- September 1, 2016: Vol. 8, Number 8

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Shop Talk: A conversation with Rita-Rose Gagné and George Agethen

by Jonathan Schein

Rita-Rose Gagné  is executive vice president, growth markets, and George Agethen is senior vice president, Asia Pacific, growth markets, with Ivanhoé Cambridge, the real estate arm of Canada’s Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec. Gagné and Agethen recently spoke with Jonathan Schein, Institutional Real Estate, Inc’s senior vice president and managing director of global business development, about the firm’s real estate investment programme and expansion into the Asia Pacific region.

When was Ivanhoé Cambridge organised, and what is its mandate?

Gagné: On the retail side, Ivanhoé was founded in 1952 in Montreal and later acquired by the Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec in 1990. Cambridge was founded in 1960 in Toronto and later merged with Ivanhoé to become Ivanhoé Cambridge in 2001. The office side, called SITQ, was founded in 1984. In 2011, the

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