Jean-François Garneau
Jean-François Garneau
Senior Vice-President of Resort Development
Propriétés & Co

Strategic thinker and creative builder, JF is Senior Vice-President of Resort Development with Propriétés & Co, an integrated resort creation company, where he oversees strategy and development of the French group’s resort properties in Europe.

He is also the founder and Director of INITIAL Real Estate, a Canadian and Swiss-based innovative strategic planning and project management company that bridges the worlds of creativity, research and business.

Working with visionary developer partners around the globe, he has created development strategies and provided creative direction for resort projects on three continents. A keen study of “people places”, he has been involved in the creation of many large-scale luxury resort real estate projects, notably as Vice-President for Master Planning and Envisioning with Intrawest.

JF’s background in architecture, urban design, and his over 35 years of diversified resort development and planning experience have allowed him to develop a unique expertise in finding creative solutions and developing execution strategies for the creation of compelling and memorable places. JF is also co-chair of ULI Europe’s Hospitality Council.

Speaking at Adjacent Spaces

Senior Living: Active versus Healthcare

This session will look at how professional operators can take advantage of the massive ageing market to deliver reliability and profits while minimizing risk. And which segment is likely to yield better results.