Co-Founder and CEO, Hotel Chocolat - Real Estate Leader of the Year
Rita-Rose Gagné has extensive experience in international real estate investment and strategy. Prior to joining Hammerson, Rita-Rose was President of Growth Markets at the global real estate company, Ivanhoé Cambridge, where she had responsibility for $7.6bn of real estate assets across Asia Pacific and Latin America. Rita-Rose joined Ivanhoé Cambridge in 2006 and held a variety of roles from Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs and General Counsel at Société immobilière Trans-Québec (SITQ) to Executive Vice President of Global Strategy, Portfolio Management and Investment Funds at Ivanhoé Cambridge. As Executive Vice President, Rita-Rose was tasked with developing, leading and executing the investment strategy in Asia and Latin America, prior to being made President of Growth Markets.
Rita-Rose is also a lawyer and holds an MBA from McGill-HEC Montreal. During her career, she has worked in property markets across the world, including the UK, France and Germany, and her expertise spans across various asset classes and mixed-use assets, including residential, retail, office and logistics.