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The real estate arm of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is acquiring an 11.5 hectare warehouse in Germany. The facility — located in Hamburg, near Europe’s busiest freshwater freight port — serves as a distribution centre for the H&M Group, which will continue to lease the entire facility under its new ownership, […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 17, 2022 May 17, 2022
  • 09:30
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The Nova Scotia Pension Services Corp. is acquiring an industrial property for a Quebec electric vehicle design company. The 8.42 hectare facility, located in Chicago, will be redesigned in order to serve as a new production facility for Lion Electric Co. The Montreal-based electric vehicle designer and manufacturer, which produces electric vehicles for mass transit systems, is […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 1, 2022 February 28, 2022
  • 09:00
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The Caisse de dépot et placement du Québec is entering a co-investment collaboration targeting ventures in the sustainable energy sector. The three-year agreement between the Caisse and the BP-owned investment firm BP Ventures has already resulted in an investment in Bridge to Renewables Inc., which is developing software infrastructure to enable electric vehicles to interact with […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 16, 2021 December 16, 2021
  • 09:00

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is investing US$300 million in a British alternative energy company. According to the terms of the strategic partnership agreement, the CPPIB’s initial capital contribution will be used to fund the expansion of the Octopus Energy Group’s Kraken platform, a licensed software used to grow the company’s retail strength and […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 14, 2021 December 13, 2021
  • 09:00

Like many pension experts, Peter Ballon, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board’s global head of real estate, will have the early days of March 2020 seared into his memory for many years to come. As the coronavirus pandemic took hold, grinding domestic and international travel to a halt, he — like the rest of the […]

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While real assets have traditionally served institutional investors well during times of economic stress, the ramifications of the coronavirus pandemic are starting to take their toll in some places. In commercial real estate, investors will likely re-evaluate their capital spending for 2020 in pockets like Edmonton and Calgary with the areas hit hard by the […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 3, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 08:40
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While the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on many asset classes, institutional investors in real estate face a unique set of challenges. Firstly, the shutdown of non-essential businesses has put many tenants in a position where they can’t afford rent, forcing their investor landlords to decide how to react. Institutional investors are […]