Privileged access to the French market

6 February 2019

REALTA has entered into a partnership with the groupe Patrice Besse, a niche leader in French real estate and the first agency to receive an UNESCO international award for the safeguarding of architectural and cultural heritage. With two offices in Paris and a network of some 75 collaborators across France, the groupe Patrice Besse is present in the country’s main cities and regions. Its services also extend to Portugal, Italy and Belgium through local partnerships. Through this agreement, REALTA will display a selection of its properties for sale on the groupe Patrice Besse’s platforms while also offering its customers direct and personalized access to this promising French market.

“Our respective customers will be able to benefit from our mutual offers,” said REALTA President, François Bissonnette. “Given the historical and cultural ties between France and Quebec, the potential on both sides of the Atlantic is enormous. With this international flavour, this partnership reflects of our strong position in the market of central Montreal and Outremont, as well as the trust people place in our business model, which is deeply rooted in human and professional values. I’m extremely proud of the prestige that comes with this trust. We consider the groupe Patrice Besse a fine example of integrity and authenticity.”

In 1924, Patrice Besse took over the company founded by his grandfather and, 20 years later, steered it toward the sales of character buildings. To succeed in this niche, he established a network of specialized collaborators. The group has been growing ever since.

“Whether large or small, these buildings are remarkable properties teeming with authenticity and history, Besse says. ‘First-Class’, ‘very rare and so unique’, ‘sublime’ or ‘do not miss it!’ are unlikely to be found here”. We are passionate about architectural and cultural heritage, and we look for partnerships with agencies abroad that share the same values as we do. The same spirit that drives us can be found in François Bissonnette and his team: professionalism, proximity and respect for the client, as well as respect for the properties entrusted to them and passion for our profession.”


To learn more about the groupe Patrice Besse, read the interview with Patrice Besse at  or visit the group’s website at



Since its creation in 2008, REALTA has grown to become a leading real estate brokerage in the greater Montreal area. With its home base in Outremont, the agency is particularly active in central Montreal, notably in Outremont, Côte-des-Neiges, the Plateau, Villeray, Rosemont and Old Montreal. Year after year, the agency continues to outperform the industry average. REALTA stands out for its unique business culture that embraces values such as integrity, collaboration and attention to detail.

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