“I didn’t always see myself working in real estate, but I definitely always saw myself working in business. I am the third generation of Canadian entrepreneurs in my family. My family was in the retail business; they started here in Montreal and expanded to Ontario and the Maritimes. My grandfather started in business after coming over from Poland in World War II. My father went into the business but I somehow ended up in real estate. We just come from a very business-oriented family and so it felt like my natural calling. I think from the day I was born I was taught to sell.
At the same time, I like to get involved in the Jewish community in any way that I can. I recently joined the Board of Camp B’nai Brith and had a chance to visit the camp in full swing this past summer. I actually went to CBB, so I remember being at the camp. I didn’t receive the financial aid that is offered to many of the campers, but I remember that there were kids there who were sent to camp by the community. I never really appreciated it as a kid, because they were just kids like everybody else. But now that I’m older, I realize that it’s a pretty incredible thing that these kids had the same opportunity to spend a summer in camp like anybody else. Camp was the best thing and the fact that I sit on a board that allows kids to go to camp and have these memorable experiences that they wouldn’t be able to have otherwise, just because of the fact that they’re Jewish and the community supports them, is amazing.”