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The Elegant Montreal Condominium That Grew From a Refugee’s Vision

A stunning condominium project is taking shape in the heart of Montreal and it is getting worldwide attention. Graceful buildings are not unusual in the bustling shopping and entertainment center, but even in this upscale area, the YUL project stands out as much for its developer’s background as its luxury amenities. The enterprise began as the vision of Kheng Ly, a successful real estate developer with a growing fan base on social sites like www.pinterest.ca/khenglybrivia/. The now distinguished developer began life in a modest Cambodian family and not only survived his home country’s lethal political climate, but used his life lessons to build an empire.

From Refugee Camp to Montreal Business Owner

There was little in Kheng Ly’s beginnings that pointed to his current lifestyle. The successful developer, family man, and community leader spent his earliest years in a then deadly Cambodian political culture where 25% of the population lost their lives to genocide. Kheng Ly and his family survived and he soon became a very young “street businessman” selling retail and wholesale items. After spending time in a Vietnamese refugee camp, the family migrated to Canada.

A Young Visionary Delves Into Real Estate

A determined Kheng Ly worked several low-paying jobs in Montreal, but soon began his own textile business. He soon noticed the unlimited opportunities in real estate and began to learn that business. Beginning around 2000, the young developer and investor built a variety of projects that got him noticed in the industry. As his experience grew, he rebranded his business as Brivia Group, the company that would go on to develop Montreal’s YUL Condominiums.

Real Estate Development Leads to a Breathtaking Project

The Brivia Group spearheaded the YUL condominium project, which was designed by the celebrated architectural firm Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux. Rising 38 stories in downtown Montreal, the YUL is the largest luxury condo in Montreal. Its stunning design includes shifted block towers and 17 dazzling townhomes in the heart of an upscale district.

A new luxury condominium project that has become the jewel in Montreal’s crown was the vision of a Cambodian refugee-turned successful real estate developer. The condo provides stunning living spaces in the heart of the city’s most prestigious shopping and entertainment area.