The Montreal office of CBRE Limited, which opened in 1996, staffs over 80 employees. A number of our sales commercial real estate professionals and appraisers are active members in highly regarded professional organizations such as the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR), the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), the Real Estate Institute of Canada (REIC) and CoreNet. These affiliations, along with our firm's corporate membership in the Urban Development Institute (UDI) and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) enable us to provide our clients with the most up to date market trends, techniques and highest ethical standards in the commercial real estate industry.
The Montreal principal office is located in the heart of the downtown business district, on the 20th floor at 2001 McGill College Avenue and offers convenient access for downtown clients. In addition, the suburban markets are serviced by a satellite brokerage office located at 333 Decarie Boulevard, St. Laurent along with our appraisal, project management and facilities management divisions.
In 2009, our 30+ commercial real estate professionals serviced our clients in transactions exceeding $800 million in total consideration volume. These professionals are active in office leasing, industrial, land, investment specialties as well as consulting and valuation. Each commercial real estate professional acts as a gateway to the full service offerings of CBRE globally on behalf of their clients. This market force has enabled the Montreal team to discover numerous opportunities to provide real estate solutions for our corporate clients.
Our coverage of the industrial markets extend throughout the Province of Quebec thus, clients are serviced directly by CBRE professionals rather than affiliate or partner firms. Supporting the brokerage operation is a research department comprised of 3 full-time qualified data and research personnel who provide the client teams with market information, econometric and local analysis and contact databases of both occupiers and property investors.