Marie-Danielle Faucher consults on all property types and specializes in complex real estate assignments. Prior to a career in consulting, she has alternatively worked as a project director for a major pension fund and a redevelopment agency, as a project manager for an international developer, and for planning and architecture firms in the United States, Canada, and Europe.
Recent assignments include feasibility studies, marketability analysis, appraisal, development planning and strategic growth assessment for mixed-use residential, commercial and special-use properties for private, public, and not-for-profit clients. Ms. Faucher also provides valuation and litigation support in the acquisition of air rights, the renegotiation of master and ground leases, the valuation of easements, the valuation of leased fee and minority interests, and in the “before and after” valuation of damaged property cases.
Prior to joining Weitzman, Marie-Danielle Faucher was a managing director with the Public Private Advisory Group and Consulting Services at Landauer Realty Group / Grubb & Ellis, and a Project Director at Cadev / Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec in Montréal. At the Caisse, Ms. Faucher analyzed equity participations in Canada and abroad in collaboration with Cadim and SITQ. At the Caisse, Ms. Faucher has also been Project Director for the pre-development of the Quartier International Business District where she participated in the negotiation of development agreements with various business partners. The Quartier international is an urban improvement investment planned in conjunction with the redevelopment of the city’s main Convention Center. Ms. Faucher has also worked in Boston and Prague.
Ms. Faucher holds a masters degree and a doctorate from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Architecture, and a Bachelor of Architecture from the Faculty of Engineering at McGill University.
Marie-Danielle Faucher is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, the Québec Order of Architects, an Associate Member of the American Institute of Architects, and serves on the Building Committee of Danspace Project in New York City. She also holds a New York State general appraisal license, and is a candidate for the Appraisal Institute MAI designation.
Ms. Faucher has been a visiting professor at Washington University, Rensselear Polytechnic Institute, Université du Québec in Montréal, and a guest speaker and visiting critic at the following institutions: The Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, Arizona State University, Ryerson University, McGill University, Université de Montréal, Parsons School of Design, and the New York Center for Architecture.