Commercial Business Development

Since its creation, Fahey et associés has been assisting business leaders in the development and planning of their projects.

Commercial Business Development


Since its creation, Fahey et associés has been assisting business leaders in the development and planning of their projects.

According to the clients’ needs, the team is given responsibilities at different stages of planning to realize projects.

The team carries out site surveys and pre- development analyzes, which include the verification of relevant urban and environmental standards, and the identification of specific constraints at each site (such as legal, environmental, etc.).

During the project design stage, our professionals propose site plans and provide viable solutions to issues on the targeted territory. Innovative landscaping is used to promote seamless project integration, showcase sites and enhance the customer experience to be more user-friendly. In addition, many of the projects developed with these large retailers aim for LEED certification for the construction and development of the site. The Fahey et associés team is able to develop sustainable solutions for water surface management and incorporate indigenous plants that will survive the particularly challenging conditions present at commercial sites.

Subsequently, the team is responsible for preparing applications for regulatory amendments, minor variances, PIIA approval, and permit applications required for development projects. The team also submits these applications to municipal authorities and, in some cases, participates in negotiations and development agreements between the retailer and the municipality. In order to complete the projects within the agreed deadlines, Fahey et associés also follows-up with the client, professionals (architects, engineers, signage companies, etc.) and municipality. To date, our firm has completed several hundred projects of this type.

Services offered

  • Site selection
  • Pre-development analysis
  • Verification of applicable regulations and zoning reports
  • Design of site development, landscaping and landscape proposals
  • Verification of truck maneuvers (delivery, garbage, etc.)
  • Review of architecture and signage proposals
  • Concepts, plans and specifications for outdoor installations (hardscape and landscape)
  • Validation of LEED certification for site development
  • Preparation, filing and negotiations with the municipal authorities for approvals and regulatory amendments until the permits are obtained (PIIA, minor derogation, conditional uses, PPCMOI, zoning, subdivision, etc.)
  • Presentations to planning advisory committees and public consultations
  • Site monitoring

Major Clients

Metro, Marché Richelieu (Metro +, Super C, Adonis, Brunet, Première Moisson, Jean Coutu, etc.)
Sobeys (IGA, Shell, Rachelle-Béry, etc.)
Home Depot
Lowes (Rona, Rona l’Entrepôt)

Commercial sites whose team accompanies the development

Dix30 – Carbonleo & Oxford Properties
Carrefour de la Rive-Sud and Faubourg Boisbriand – North American Developement Group
Marché Central – Bentall & Quadreal
Fairview Pointe-Claire – Cadillac Fairview
Galeries d’Anjou – Cadillac Fairview
Sites of First Capital Realties
Sites of Choice Properties & Choice Reit
Sites of Groupe Shapiro

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