Real estate experts
The Caisse offers exceptionally deep expertise in investments and operations. A true pioneer in the field, it was one of the first Canadian institutional investors to become involved in real estate acquisition and management. It made its initial foray into real estate financing early in its existence and acquired its first properties in Québec in the early 1980s. Over the years, the Caisse has become a key player in this sector. Today, it manages one of the 10 largest real estate portfolios in the world and is one of Canada’s leading commercial real estate lenders.
The Caisse’s real estate operations are administered by its two subsidiaries: Ivanhoé Cambridge and Otéra Capital. Both companies are staffed by teams of experts with comprehensive knowledge of financial products and in-depth knowledge of the different markets, which in turn enables them to offer investors and businesses innovative, diversified financing solutions based on their specific needs.
Real Estate Investments
Ivanhoé Cambridge, a global real estate industry leader, invests in high-quality properties and companies in select cities around the world. It does so prudently with a long-term view to optimize risk-adjusted returns. Founded in Quebec in 1953, Ivanhoé Cambridge has built a vertically integrated business across Canada. Internationally, the Company invests alongside key partners that are leaders in their respective markets.
Through subsidiaries and partnerships, Ivanhoé Cambridge holds interests in close to 500 properties, consisting primarily in office, retail, residential and logistics real estate. Ivanhoé Cambridge held more than Can$55 billion in assets as at December 31, 2015. The Company is a real estate subsidiary of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, one of Canada's leading institutional fund managers. For further information: ivanhoecambridge.com
Real Estate Loans
One of the leading commercial mortgage lenders in Canada, Otéra Capital offers a full array of real estate financing services. Its integrated approach covers term loans and construction loans, as well as administrative management of loans and asset management. Otéra also employs a broad range of products, in particular syndication and securitization.