Cadillac Fairview joins Ascend Canada to support Pan-Asian talent

Cadillac Fairview joins Ascend Canada to support Pan-Asian talent

Ascend Canada is pleased to welcome new silver sponsor Cadillac Fairview (CF), whose generous support will help us continue creating programming and initiatives to develop and advance Pan-Asian talent across Canada.

“CF takes great pride in aligning with organizations that support leadership development in Canadians throughout their career journey,” says Sahezad Pardhan, Ascend Board Member and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Cadillac Fairview. “Our new partnership with Ascend Canada reinforces this commitment to building leaders and the importance of supporting current and future Pan-Asian business leaders.”

Together, Ascend Canada and CF will collaborate on opportunities to help CF employees expand their professional connections and participate in year-round programming to help with personal and professional development. CF employees who join Ascend are eligible for discounts to events and access to the exclusive member-only Ascend Café networking platform. 


Ascend Canada was founded in 2012 to enhance the presence, visibility and influence of current and future Pan-Asian business leaders. Today, we have more than 3,000 members across Toronto, Vancouver, and six student chapters. With the generous support of our corporate and strategic partners, our objectives are to develop the full potential of our members by providing programs and events that inspire as well as educate.


Cadillac Fairview is one of the largest owners, operators and developers of best-in-class office, retail and mixed-use properties in North America. The Cadillac Fairview portfolio is owned by the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, a diversified global investor which administers the pensions of more than 300,000 active and retired school teachers. The real estate portfolio also includes investments in retail, mixed-use and industrial real estate in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico.

Valued at more than $30 billion, the Canadian portfolio includes over 35 million square feet of leasable space at 69 properties in Canada, including landmark developments, such as Toronto-Dominion Centre, CF Toronto Eaton Centre, CF Pacific Centre, CF Chinook Centre, Tour Deloitte and CF Carrefour Laval.