Sylvain Fortier

Chief Investment and Innovation Officer


Sylvain Fortier is responsible for breathing an innovative vision across the entire organization, thus ensuring the implementation of innovative investment strategies and positioning Ivanhoé Cambridge as a global leader in this area. Under his leadership, the global investment and innovation hub supports the regional hubs in creating and capturing value across our entire portfolio by focusing on emerging trends, technological advances and new products and designs, and by anticipating the needs generated by urbanization or by space users. With over 30 years of experience in real estate investment and financing across a variety of asset classes, every day he helps shape the future of real estate at Ivanhoé Cambridge.

Mr. Fortier launched his career with the mortgage and real estate units of London Life, and then joined Standard Life, where he occupied a variety of roles, including Regional Manager. Over the years, he acquired a diverse range of experience in real estate financing and management. In 2004, he joined the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec as Vice President, Asset Management, of Cadim, after which he became responsible for SITQ’s office building portfolio in the United States. In August 2010, he was appointed Vice President, Advisory and Real Estate Strategy. In April 2011, he was appointed head of the Company’s newly-formed residential business unit, which has grown significantly under his leadership.

Mr. Fortier is actively involved in the community and has been a member of the fund-raising committees of The Lighthouse, Children and Families as well as Centraide/United Way. He sits on the Boards of Théâtre du Nouveau Monde (TNM) and of the Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC), respectively.  He is also a member of the Pension Real Estate Association (PREA) and the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC).

Mr. Fortier holds a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Finance and Real Estate from McGill University.