Daniel Fournier MA, JD/LLB, BBA, C.Dir
Executive Chair at Oxford Properties
Daniel Fournier is the Executive Chair at Oxford Properties, a leading global real estate investor and asset manager, and Global Head of Real Estate for the OMERS pension plan. Daniel is Chair of Oxford’s Executive Committee and Investment Committee – he is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the global team and its $86 billion business. Daniel also sits as a voting member of the OMERS Transaction Approval Committee for major private market investments.
Oxford creates economic and social value through real estate with best-in-class investment and operating platforms that span eight asset classes and the entire capital structure. The Oxford business operates across four continents, and the company’s subsidiary platforms including IDI Logistics in the US, Investa and Indi in Australia, and M7 and Get Living in the UK further extend Oxford’s reach.
Daniel is a highly respected leader with over forty years of deep global real estate experience. For a decade, he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ivanhoé Cambridge, a Canadian-based global real estate subsidiary of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) where he oversaw $100 billion of transaction activity. Oxford benefits from his track record in successfully leading and growing global real estate businesses and teams as well as his championing of inclusive working cultures.
In addition to his executive roles in real estate, Daniel’s has extensive corporate and advisory board experience which includes Canadian Tire; Summit Industrial Income REIT; Claridge and Genivar (now WSP Global).
He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Princeton University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Jurisprudence from Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar.
Active in the community, throughout Daniel’s career he has actively supported numerous organizations including as Chair of the McCord Museum and its foundation, La Maison du Père, the Lighthouse Children and Families, and the Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC). In August 2020, he was named Chancellor of Bishop’s University. Daniel is based in Toronto.