Exit opps from Canadian pensions

Hi all, trying to understand my exit opps after working a year at a Canadian pension fund as an investment analyst, doing GP work. I plan to stay for atleast another year but I'm just curious where people from Canadian pensions (think Cadillac Fairview, Oxford, PSP) are in demand?Would love to hear what you all have seen in the industry. TIA!

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  • Associate 3 in IB - Cov
Nov 21, 2021 - 7:00pm

Are you on the lp or gp side. Cadillac and Oxford does direct deals whereas PSP doesn't.

  • Investment Analyst in RE - Comm
Nov 21, 2021 - 7:11pm

Updated post to include this information. I do direct deals / GP work.

  • Associate 3 in IB - Cov
Nov 21, 2021 - 7:25pm

I would say you can move on to a plethora of GP shops/development shops. In Canada, you will be handicapped by the small market as the pay is just bad in general. Pension plans pay on the upper range in real estate within Canada.

Only shops I can think of that pay more than the pension at the GP level are Brookfield, Tricon, KingSett, Centrecourt, Camrost Felcorp and other smaller developers which give your equity.

May I ask why you're seeking to leave a pension? Most people I know try to exit there.

  • Investment Analyst in RE - Comm
Nov 22, 2021 - 12:29pm

Honestly I don't have any particular reason to leave. I'm more so just trying to understand what exit opps can look like if I do decide to leave.

Nov 21, 2021 - 8:50pm

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