OUR EXPERIENCE

Michael Bertone

Co-Founder and Partner

Michael has been involved in the real estate business since 1988. In 1995, he partnered with his brother Claudio, to form a restaurant equipment manufacturing company. In 2004, Michael decided to return to his passion: real estate development. He and Claudio then started Sicam Development Corporation in collaboration with a third partner. In 2009, the Bertone brothers decided to launch their own family company: Bertone Development Corporation, a new venture focused on placemaking. Born and raised in Montréal, Michael studied at Concordia University obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Economics in 1987. Throughout his studies, he played football and was selected by the Montréal Alouettes in the 1986 CFL draft.

Claudio Bertone

Co-Founder and Partner

In 1995, Claudio partnered with his brother Michael to launch a restaurant equipment manufacturing company. In 2004, Claudio, his brother, and a third partner launched Sicam Development Corporation, a real estate development company. In 2009, the Bertone brothers launched their own family company: Bertone Development Corporation, a new venture focused on placemaking. Born and raised in Montréal, Claudio studied at Vanier College before obtaining an academic scholarship from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Finance in 1994. Throughout his studies, he played football and in 1994 was the Toronto Argonauts’ first pick in the CFL draft. He played professional football for the Argonauts for one season.

Background

In 2006, the Bertone brothers teamed up with a third partner to form Sicam Development Corporation. Under the leadership of the Bertone brothers, Sicam has developed more than two million square feet of real estate, ranging from retail projects to residential and industrial projects.

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