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The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited is one of North America's largest investors, owners and managers of commercial real estate. For more than 50 years Cadillac Fairview has been leading the way in commercial real estate with innovative design, development and management.
Cadillac Fairview focuses on developing and managing high quality office properties and regional shopping centres in Canada and the United States, as well as international investments in real estate companies and investment funds. With a portfolio valued at more than $16 billion and nearly 50 million square feet of leasable space, Cadillac Fairview and its affiliates own and manage 84 properties across North America, including some of Canada's landmark developments, such as Toronto-Dominion Centre, Toronto Eaton Centre, Pacific Centre and Chinook Centre.
Cadillac Fairview is wholly-owned by the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, which invests to secure the retirement income of 284,000 active and retired teachers in Ontario.
The first chapter of the Cadillac Fairview story was written over fifty years ago in Toronto, when three friends - Eph Diamond, Joseph Berman and Jack Kamin - started their own construction company.
While meeting over dinner one evening, a minor argument developed among the three over what to name their new venture. The name was decided when Jack Kamin went outside that same evening and got into his car-a Cadillac. They all decided that would be a good name, although it got them into a fight with General Motors, producer of the Cadillac automobile.