Michel Nadeau to lead Facilities Management as of June 1

University bids fond farewell to Peter Bolla, who retires from Concordia after 15 years of service
May 27, 2015
By Shelagh Peden

Michel Nadeau brings extensive experience in managing buildings at the City of Montreal. Michel Nadeau brings extensive experience in managing buildings at the City of Montreal. | Photo courtesy of Concordia University

On June 1, Michel Nadeau assumes his new role as associate vice-president of Facilities Management at Concordia University.

Coming from the City of Montreal, Nadeau’s most recent role was director of Stratégies et transactions immobilières (Real estate transactions and strategies), where he was responsible for the management of some 1,400 buildings and oversaw the retrofitting of 32 arenas, thereby eliminating the creation of greenhouse gases.

During his tenure, Nadeau was also responsible for the upgrade of 25 service yards, including the development of a standard service yard program and sustainable development strategies for the city’s assets.

Nadeau holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and a Bachelor of Architecture, both from McGill University, and a Master’s in Project Management from Université du Québec à Montréal.

He is a member of the Ordre des architectes du Québec and the National Executive Forum on Public Property.

Nadeau replaces Peter Bolla, who retires from Concordia after nearly 15 years of service and numerous successful projects. During his tenure, Bolla oversaw the significant growth and transformation of the university’s two campuses while remaining attentive and responsive to the needs of the community.

He spearheaded the development of six new buildings, the renewal of the Grey Nuns Building, the upgrades to the teaching and research infrastructure, and improved recreational and commercial facilities.

Thanks to his leadership and vision, the university now counts many exceptional facilities and three LEED-certified buildings, and has been the most energy efficient of the major Quebec universities for the past 17 consecutive years.

Concordia's real estate portfolio includes 61 buildings and nearly 500,000 square metres of floor space. Nadeau will oversee all units within Facilities Management, which include Facilities Planning and Development; Property Management; Project Management; Administrative Services; and related programs, including building performance and sustainability.

Learn how Concordia became a leader in green buildings.


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