Chairman of the Board
Sylvain Fortier is in charge of partnerships, investments, asset management and development activities for Ivanhoé Cambfidge’s residential business unit as well as for its hotels and real estate investment funds. The residential portfolio comprises mainly properties in Quebec, California, New York City and London. He also oversees implementation of the strategic directions for the hotel portfolio and investments in real estate funds, with the goal of diversifying the portfolio.
Mr. Fortier joined the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec in 2004, as Vice President, Asset Management, at Cadim. He was then put in charge of SITQ’s office building portfolio in the United States. In August 2010, Daniel Fournier appointed him Vice President, Advisory and Real Estate Strategy. In April 2011, he was put in charge of the Company’s newly formed residential business unit.
He has worked in real estate for more than 25 years, in investment and financing involving various asset types. He began his career with the mortgage and real estate units of London Life and then joined Standard Life, where his positions included Regional Manager. Over the years, he has acquired a broad range of experience in real estate financing and management, and has earned a reputation as an astute strategist.
Mr. Fortier is actively involved in the community and has been a member of the financing committees of The Lighthouse, Children and Families, Centraide/United Way and the Institut de recherche en immunologie et cancérologie (IRIC). He sits on the board of directors of the Théâtre du Nouveau Monde (TNM) and is also a member of the Pension Real Estate Association (PREA) and the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC).
Mr. Fortier has a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University, where he majored in finance and real estate.