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January 4th, 2023, Montréal

Advisor/Senior Advisor, Valuation Governance (Real Estate)

PSP Investments


We’re one of Canada’s largest pension investment managers, with CAD$230.5 billion of net assets as at March 31, 2022.

We invest funds for the pension plans of the federal public service, the Canadian Forces, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Reserve Force. Headquartered in Ottawa, PSP Investments has its principal business office in Montréal and offices in New York, London and Hong Kong.

Capturing and leading complex global investments requires us to work as one to seize valuable opportunities, in close collaboration with some of the world’s top companies. At PSP, you’ll join a team of motivated and engaged professionals, dedicated to propelling our organization further than ever before.


At PSP, we encourage our employees to grow, forge powerful relationships, contribute and fuel inspired investment launchpads. We are committed to a culture that fosters collaboration and allows us to think beyond, in an interconnected way. We advocate for our employees to speak-up, learn, experiment, share, and be part of an inclusive work environment where diversity is embraced.


The Valuation Governance team’s mandate is to hold organizational accountability over the private investment valuation process, playing a key role in the final valuation recommendation and bringing added value to the asset classes by the way of analyzing data.

More specifically, the team reviews the valuations process and the valuations of all private investments (real estate, private equity, infrastructure, natural resources, credit investments). The team is also responsible for maintaining “best practices” and good governance in private asset valuations.

The Advisor will be responsible for the application of the appropriate valuation governance processes and the valuation review of real estate investments. Overall, he/she will work in collaboration with the Real Estate Investment, Portfolio Strategy, and Investment Finance teams.


As an Advisor/Senior Advisor, Valuation Governance, you’ll:

  • Participate in the planning and execution of the quarterly valuation process:
    • Review valuations prepared by external appraisers, partners, or the investment team (review relevant documents, assess the valuation methodology and its application, review and challenge financial projections and valuation assumptions and hold discussions with investment teams)
    • Participate in the development and/or validation of financial models related to investments
    • Analyze the impact of different assumptions on the valuation
    • Prepare adequate documentation to support the review process and support the recommended fair values
    • Assist with the preparation of summary memorandum
  • Work with investment partners to direct, manage and perform appraisal mandates and reviews
  • Monitor market events and analyze the impact that these events may have on Real Estate investment valuations
  • Help build and manage the Valuation Governance group’s valuations database
  • Respond to questions or information requests from external auditors
  • Assist with the preparation of quarterly board reporting with respect to the valuation process for private investments
  • Support the team leader in maintaining internal procedures regarding valuation methodologies, process and controls
  • Mentor junior team members
  • Perform any other duties, as required


  • University degree in Business, Finance, Economics, Accounting or comparable
  • Relevant Master’s degree is an asset
  • Professional designation is an asset (e.g. MBA, AACI, CPA, CFA, CBV etc.)
  • Minimum of five (5) years of relevant real estate experience
  • Experience with valuation of private investments (either through performing valuations or due diligence for private investments or others) is an asset
  • Fluent in English (Spoken and written)
  • Knowledge of sectors into which PSP has private investments, particularly in Real Estate
  • Ability to demonstrate sound business judgement
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and manage constantly changing priorities
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Mature, driven, motivated and ability to take initiative
  • Responsible, diligent and able to work independently or as part of a team
  • Strong attention to detail and presentation of information
  • An innovative mindset open to new ideas, new technology, and new solutions
  • Proficiency in Excel required
  • Proficiency with ARGUS Enterprise is preferred
  • Knowledge of business software and analytical tools such as Power BI or Tableau is an advantage

We offer a tailored employee experience and competitive total rewards and benefits package* designed to attract and retain global diverse talent, reward performance, and reinforce business strategies and priorities. Beyond salary and incentive pay eligibility, you have access to:

  • A flexible hybrid work model with a mix of in-office and remote days based on business groups, teams, and roles
  • A hybrid allowance to support any hybrid related needs
  • Competitive pension plans
  • Comprehensive group insurance plans
  • Unlimited access to virtual healthcare services and wellness programs
  • Generous and inclusive paid family leave
  • Vacation days available on day one with additional days on milestone service anniversaries, and summer Friday afternoons off
  • Investment in career development

*Benefits package may vary based on your employee type.

At PSP, we aim to provide an inclusive workplace where we leverage diversity and where everyone feels valued, safe, respected and empowered to grow. As part of this leadership commitment, we strongly encourage applications from all qualified applicants and strive to offer an inclusive and accessible candidate experience. If you require any accommodation for any part of the recruitment process, please let us know.

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