuve West.

He subsequently joined Monit Management Ltd. a real estate organization with a portfolio of seven million square feet of office, industrial and commercial properties as its Executive Vice-President, overseeing the company's leasing and development departments. Richard was responsible for the development, leasing and management of Tour Scotia, a 350,000-square-foot AAA office tower in the downtown core, and the redevelopment of several other core office buildings. Richard also created and launched a stand-alone 80,000-square-foot executive conference centre, the first of its kind in Canada.

In 2005 he subsequently joined the firm of Jones Lang LaSalle as a Senior Vice President and Director until leaving to commence Colterra's operations in 2009. Richard's focus was capital markets and tenant representation, having received mandates from numerous firms including two major legal partnerships and several institutional clients.

A native of Montreal, Richard founded Colterra Realties Inc. in 1981 and has retained his license as a chartered broker since that date. A list of his current clients includes the McGill University Health Centre, Standard Life, St. Martin Hotels and the Fraser-Hickson Institute.

Richard was a founding director of the Urban Development Institute, is a Fellow of the Real Estate Institute of Canada and a past director of several non-profit organizations.

His experience crosses all areas of real estate expertise including acquisitions and dispositions, leasing, property and asset management, development of residential, commercial, office, industrial, conference and hotel projects, totalling over 22 million square feet of space.

In addition to holding the FRI designation, Richard is a member of the Greater Montreal Real Estate Board and the Urban Development Institute. Building Owners and Managers Association.