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Franklin Templeton's Canadian subsidiary has introduced Clarion Partners' private real estate investment strategy to Canada.

Franklin Templeton Brings Clarion’s Strategy to Canada

Franklin Templeton’s Canadian subsidiary has introduced Clarion Partners’ private real estate investment strategy in Canada.

Canadian qualified investors can now access the strategy through iCapital’s customized technology and servicing solutions.

New York-based iCapital is a large player in the alternative investment sector. The company offers a turnkey asset management program (TAMP), among many other services.

TAMPs typically help financial advisors delegate portfolio management strategies, particularly back-office operations.

San Mateo, Calif.-based Clarion Partners ranks as one of the globe’s largest pure-play real estate investment management companies. The firm is part of U.S.-based Franklin Templeton’s US$255-billion alternative asset investment business.

“Our singular focus on real estate allows us to identify potential opportunities that others may overlook,” said Dave Gilbert, Clarion’s CEO, in a news release.

“We invest beyond what people typically associate with private real estate, finding that properties such as multi-family apartments, industrial warehouses and life sciences facilities represent attractive investment opportunities.”

The introduction of Clarion’s strategy in Canada comes after French private-equity investment firm Ardian expanded into the country with the opening of an office in Montreal.

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Monte Stewart serves as Content Director - Canada for Connect Commercial Real Estate. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Monte provides daily news coverage of major Canadian commercial real estate markets, including Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Calgary. He has written about the real estate sector for various media outlets and Avison Young since the early 2000s. In addition, he has covered sports, general news and business for several leading wire services and publications, including The Canadian Press, The Associated Press, The Calgary Herald, The Globe and Mail, Research Money, The Daily Oil Bulletin, Natural Gas World and The Toronto Star. Monte is active in his community as a youth basketball coach and raises funds for such charitable causes as Movember.

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