Who or what is Altus Group Limited?
How can I purchase shares in Altus Group?
Are Altus Group's shares eligible for all types of investment accounts?
What types of investors are most interested in Altus Group?
Are my returns guaranteed?
Isn’t investing in a consulting services firm too risky?
How does Altus Group determine dividends to shareholders?
When are dividends paid?
What is the tax treatment of cash dividends?
Are these shares available to U.S. investors?
When did Altus Group go public?
When does Altus Group release its quarterly financial results?
Who are Altus Group’s transfer agent and registrar?
Who are Altus Group’s auditors?
Who are the Directors of Altus Group?

Who or what is Altus Group Limited?

Altus Group is a leading provider of independent commercial real estate consulting and advisory services, software and data solutions. We operate five Business Units, bringing together years of experience, a broad range of expertise and technology into one comprehensive platform: Research, Valuation and Advisory; ARGUS Software; Property Tax; Cost Consulting and Project Management; and Geomatics. Our suite of services and software enables clients to analyze, gain insight and recognize value on their real estate investments. 

We have approximately 2,300 employees located in offices around the world, including North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Our clients include some of the world’s largest real estate industry participants, including financial institutions, investment funds, insurance companies, accounting firms, real estate organizations, real estate investment trusts, healthcare institutions, industrial companies, foreign and domestic private investors, real estate developers and lenders, governmental institutions and firms in the oil and gas sector.

The Company is focused on creating sustainable shareholder value that generates long-term returns by targeting organic and accretive growth while providing quarterly dividend payments of $0.15 per share.  Altus Group’s securities are traded on the TSX under the symbols AIF and AIF.DB.A. 

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How can I purchase shares in Altus Group?

Altus Group's shares are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol AIF.

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Are Altus Group's shares eligible for all types of investment accounts?

Investors are strongly advised to consult their financial advisor or planner to determine eligibility and tax considerations in their country of residence for their investment portfolio. In Canada, the shares are eligible under the usual Canadian statutes for RRSPs, RRIFs, RESPs and DPSPs and
non-registered accounts. Shareholders receive a portion of the fees generated by Altus Group's consulting and advisory services.

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What types of investors are most interested in Altus Group?

Altus Group's shareholders include retail and institutional investors.

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Are my returns guaranteed?

As an equity investment, neither potential returns nor your original investment are guaranteed. An investment in the shares is subject to a number of risks. For more information on these please refer to our publicly filed documents on SEDAR at sedar.com.

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Isn’t investing in a consulting services firm too risky?

No, there are many examples of successful, publicly traded consultancy service firms.  We have an established client base and several practice areas coupled with strong, experienced management.  Altus Group has established an employee-owned investment partnership to hold a retained interest, to bring new people into the partnership and reward management by aligning management's objectives with those of the shareholders.

The nature and diversity of the services Altus Group provides means that its business generates recurring revenues, diversified by geography, property type, service and client type. Altus Group also has significant business strengths that are difficult for competitors to replicate, including:

  • An extensive service offering;
  • Global capability through geographic reach;
  • Industry-, market- and asset-specific knowledge;
  • Truly independent advice; and,
  • A critical mass of experienced professionals and demonstrated ability to attract and retain professional talent.

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How does Altus Group determine dividends to shareholders?

Our Board of Directors determines the level of dividends based on the recent performance of the underlying business, including its financial position.

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When are dividends paid?

Altus Group's  policy is to make dividends on a quarterly basis to shareholders of record as of the last business day of each quarter with dividends being paid on the 15th day following the end of each quarter.

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What is the tax treatment of cash dividends?

Information regarding the tax treatment of dividends is posted on this website annually in late February for the prior year.

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Are these shares available to U.S. investors?

The shares have not been, nor will they be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States without registration or applicable exemption from the registration requirements of that Act.

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When did Altus Group go public?

On May 19, 2005, Altus Group went public as an income trust on the Toronto Stock Exchange. On December 8, 2010, Altus Group announced that, at a duly constituted special meeting of unitholders and special voting unitholders unitholders and special voting unitholders overwhelmingly approved the proposed conversion into a corporation to be named Altus Group Limited.  The conversion became effective on January 1, 2011, following receipt of a final order from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the satisfaction or waiver of all other conditions to the conversion.

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When does Altus Group release its quarterly financial results?

Altus Group is obligated under securities laws to release its quarterly financial results within 45 days of each quarter end (calendar quarters) and within 90 days of year end, supported by quarterly conference calls that are open to all shareholders. Altus Group must also hold an annual meeting within six months of year end (December 31).

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Who are Altus Group’s transfer agent and registrar?

CST TRUST COMPANY, P.O. Box 700, Station B, Montreal, Quebec H3B 3K3
Telephone: 416-682-3860
Toll-free Phone: 1-800-387-0825
Fax: 1-888-249-6189
Email: inquiries@canstockta.com
Website: www.canstockta.com

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Who are Altus Group’s auditors?

Ernst & Young, Toronto, Ontario

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Who are the Directors of Altus Group?

For a list of the Directors, please refer to the Corporate Governance page.

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