QUEBEC CITY, Sept. 14, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Jean-François Chalifoux, Chief Executive Officer of SSQ Financial Group, and Caroline St-Hilaire, mayor of the city of Longueuil, today officially inaugurated SSQ Tower located at Place Charles-Le Moyne in Longueuil. The 12-storey tower, currently under assessment for LEED® certification, is an outstanding example of modern esthetics, daylighting and overall sustainable design at its best.
By building the tower in Longueuil, SSQ contributes to the area's economic development, offering quality jobs, a state-of-the-art work environment and a strategic location. By the end of the year, the tower will be home to over 1,100 workers, including 400 SSQ employees. A big economic player with $11 billion in assets under management, SSQ delivered a high-quality building and within deadline.
"It is with tremendous pride that we are inaugurating SSQ Tower today. It is the culmination of our desire to bring all our employees in the greater Montreal area together under one roof. We want to own the real estate where we operate, and this 250,000 sq. ft. tower will sustain our organizational growth," said Jean-François Chalifoux.
"The construction of SSQ Tower is in line with our aim to fully develop Place Charles-Le Moyne's potential. More than just a focal point for transit, this major Longueuil hub is now a destination. The arrival of SSQ, as a company that successfully brings together economic development and environmental mindfulness, further highlights its vocation. Each day, hundreds of workers, students and residents converge on this thriving business and social centre," said Caroline St-Hilaire.
Interest in the project is enviable with close to 90% of the space already leased. Perks for the tenants include quality interiors, rest areas and outdoor terraces in addition to direct access to public transit.
About SSQ Financial Group
With $11 billion in assets under management, SSQ Financial Group is a prominent mutualist diversified financial institution in Canada. The Group serves over 3 million customers and employs 2,000 individuals. SSQ Financial Group is recognized for its leadership in the group insurance industry and excellence and expertise in the investment sector. SSQ Financial Group has also made its mark through sustained growth in the general insurance and individual insurance markets.
For more information, please visit ssq.ca.
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