Team

Our dedicated team consists of real estate analysts, property managers, legal consultants, financial advisors, in-house maintenance engineers, and leasing agents.

Executive Team

Robert Leclair - President and Chief Executive Officer

Robert Leclair

President and Chief Executive Officer

Robert Leclair, through the Leclair Group Investments, has been an astute investor in real estate for more than thirty years. He started his career as a realtor and REMAX franchise owner in Québec and built on this foundation to initiate and lead numerous multi-residential property acquisition, development and management business activities in Canada and now the US for both his own companies and on behalf of private and institutional investors.

Robert was in the forefront of commercial condominium development in the 1980's in Québec and built more than 1500 multi-residential properties with a mix of semi-detached, row houses and condominiums.

In addition to leading his own real estate ventures and businesses Robert Leclair has served in an advisory capacity to potential investors, lenders and insurers who value his sound business judgement and professional ethics.

In 2010, Robert determined that the real estate market in Florida presented significant opportunities so he expanded into the United States with the acquisition of multi-residential properties in Jacksonville and Orlando and the construction of new buildings in Jacksonville.

Vincent Gauthier, BCom, CPA, CA – Vice President

Vincent Gauthier, BCom, CPA, CA

Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer

Vincent Gauthier has more than twenty-five years of experience in internal, external and forensic audits of private and public sector organizations. He has directed international audits for Ernst & Young and the Office of the Auditor General of Canada.

Vincent began investing in real estate in partnership with Mr. Leclair in 1995 and decided to retire from the auditing profession to join the Leclair Group Investments full time in 2003.

Vincent Gauthier oversees all financial aspects of the Canadian and US operations including planning, accounting and reporting. He is also responsible for information technology matters and human resources.

Vincent's knowledge and skills in professional accounting, financial/business analysis, taxation and management have been key to the group's expansion over the years and underpin strategic and operational decisions on financial and business management controls and practices, information systems and sound governance.

Vincent is fluent in French and English, has a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce from the University of Ottawa and is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA).

Mélanie Leclair – Office Manager, Canadian Head Office

Mélanie Leclair

Vice President, Acquisitions and Operations, Canada

In 2005, Melanie Leclair came into the family firm as an office manager for planning and delivery of administrative services to Leclair Group Investments in Canada. Since then she has become a senior real estate executive in the life-cycle management of real property assets including the acquisition, management and disposal of multi-residential properties with a portfolio of over $300 M.

Melanie main responsibilities are to: advise on multi-residential investment strategies and plans in support of long and short-term company goals and objectives, lead the development and implementation of marketing and operational plans and activities by multiple property managers across the region, and develop policies and procedures on asset management to maximize the efficiency and profitability of multi-residential property investments in Eastern Canada. In addition, Melanie leads consultants and staff in the research, analysis and recommendation of multi-residential investment opportunities, and proposes and oversees plans and activities to dispose of real property assets and directs contracting activities across the region ensuring transparency and value for money.

In 2014, Melanie undertook a learning assignment in Leclair Group Investments’s US operations to expand her knowledge of property management and has studied industrial relations and administration at the University of Quebec.

John Boscarino, BS, MBA, LCAM – Regional Operations Manager – US Operations

John Boscarino, BS, MBA, LCAM

Regional Operations Manager – US Operations

John Boscarino comes to Leclair Group Investments after a successful 32 year career with IBM where he was an Executive IT Project Manager. John's skills and abilities earned him a reputation for excellence in planning, co-ordinating, managing and controlling multiple, complex projects, teams and budgets.

John oversees the daily operations, management, and budgets of Leclair Group Investments's US properties. He works in concert with each property manager and leasing agents to ensure that all operations run effectively and that Leclair Group Investments provides a high quality tenant experience.

John has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and a Master of Business Administration in Management Information Systems both from Manhattan College. He is a Certified Project Manager from the Project Management Institute and is a Licensed Community Association Manager, Florida.

Lise Daoust, BAA – Consultant - Finance

Lise Daoust, BAA

Consultant - Finance

Lise Daoust has worked with Leclair Group Investments as a finance consultant since 2012. Lise has more than 25 years of international experience in senior positions with large multinational companies such as Schlumberger Ltd and General Electric including serving as a controller and finance director in their regional and foreign operations located in Canada, France and the USA. Lise is also a business development consultant to small and medium sized enterprises.

Lise, as a consultant, provides coaching, support and the sharing of expertise and best practices with Leclair Group Investments's staff on finance and accounting matters.

Lise is fluent in French and English and has a Bachelor of Business Administration (BAA) degree from the University of Québec at Montreal.

Rob O'Brien, LCAM – Property Manager, Heritage Deerwood

Rob O'Brien, LCAM

Property Manager, Heritage Deerwood

Rob O'Brien is a Licensed Community Association Manager (LCAM) that joined Leclair Group in November 2017. He has 6 years of property management experience, 4 years of which were as a portfolio manager for a wide range of homeowners and condominium associations in Washington DC. Prior to joining our company, he was managing a portfolio of condominiums and homeowners associations in Florida.

