Cadim: The China and India Real Estate Market Entry Decisions

  • Reference: IVEY-9B09N003-E

  • Year: 2008

  • Number of pages: 17

  • Geographic Setting: China;India;Canada

  • Publication Date: Jan 30, 2009

  • Fecha de edición: Jul 6, 2009

  • Source: Ivey Business School (Canada)

  • Type of Document: Case

  • Industry Setting: Real Estate and Rental and Leasing;

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The president and chief operating officer of Cadim, the real estate arm of the Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec, Canada's largest pension fund management firm, was considering whether Cadim should enter India, China or both on a long-term basis to diversify its global real estate holdings and take advantage of the growth these two countries were experiencing. The fund's investment would potentially amount to hundreds of millions of dollars and could lead to substantial returns; however, these investments carried considerable risks. The case introduces many of the issues involved with managing an international portfolio of real estate and provides a detailed overview of the business environment and culture of both China and India. In doing so, the case exposes students to the complicated nature of regional risk assessment and the challenges of doing business in developing countries. Students must assess whether the complexity and risk levels involved with entering a new developing country are worth the potential returns.


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