Owner-operator of impactful projects
Through our financial strength, the expertise of our teams and our solid track record, we are able to finance, plan and realize major infrastructure and real estate projects.
We increasingly favour tangible assets rooted in the real economy. These investments generate stable and predictable returns while including a lower risk profile – qualities that are ideal for meeting our clients’ long-term needs. At the same time, we generate economic benefits for the community at large.
CDPQ is particularly active in supporting Québec infrastructure development. We have financed several major projects, including the new CHUM hospital centre and numerous wind farms. In 2015, we also proposed a unique model to finance and carry out public infrastructure projects, based on public-public partnerships and the introduction of a specialized subsidiary.
CDPQ Infra brings under one roof engineers and project management experts, with a mandate to carry out the planning, operations, financing and construction of commercially-viable infrastructure projects.
CDPQ’s first major initiative is already underway: a light rail, public transit system known as the Réseau express métropolitain (REM). This new, efficient, entirely electric network will connect with existing Montréal area networks.
Selected investments and financing
CDPQ is a leader in Quebec real estate, operating through our two subsidiaries: Ivanhoé Cambridge and Otéra Capital.
Ivanhoé Cambridge is one of Québec’s leading owners and managers of office buildings and shopping centres. This world-class player leverages its extensive development expertise, to help improve Québec's real estate offerings, by renovating, redeveloping and expanding existing properties, as well as by building new ones.
Otéra Capital, for its part, plays a leadership role through its reliable, ecosystem financing of commercial real estate, offering a wide selection of products and services.