President and Chief Executive Officer, Fiera Private Alternative Investments
John is President and Chief Executive Officer, Fiera Private Alternative Investments.
In his role, he oversees Fiera Capital’s alternative strategies platform, which includes real estate core and value-add, real estate financing, infrastructure, agriculture, private equity and private debt.
John has over 20 years of experience as a senior executive in managing both public and private organizations, including in the area of investment management. Prior to joining Fiera Capital, he held the positions of Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at PSP Investment Inc., Chief Financial Officer at BCE Emergis and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Cognicase Inc., as well as senior positions in Corporate Finance at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Caisse de depot and placement du Quebec and Ernst & Young.
John holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Great Distinction) and Graduate Diploma in Public Accountancy from McGill University and is an Advanced Management Program Graduate of Wharton, University of Pennsylvania. He also holds the following professional designations: Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Business Valuator, and Accredited Senior Appraiser. He is also a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Ray has specialised in development and investment for 50 years. He became the Chief Executive of Lambert Smith Hampton in his early 20s and remained in this position until 1992 when he established Fiera Real Estate (formerly known as Palmer Capital). Ray is the chairman of all of the property companies in which Fiera Real Estate has a shareholding, and takes particular responsibility for Fiera Real Estate’s balance sheet investments. He is a Board Director and member of the Investment Committee.
Alex joined Fiera Real Estate in 2003, initially charged with creating the fund management business within Fiera Real Estate. He set up and managed the Palmer Capital Development Fund and its successor vehicle. He was promoted to Chief Executive in 2008. Prior to Fiera Real Estate, Alex served as an officer in the British Army before starting his financial career with Credit Lyonnais Securities in 1997. He has an MBA from the London Business School and is a fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He is a Board Director and member of the Investment Committee.
President and Head of Global Real Estate
With more than 35 years of experience in the real estate industry, Richard Dansereau leads Fiera Real Estate’s global business.
He was previously Managing Director for the Investment Management Division of Stonehenge NYC, where he was responsible for asset management, business partnerships and development. Prior to that, he held senior leadership positions at Cadim, the real estate division of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, as well as the Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust.
During his career, Richard has been involved in all aspects of the real estate industry in most major markets throughout Canada, the United States, Western Europe and Asia.
Richard is a graduate of the Business School of the Université de Montréal and has served his community through his involvement in charitable organizations that assist children in need.