Foundation of the company
Denis Robitaille created Rachel Julien in 1994. Enamoured with Montreal, Mr. Robitaille was motivated by a desire to manage housing projects that would inspire him to become an active citizen by facilitating property access and by positively impacting various areas of the city. At a time when industry trends moved towards demolishing and rebuilding, Rachel Julien instead focused its activities on heritage conservation and on developing projects that are in line with an enhanced and up-to-date urban architecture. The "Rachel Julien" name is derived from a condo project that is significant both for the company and the city that witnessed its inception. Located at the heart of Plateau Mont-Royal, on the corner of Rachel and Henri-Julien, this condo project’s centennial building was restored and adapted to its surroundings and the times, without losing its traditional character.