Each year, OBJ and the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce choose 40 of the region’s top young entrepreneurs and business executives and recognize them for their professional achievements, expertise and community service.
In these profiles, OBJ highlights some of this year’s recipients – their impressive accomplishments, what drives them and how they like to spend their downtime away from the business world.
Birthplace: Antigonish, N.S.
Company: Commercial real estate firm
Education: University of Ottawa
Charitable involvement: Dress 4 Success
Biggest biz achievement: Becoming a shareholder at Cushman & Wakefield Ottawa.
Biggest biz obstacle: Relocating from another firm and re-establishing my clients at Cushman & Wakefield Ottawa.
Biggest influences: I have two: My husband, because he is the most professional and ethical businessperson I know and I aspire to be more like him. My parents, because while they had kids before they were 20, they figured out a way to make it work, and are both true examples of hard work paying off.
Biggest lesson learned: Always do what is best for your clients, even if it is not the most profitable thing to do. If you are loyal to your clients, they will be loyal to you.
First job: McDonald’s! Best customer service platform out there!
Advice I’d give the younger me: Take the time to smell the roses.
What’s left to do: Personally, my next big milestone will be becoming a mother in September! We are so thrilled to welcome this new chapter into our lives. Professionally, we are looking to continue to grow Cushman & Wakefield Ottawa and will be implementing strategic steps to facilitate this.
Favourite pastime: Relaxing on the Ottawa River.
I’m currently reading: Child Training: A Guide to Successful Parenthood, written in 1954. It is so interesting to read the theories from back then in relation to now.
Favourite movie: Dirty Dancing
Favourite song: What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong
Favourite local pro sports team: Ottawa Senators
Favourite local summer event: Ottawa Bluesfest
Preferred social media platforms: Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Instagram
Twitter handle: @KimHallCRE