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Senior Analyst, Real Estate Financing

December 4 2019
Industries Real Estate
Categories Accounting, Finance, Financing, Investment, Merger & Acquisition, Bank, Insurance, Financial Services, Property Management, Real Estate, Financial Analysis
Montreal, QC

Ivanhoé Cambridge develops and invests in high-quality real estate properties, projects and companies that are shaping the urban fabric in dynamic cities around the world. It does so responsibly, with a view to generate long-term performance. Ivanhoé Cambridge is committed to creating living spaces that foster the well-being of people and communities, while reducing its environmental footprint.

Vertically integrated in Canada, Ivanhoé Cambridge invests internationally alongside strategic partners and major real estate funds that are leaders in their markets. Through subsidiaries and partnerships, the Company holds interests in more than 1,000 buildings, primarily in the industrial and logistics, office, residential and retail sectors. Ivanhoé Cambridge held close to C$65 billion in real estate assets as at December 31, 2018 and is a real estate subsidiary of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (, one of Canada's leading institutional fund managers. For more information:

Department : Real Estate Financing

Position type : Salaried

Specific accountabilities

The Real Estate Financing team is responsible for all the Company's financing-related matters. The incumbent works in an international, multicurrency environment with a variety of products (corporate products, balance sheets, CMBSs, private bonds, insurance), derivatives (swaps, caps, floors) and different property types (shopping centres, office, multiresidential, logistics). He or she helps with team tasks, which are divided into the following categories:


  • The Financing team helps handle more than 50 financing transactions per year, totalling approximately 5 to 7 billion dollars annually.

Portfolio management:

  • The Financing team is in charge of managing, monitoring and optimizing the Company's portfolio worth 22 billion dollars.

Process optimization:

  • The Financing team works in continuous improvement mode in order to secure quick, easy access to high-quality data on the portfolio for use in analyses or non-standard models.

The incumbent collaborates with internal teams (Investment, Asset Management, Legal Affairs, Treasury, Taxation, Insurance, Environment, Performance Management, Data Governance, etc.) as well as external stakeholders (banks, partners, lawyers, etc.).



  • Analyze transactions and propose the best structure given designated constraints and specific objectives;
  • Read the financing proposals received, make comments and submit recommendations to the immediate supervisor as to the best option for the Company;
  • Contribute actively to preparing financing recommendations and oversee coordination with the teams involved;
  • For certain projects, work with the Legal Affairs team to negotiate loan contracts consistent with the approved terms;
  • Help financing transactions proceed smoothly and conclude successfully.

Portfolio Management:

  • Identify opportunities for portfolio optimization by outlining and analyzing all considerations likely to aid in decision-making (interest rates, derivatives, penalties, leverage, currency, holding strategy, source of financing, holding structure, etc.);
  • Conduct or review complex financial analyses based on non-standard models in order to evaluate different scenarios and satisfy the diverse range of needs from executives, partners and other departments. These analyses must be highly reliable, given the large sums of money involved and the significant potential for financial impact;
  • Answer a variety of specific requests for information from business units, internal and external audits and other company stakeholders for operational purposes;
  • Track financial covenants. Identify and analyze trends in operational performance. Comment on current and upcoming issues and provide this information to the relevant level of the organization;
  • Identify and plan key cash flows related to real estate financing transactions and submit them to the treasury and team executives.

Process Optimization:

  • Prepare and automate reports on the debt situation. To this end, interpret and analyze data, identifying key findings to help managers handle the real estate debt portfolio. Ensure that all data in the Power BI system is correct. Identify and program follow-up items;
  • To increase team effectiveness, develop digital tools and ensure that they include proper controls to maintain data integrity;
  • Carry out any other related tasks as requested by the immediate supervisor or required as part of the job.

Key requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in administration with a concentration in finance, accounting or a related field;
  • Two to three years of relevant experience in financing, financial analysis/modelling or portfolio management;
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel, VBA an asset;
  • General familiarity with computers, including presentation software and quantitative models;
  • Excellent written and spoken French and English;
  • Outgoing, motivated, organized, meticulous self-starter;
  • Team player with a commitment to ongoing quality improvement;
  • CA, CFA or graduate degree in finance or a related field would be assets;
  • Familiarity with real estate financing, an asset.


You have everything to gain!

When you join the Ivanhoé Cambridge team, you are eligible for employment benefits and a pension plan that are among the best in the industry. Our many health and wellness programs encourage you to balance your work and personal lives and fulfil your desire for social involvement, while maintaining a healthy lifestyle. At Ivanhoé Cambridge, you will have many opportunities to develop your skills and thrive professionally, in Canada or elsewhere in the world. Our initiatives aimed at creating an exceptional working environment that inspires our employees to give the best of themselves elevated Ivanhoé Cambridge into the ranks of 100 Top Employers in Canada.

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