IPE – The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) was the big winner at the 2013 IP Real Estate Awards in London, scooping up three top prizes, including the Platinum Award for Best Real Estate Investor.

The Toronto-based pension fund also won the awards for Best Innovation and Best Value-added Investment.

Guillaume Poitrinal – former chief executive at French commercial real estate group Unibal-Rodamco and chairman of the European Real Estate Association – won the Platinum Award for Outstanding Industry Contribution.

The IP Real Estate Gold Awards went to the Crown Estate for Best Large Real Estate Investor, the CERN Pension Fund for Best Medium Real Estate Investor, APK Pensionkasse for Best Small Real Estate Investor and Almazara Real Assets Advisory for Best Investment Consultancy.

Ärzteversorgung Westfalen-Lippe won two awards on the night – for Best Direct Investment Strategy and the regional award for Austria/Germany/Switzerland – as did SPF Beheer, which won Best Use of Sustainability and the regional award for Benelux/France.

The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan won Best Portfolio Construction, as well as the Other Regions award.


The full list of winners for the IP Real Estate Awards 2013:

Best Real Estate Investor: Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
Outstanding Industry Contribution: Guillaume Poitrinal


Best Large Real Estate Investor: The Crown Estate
Best Medium Real Estate Investor: CERN Pension Fund
Best Small Real Estate Investor: APK Pensionskasse AG
Best Investment Consultancy: Almazara Real Assets Advisory


Best Newcomer to Real Estate Investing: ERAFP
Best Core Investment: PFA Pension
Best Indirect Investment Strategy: Pennsylvania Public School
Employees' Retirement System
Best Innovation: Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
Best Direct Investment Strategy: Ärzteversorgung Westfalen-Lippe
Best Opportunistic Investment: National Pension Service
Best Portfolio Construction: Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan
Best Use of Sustainability: SPF Beheer
Best Value-added Investment: Canada Pension Plan Investment Board


Austria/Germany/Switzerland: Ärzteversorgung Westfalen-Lippe
Benelux/France: SPF Beheer
Nordic Countries: PensionDanmark and ATP
UK/Ireland: Clwyd Pension Fund
Other Regions: Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan