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Ottawa Real Estate Forum
Wednesday, October 2, 2024
Shaw Centre, Ottawa

Benjamin Shinewald
President and Chief Executive Officer at BOMA Canada


Benjamin L. Shinewald is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Building Owners and Managers Association of Canada (BOMA Canada). Under Benjamin’s leadership, the organization’s flagship sustainability program, BOMA BEST, has grown dramatically, with over 3,000 certifications in Canada, Mexico, the United States (where it is called “BEST”), China, Europe and the Middle East. BOMA Canada is also a worldwide leader in producing thought leadership for the commercial real estate industry including via BOMEX and various written and video products. Additionally, under Benjamin’s tenure, Canadian property management firms have won dozens of BOMA International awards, securing the greatest per capita international awards record in the world.

Prior to joining BOMA Canada in 2012, Benjamin served as the CEO of Canadian Jewish Congress. Earlier, he worked in the Privy Council Office and practiced law at Torys LLP. Benjamin previously served as a Law Clerk to the Chief Justice of Israel, as an Adjoint-aux-Programmes in the Canadian Mission to the OECD in Paris and worked for the Winnipeg Jets Hockey Club.

Agenda Sessions

  • Session B3 - Ottawa’s Office Market: How will we address transformation, and added vacancy?