Jim is Chief Financial Officer of Menkes Developments Ltd.(“MDL”), a large Toronto real estate developer. Since its inception in 1956, MDL has completed thousands of new residential condominiums and houses across the GTA as well as millions of square feet of office, industrial and retail space. Many of these developments have occurred in partnership with large institutions (eg Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan).
Jim is responsible for managing all financing needs of the company and is a member of the senior management team which maps out the ongoing strategy for the business. He joined MDL in 1983 as controller and evolved into his current role as the company expanded.
Prior to joining MDL, Jim spent four years working with PricewaterhouseCoopers where he obtained his CA designation. He also holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto.
Jim recently completed a seven-year term on the board of a charitable organization serving the needs of various people living at the margins of our society. He chaired a number of committees (Allocations, Pension & Benefits, and Audit) during his tenure.