Robert Campeau, Who Built and Lost a Real Estate Empire, Dead at 93


Robert Campeau, the previous land magnate who once controlled the Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s retail chains in the United States, has kicked the bucket at 93.

An online tribute says he kicked the bucket in Ottawa on Monday. The cause of death was not determined.

Conceived close to Sudbury, Ont., he began a development organization in 1953 and went ahead to store up a fortune in the land advancement business, with properties in Ottawa, Toronto, California, Texas and Florida.

As per the tribute, Campeau’s organization was included in various eminent structures incorporating Place de Ville in Ottawa and Scotia Plaza, Harbor Castle Hotel and Water-park Place office complex in Toronto.

The organization likewise assembled more than 25,000 houses in the Ottawa region at the point in which he was one of Canada’s richest man.

Campeau lost his realm and the vast majority of his fortune in 1990 when an $11-billion interest in the U.S. – based Allied and Federated retail chains caved in less than a pile of garbage security obligation.

Campeau put in quite a while in Europe subsequent to being abandoned by the organization he established, he however come back to Ottawa in 2002.

In 1997, his 28,000-square-foot manor style Toronto chateau sold far beneath approaching cost for $6.17 million.

In his later years, Campeau is said to have committed quite a bit of his opportunities to magnanimity through a family establishment which dragged his name.

The eulogy, which shows up on the site for Arbor Memorial burial service homes, notes he is made due by a spouse, six youngsters and a few stupendous kids and awesome grandchildren.

“Robert was an avid swimmer, skier, golfer, fisherman and hunter,” it reads. “Robert believed his good exercise regime was the key to his long and healthy life.”

A burial service will be held in Ottawa on Thursday.



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