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Icade Santé is a European leader in healthcare real estate. As of June 30, 2022, the Group owned a portfolio worth €6.8bn, with properties in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Portugal. The 209 assets in the portfolio include hospitals(1) and nursing homes(2) operated by high-quality tenants under long-term leases with no break options.

As a long-term investor in an asset class that it helped create in France nearly 15 years ago, the Group is committed to a new €3bn investment plan between 2021 and 2025.
 

In a countercyclical industry with demand constantly on the rise, Icade Santé is a growing healthcare property investment company that has focused on top-notch facilities providing essential healthcare services to local communities. It aims to deliver attractive total returns over the long term. 
 

Note : The information presented in this section concerns both Icade Santé and Icade Healthcare Europe.

(1)    Short- and medium-term care facilities: acute care facilities (medicine, surgery and obstetrics), post-acute care (PAC) facilities and mental health facilities.

(2)    Long-term care facilities: nursing homes

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Olivier Wigniolle

Olivier Wigniolle

CEO of Icade, Chairman of Icade Santé

“Icade Santé has two key objectives, namely to continue expanding into European markets and be a real estate investor recognised for its commitment to the healthcare sector.”

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Xavier Cheval

Xavier Cheval

CEO of Icade Santé

“As today’s leading healthcare property investor in France, Icade Santé has established itself as an indispensable real estate partner over the long term for local, regional and national healthcare providers.”

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Our vision

Within the framework of long-term partnerships, Icade Santé assists healthcare companies in all aspects of their real estate projects.

The teams at Icade Santé have extensive experience in real estate investment and complex project management as well as a deep understanding of the issues facing healthcare players. Our expertise enables us to offer high-quality buildings that meet the new expectations of operators in terms of operational performance and the need for comfort and well-being of their patients and residents.

Attentive to societal issues, the Group also helps its tenants manage the environmental and social impact of the buildings and their use.

In so doing, Icade Santé supports its healthcare partners in developing their operations, modernising their facilities and meeting the needs of local communities.

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Our mission

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"Providing places where you are taken care of”, such is the mission of Icade Santé in the face of growing healthcare needs in Europe…

Moving towards a leadership role in Europe

From now until 2025, Icade Santé intends to continue its expansion into Europe and assert its role as the leading European healthcare real estate platform.

Key figures at June 30, 2022

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209 

Facilities in Europe

€6.8 Bn

Property portfolio (on a full consolidation basis, excluding duties)

100 %

Occupancy rate across our portfolio

7.9 years

Average lease terms

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Management team

Xavier Cheval

CEO of Icade Santé

Helga Camalon

Chief Financial Officer

Philippe Ingouf

Chief Operating Officer, France

Marc Nguyen Dinh

Chief Investment Officer

Laurent Poinsard

General Secretary

Guillaume Tessler

Head of International Development

  • Xavier Cheval

    Xavier Cheval

    CEO of Icade Santé

    Since 2007, Xavier Cheval has played a key role in the expansion of Icade’s Healthcare Property Investment Division. He initially assisted Icade in launching this division in his capacity as an investment advisor. He then joined the Company in July 2011 and successively held the positions of manager in the Investment Department, Chief Investment Officer, Managing Director of the Healthcare Property Investment Division and CEO of Icade Santé. As part of his responsibilities, he has managed close to €5 billion in investments.

    Xavier Cheval has been CEO of Icade Santé since September 21, 2021. He also serves as a member of Icade’s Executive Committee in charge of the Healthcare Property Investment Division.

    Xavier Cheval graduated from École Centrale Paris in 2005 with a degree in engineering. He also obtained a master degree in accounting and management (2009) and an MBA (2016) from INSEAD Business School. He began his career in 2005 at Ernst & Young where he took part in project finance advisory assignments (PPPs) and financial analyses for public hospitals.

  • Helga Camalon

    Helga Camalon

    Chief Financial Officer

    Helga Camalon joined Icade Santé in June 2021 as CFO.

    She has 20 years of experience in corporate and investment banking. Since 2005, she had been Director within the Real Estate and Hospitality Corporate Finance Department at BNP Paribas, a group she joined in 1997 in the Real Estate Financing and Services Department. She began her career as a financial controller at Banque Worms and then started working as an Asset Manager at the Industrial Bank of Japan in 1993.

    Helga Camalon graduated from Sciences Po Paris and obtained a Certificate in Japanese Language and Culture from Keio University in Tokyo.

  • Philippe Ingouf

    Philippe Ingouf

    Chief Operating Officer, France

    Philippe Ingouf is a graduate of ISEG Paris (Advanced European Institute of Management). He started his career in 2000 as a commercial engineer for Key Accounts in the IT services sector. He then began working in commercial real estate in 2004 with Shopping Center Company on the operations side as head of a shopping centre. In 2007, he was appointed Head of Real Estate Assets in charge of managing and developing a portfolio of seven shopping centres.

    He joined Vivarte in 2014 and was named Group Head of Real Estate in 2017, responsible for developing, optimising and transforming a group of 15 brands.

    Since 2019, he has been Chief Operating Officer France at Icade Santé in charge of Asset Management, Construction Project Management and Property Management.

  • Marc Nguyen Dinh

    Marc Nguyen Dinh

    Chief Investment Officer

    Marc Nguyen Dinh is a Paris Dauphine University graduate and passed the DESCF exam qualifying him to become a French Certified Public Accountant. He began his career in 1991 as a financial auditor at Deloitte.

    In 1996, he joined the Real Estate Department at Caisse des dépôts as a financial controller. In 2004, he was named Deputy CFO at EMGP (“Warehouses and General Stores of Paris”) owned by the Caisse des Dépôts Group. In 2009, he was appointed International Asset Manager at Icade and then became Corporate Finance Manager in 2011.

    In 2015, he became Chief Investment Officer France at Icade Santé.

  • Laurent Poinsard

    Laurent Poinsard

    General Secretary

    A Chartered Accountant who holds a Master’s degree in Accounting, Financial Control and Audit, Laurent Poinsard began his career in 1990 as a financial auditor at PwC.

    In 1994, he became Financial Controller for Groupama. 

    After spending ten years in the Finance Department of Silic, he joined Icade in 2013 as Organisation and Performance Director before becoming Head of Audit, Risk and Internal Control in October 2015.

    Since 2017, Laurent Poinsard had been a member of the Executive Committee in charge of Audit, Risk, Compliance and Internal Control.

    Laurent Poinsard is also a member of RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors).

  • Guillaume Tessler

    Guillaume Tessler

    Head of International Development

    Guillaume Tessler graduated from Neoma Business School (ESC Reims) in 2000 and later obtained a degree in Chartered Accountancy and Statutory Auditing in 2004.

    He started his career in 2001 as a financial auditor at Arthur Andersen.

    In 2005, he joined the Agence des Participations de l’État (part of the French Treasury, French Ministry of Economy and Finance). In 2008, he started working for the French Financial Markets Authority (AMF) where he oversaw financial transactions and financial communication for listed companies, particularly in the real estate sector.  

    In 2015, he was named Head of Financial Communication and Investor Relations at Icade and then Head of International Development at Icade Santé in 2018.

Xavier Cheval

CEO of Icade Santé

Helga Camalon

Chief Financial Officer

Philippe Ingouf

Chief Operating Officer, France

Marc Nguyen Dinh

Chief Investment Officer

Laurent Poinsard

General Secretary

Guillaume Tessler

Head of International Development

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