Rob is committed to providing excellent management services and ensuring that the community is one that residents are proud to call home. His superior customer service skills and his ability to manage multiple projects and activities are critical in his dual roles as Property Manager of Heritage Deerwood units owned by Leclair Group and as Property Manager of the Heritage Deerwood Condominium Association. As the Property Manager, Rob is responsible for communications, client relations, health and safety, staffing, project management, maintenance, leasing and budgeting.

Jesse Gravel - Regional Maintenance Supervisor, Canadian Operations

Jesse Gravel

Regional Maintenance Supervisor - Canadian Operations

Jesse joined Leclair Group Investments's Canadian operations in 2005 and has more than 25 years of experience in the delivery of facilities maintenance services for multi-residential properties ranging in size from 150 to 800 units. Jesse is known for his dedication to the delivery of superior property and tenant services.

Jesse's expert technical knowledge and skills ensure the highest standards are met for the maintenance of the Canadian properties. Jesse is responsible for building operations planning and for overseeing and supervising the building and grounds maintenance activities for assigned properties including tenant services, contract negotiation and management, budgets and emergency preparedness

Melanie Gerard – Property Manager

Mélanie Gerard

Property Manager

Mélanie Gerard has been with Leclair Group Investments's Canadian operations since 2018 and has more than 15 years of experience in general management as well as in managing multi-residential properties. Mélanie has a well-earned reputation for excellence in client relations and property administration that result in well run, desirable residential communities.

Mélanie’s strong operational management abilities and interpersonal skills combined with her personal commitment are essential to her role as property manager of Joie de Vivre. She is responsible for communications, client relations, health and safety, staffing, project management, grounds and building maintenance, leasing and budgeting.

Carol Kidder, NALP, CAM – Property Manager, Fieldstone and Millstone Villages

Carol Kidder, NALP, CAM

Property Manager, Fieldstone and Millstone Villages, CAM

Carol Kidder arrived at Leclair Group Investments in February 2016 with more than 15 years of experience in residential property management. Carol’s professional knowledge and skills were developed through having held positions in all areas of property management. Carol has managed properties in such areas as commercial and multi-residential real estate and tax credit housing.

Carol’s in-depth experience and strong interpersonal skills combined with her training and development background are essential to her role as Property Manager of the Villages at Oakleaf Plantation. She is responsible for communications, client relations, health and safety, staffing, project management, grounds and building maintenance, leasing and budgeting.

Carol has Florida Housing Finance LIHT and SAIL Tax Credit certifications and is a Certified Apartment Manager (CAM). She also holds a National Apartment Leasing Professional (NALP) designation. Carol is pursuing an Associate Degree in Business Management from the National American University.

Alexia Jimenez – Property Manager, Majestic at Downtown Baldwin Park

Alexia Jimenez, LCAM, CAM

Property Manager, Majestic at Downtown Baldwin Park

Alexia Jimenez has been with Leclair Group Investments since 2014 and has both a finance and property management background. Alexia started as a leasing consultant with The Morgan Group in 2008, was promoted to Assistant Property Manager in 2009 and then a Property Manager in 2012.

Alexia brings solid practical experience and strong interpersonal skills to managing The Majestic at Downtown Baldwin Park, one of our class "A" properties located in one of Orlando's most desirable neighborhoods. Her responsibilities include communications, customer relations, health and safety, staffing, project management, maintenance, leasing and budgeting.

Alexia obtained her Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) designation in 2013 from The National Apartment Association Education Institute, and is also a Licensed Community Association Manager, Florida.

Titania Johnson, BBA, MSA – Accounting Services Officer

Titania Johnson, BBA, MSA

Accounting Services Officer

Titania Johnson joined Leclair Group Investments in November 2012 as the bookkeeper for the company's US operations. Titania has more than twelve years of bookkeeping and customer service experience with large and medium sized businesses.

Titania is responsible for accounts payable and receivable, bank reconciliations and general ledger maintenance. In addition to her bookkeeping activities, Titania uses her extensive customer service skills to develop and maintain positive relations with vendors & suppliers. She also manages the third party delivery of payroll services for US operations.

Titania has a Bachelor of Business degree with a concentration in Accounting and a Master of Science in Accountancy both from the University of Phoenix. Titania is also a licensed Tax Professional and a Notary Public in the State of Florida.

Robert Dauray, DEC (Accounting)

Robert Dauray, DEC (Accounting)

Accounting Services Officer, Canada

Robert Dauray has been working in the accounting section of Leclair Group Investments’s Canadian operations since 2011. Robert worked for more than 14 years as an accounting services officer with two major accounting firms in Canada followed by many years as an independent bookkeeper on contract with various construction, real estate and retail businesses.

Robert is responsible for accounts payable and receivable, bank reconciliations, general ledger maintenance, year-end files and a variety of other accounting activities.

Robert has a diploma in accounting from the Collège d'enseignement général et professionnel at Hull and a certificate in accounting from the Université du Québec en Outaouais.

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