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Jeanhy Shim, Director


Appointed by the government of Canada in June 2017.

Jeanhy has been working in the real estate development industry for the past 25 years, providing strategic market analysis, advice and innovative solutions to leading developers, financial institutions, brokers and consultants in the Toronto GTA.  Her experience spans the full spectrum of real estate development, including land acquisition, market research and analysis, product development, sales and marketing strategy, sales team management, customer service and post-construction service. 


As a Vice President or Consultant, Jeanhy has been involved in over 100 residential projects across the Toronto GTA, as well as projects in other areas of Ontario, Canada and USA.  In 2013, she also founded Housing Lab Toronto – an independent housing research think-tank dedicated to re-thinking how we grow our cities; and in 2015, she launched the Children's Discovery Centre pilot project - Toronto's first and only children's museum.  The goal of the pilot was to demonstrate a growing need for family-friendly amenities as key part of our growing city, and based on its success, work is now underway to open a permanent, world-class children's museum in Toronto.


In her community, Jeanhy has served on the Board of Directors of Woodgreen Community Services - the third largest social services agency in Toronto, and she Chaired the Building Industry and Land Development (BILD) Association High-Rise Committee and International Housing Study Tour committee for several years.  She currently serves on two not-for-profit Boards, including the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and as President (elect) of the condominium corporation where she resides.


Jeanhy has a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a B.A. from McGill University.


On a personal note, Jeanhy grew up in Toronto's Rexdale neighbourhood in a modest home with a backyard, but she much prefers condominium apartment living on the Toronto Waterfront where she has been a resident for over 12 years and where she is now raising her daughter.