When our founder, Jean Francois Roy, started his career as an accountant for Arthur Anderson in 1977 in Canada, he began purchasing distressed foreclosure properties, with some of his high-net-worth accounting clients as investors, to create tax shelters. In that era, Quebec was trying to secede from Canada and the business environment created a unique opportunity to jump into the depressed real estate market. With that, Mr. Roy’s development career was launched.