Head of Global Initiatives, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Sr. Director, Legal Affairs, Ivanhoé Cambridge
In her role as Head of Global Initiatives, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Sr. Director, Legal Affairs at Ivanhoé Cambridge, Sunita Mahant acts as a catalyst for the development and execution of the corporate DEI strategy by positioning Ivanhoé Cambridge as a real estate industry leader in these three areas. In addition to this role, Sunita provides strategic value-oriented solutions for projects related to the Office and Industrial North America platform in her capacity as Senior Director, Legal Affairs. As lead counsel for CIBC SQUARE – new transformational office development downtown Toronto, she was instrumental in the negotiation of the CIBC lease-approx. 1.75M sf. – one of the largest office leases in Canadian history and winner of the 2018 Rex Award.
Sunita has over 15 years of experience in legal affairs and real estate. She joined Ivanhoé Cambridge in 2008 as Legal Counsel and rose through the ranks to become Senior Director, Legal Affairs, in 2016. Sunita holds a Bachelor of Political Science and a Bachelor of Laws and is a member of the Ontario Bar. She received her Mini-MBA from the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC). She was named one of Canada’s Leading Lawyers under 40 by Lexpert Rising Stars.
Recognized for her leadership qualities and keen mind, Sunita is actively involved with several organizations dedicated to workplace diversity, equity and inclusion, serving as Co-President of the Ontario Promotion Committee of Women in Governance and a Director of the Commercial Real Estate Equity and Diversity Council (CREED). She was the initiator and ambassador of the first Women’s Forum at Ivanhoé Cambridge.
Sunita speaks four languages: Hindi, Punjabi, French and English.