Nathalie Palladitcheff, CEO of Ivanhoé Cambridge, talks about inflation, asset allocation and diversity within the CRE

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Nathalie Palladitcheff of Ivanhoé Cambridge spoke during a panel at Bisnow’s Rise Initiative event on April 28.

On this episode of Bisnow Reportswe meet Nathalie Palladitcheff, CEO and President of Ivanhoé Cambridge, the real estate giant which is a subsidiary of the Caisse de depot et placement du Québec, an institutional investor which manages Quebec’s pension plans and insurance programs .

Palladitcheff is the first female CEO of Ivanhoé Cambridge, and her appointment in 2019 made the company the only major pension fund in Canada with a woman in the top job. Last week she spoke to Bisnow’s the inaugural Rise Initiative event, which recognized commercial real estate companies making real progress in their DEI initiatives.

On the podcast, Palladitcheff talked about diversity in hiring, how real estate is responding to the climate crisis, balancing a $60 billion portfolio, and how pension funds see real estate in an inflationary environment.

“If you look back, inflation has always been in favor of real estate in terms of asset allocation, because doing bond current is quite tricky, the stock market is very volatile, geopolitical risk is really increasing day by day. in the day, so going to tangible assets, illiquid assets might make sense,” she said. “So I think it’s very good for infrastructure and real estate as soon as you’re able to pass on inflation on the tenant.”

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