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Real Assets Credit

The RAC group is a global credit investor in public and private markets in the following asset classes: real estate (first mortgages, b-notes, mezzanine debt, preferred equity and single-asset CMBS), energy and resources (senior debt, subordinated debt, preferred equity and mineral royalties), and infrastructure and renewables (project finance, loan finance and bond finance).

The group focuses on complex transactions requiring customized solutions, with target positions of $100 million to $500 million and flexible hold periods with maturities generally less than 15 years.

Our Team

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The RAC team is comprised of experienced professionals with offices in Toronto and London. Here is a listing of all our senior team members, categorized and searchable by city.

The RAC team is comprised of experienced professionals with offices in Toronto and London. Here is a listing of all our senior team members, categorized and searchable by city.

The RAC team is comprised of experienced professionals with offices in Toronto and London. Here is a listing of all our senior team members, categorized and searchable by city.

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Geoffrey Souter

Managing Director, Head of Real Assets Credit

Geoffrey leads the Real Assets Credit group and joined CPP Investments in 2010 to help develop and implement the private real estate debt strategy. He has helped lead CPP Investments’ investments in a broad range of real estate debt products including mortgage, mezzanine and preferred equity loans secured by high-quality real estate assets in markets across the Americas, Europe and Asia; while selectively evaluating expansion into new markets.

Prior to joining CPP Investments, he spent four years at RBS Greenwich Capital and was a board member of RBS’s Global Real Estate Finance Group responsible for its U.S. debt portfolio. Previously, Geoffrey worked at JPMorgan in real estate finance related roles in New York and London, departing as head of real estate capital markets.

Geoffrey holds a BA (Honours) in Urban Development from the University of Western Ontario and a Masters in Real Estate Development from Columbia University.

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Chris Moad

Senior Principal, Real Assets Credit

Chris has been with CPP Investments since 2006. Prior to joining the debt team, he focused on building the Brazilian real estate investment program while located in São Paulo. Prior to joining CPP Investments, Chris was with Oxford Properties.

Chris holds an MSc from the London School of Economics and a BAH from Queen’s University.

Umang Patel

Senior Principal, Real Assets Credit

Prior to joining CPP Investments in 2006, Umang worked in real estate corporate finance and real estate audit.

Umang holds a Master of Accounting degree, as well as a Bachelor of Mathematics/Chartered Accountancy from the University of Waterloo. His is also a CFA charterholder and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario.

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Paul Shopiro

Senior Principal, Real Assets Credit

Prior to joining CPP Investments, Paul worked in the Americas Special Situations Group at Goldman Sachs & Co., where he reviewed and executed on a number of debt and equity investments in a variety of different industries.

Paul holds B Comm. and BA degrees from Queen’s University.

Constantin Mayer

Senior Principal, Real Assets Credit

Prior to joining CPP Investments in 2013, Constantin held positions in the real estate structured finance and investment banking groups at Barclays Capital in London.

He holds a BA (Honours) in Politics and an MA in International Business Management from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

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