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Significant headwinds in the commercial real estate sector have impacted the number of transactions seen in 2023, leading institutional investors to pursue diversification at home and abroad. The totals for acquisition dispositions of office assets in 2023 were “extremely low” compared to the previous year, says Lewis Gascoigne, an investment consulting principal at Eckler Ltd., […]

As global markets navigate turbulent economic waters, active management is proving once again to be a lifeline for institutional investors to ensure their portfolios ride out the storm. Pension funds are currently operating amid uncertainty and potential risk, says Ruslan Goyenko, an associate professor of finance at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management. “There are […]

Despite many institutional investors pressing pause on their real estate activities in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, those that keep calm and carry on with a focus on diversification and innovation are poised to emerge as winners. “Real estate values, like other investment vehicles, can vary at different times based on shifting demand […]


The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. is acquiring a battery storage provider. The investment organization will acquire Eku Energy from Macquarie Asset Management. The company designs electrical storage systems and operates a portfolio of these in projects in Australia, Europe and Japan. In the release, Lincoln Webb, executive vice-president and global head of infrastructure and […]

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  • January 17, 2023 January 19, 2023
  • 12:30

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is increasing its stake in a French airport operator. The investment organization is acquiring a 1.59 per cent share of Aéroports de Paris from the Royal Schiphol Group. The move will grow the CPPIB’s total ownership stake in ADP to about 5.64 per cent. ADP owns and operates three […]

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  • November 17, 2022 November 17, 2022
  • 12:00
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The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario is investing US$450 million in a digital infrastructure provider. DataBank Ltd. operates a portfolio of 74 data centres in France, the U.K. and the U.S. Its facilities are used by commercial clients across a range of sectors. According to a press release, the investment is part of a strategy to […]

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  • October 6, 2022 October 6, 2022
  • 12:45

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is entering a strategic partnership to develop affordable housing in France. The investment organization’s real estate arm, Ivanhoé Cambridge, has signed a partnership agreement with CDC Habitat, a subsidiary of the French sovereign investment fund Caisse des dépôts et consignations. The partnership will develop houses in France’s […]

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  • September 27, 2022 September 27, 2022
  • 12:30
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The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan’s subsidiary HOOPP Realty Inc. is selling a portfolio of industrial properties to a real estate investment trust. Under the terms of the deal, Skyline Industrial REIT1 will take ownership of four business parks located in the suburbs of Calgary and Edmonton for $309.25 million. The portfolio, which is more […]

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  • September 22, 2022 September 22, 2022
  • 12:30

The real estate arm of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is entering a strategic partnership with a Quebec City real estate firm to redevelop a major retail asset it’s held since 2000. Ivanhoé Cambridge and Douville, Moffet et Associés Inc. will collaborate on a project to redevelop Laurier Québec, a 10-hectare shopping […]

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  • July 28, 2022 July 28, 2022
  • 09:35

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is making a second contribution to a real estate joint venture expanding its industrial warehouse portfolio in Korea’s largest metropolitan areas. In 2020, the CPPIB made an initial contribution of US$450 million to the joint venture, which was launched by ESR Cayman, a real estate investment firm. The joint […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 7, 2022 July 7, 2022
  • 12:00