Laurent Benarrous

Principal, Chartered Real Estate Broker
Consulting & Advisory Corporate Office Leasing

  • Montreal
  • 800 René-Lévesque Boulevard West
  • Suite 900
  • Montréal, Québec H3B 1X9 Canada

Laurent is advising entrepreneurs, executives and boards on how to maximize their real estate decisions and transactions. He firmly believes that process, discipline and patience are leading to results. He is intensively focused on its client’s best interests and widely recognized in its industry as being able to structure innovative, complex and critical transactions such as Desjardins at the Olympic Stadium as well as the "Home" of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Montreal.

While limiting the number and type of matters he undertakes, Laurent's unique approach and proprietary tools allow him to work with clients from various industries such as insurance, banking, accounting, consulting, marketing, culture, media, communications, legal, education, engineering, pharmaceutical, information technologies, governmental, transport, real estate companies and manufacturing. 

During his 30-year career, he received numerous awards such as the "Efficiency and Integrity Award" as well as the "Innovation Award" at Caisse de Depots et Placements. Laurent is the only professional within the Avison Young organization (5,000+ professionals) to have been honoured twice during his career with the Ted Avison Award which honours an outstanding and innovative transaction demonstrating complete alignment with client objectives. He is also recognized as a subject matter expert by media as well as a sought-after speaker. 


Laurent holds a B.A.A. as well as a Certificate in Finance with a specialty in Real Estate from École des Hautes Études Commerciales. He acts as chair of the Professional Inspection Committee of the OACIQ. Laurent is a past chairman of the Board of Hema-Quebec Foundation and he also sat on the Board of Montreal Airports Authority, Urban Development Institute and the Montréal Harbourfront Corporation Board and was actively involved with Matthieu Ricard for the construction of a school for 1,500 underprivileged children in Nepal.

Avison Young Commercial Real Estate Services, LP, Commercial Real Estate Agency