Housing Lab Toronto

Jeanhy Shim is a strategic and creative city building entrepreneur, changemaker and advisor. For the past 30 years, she has been working in the real estate development industry in the Greater Toronto Region, providing a wide range of strategic development advisory services, including land acquisition, market research, project feasibility, master-planning, product design development, marketing strategy and sales launch services. Currently, Jeanhy is Founder & CEO of Crosswalk Communities – a not-for-profit affordable housing development company with an innovative new business model to build affordable rental apartments for lower income Canadians. Jeanhy is also co-founder of Divercities – a not-for-profit, social purpose commercial real estate advisory firm, and she also continues her real estate consulting work through her firm, Housing Lab Toronto. In her community, Jeanhy serves on the Board of Directors of Waterfront Toronto – a tri-governmental agency that is stewarding the transformation of 800 hectares of waterfront lands in downtown Toronto, as well as the Advisory Board of the Infrastructure Institute at the University of Toronto School of Cities. Previously, she served as co-founder and chair of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee and co-chair of the Communications Committee at the Urban Land Institute Toronto chapter. On a personal note, Jeanhy grew up in north Toronto’s Rexdale neighbourhood, but left home to earn an undergraduate degree from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec and a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science in London, England.

Speaking at the Following:

May 18

Thursday, May 18, 2023

Developing in Toronto: Confronting Complexity

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Metro Toronto Convention Center - North Building, 106 Constitution Hall

After decades of explosive commercial and residential growth, very few straightforward development opportunities are left in the central city. Every private and public project is a puzzle of immense complexity, cost, and risk as developers contend with limited space, legacy infrastructure, challenging public policy expectations, and shifting economics. Toronto developers and public infrastructure leaders are […]