Mitchell Goldhar, founder of SmartCentres, developed over 265 shopping centres across Canada in the past 21 years, including 175 Walmart stores. Recently, Mr. Goldhar vended SmartCentres into SmartREIT and is its largest shareholder. SmartREIT is one of Canada’s largest real estate investment trusts, with an asset value of approximately $8.7 Billion.

Mr. Goldhar is also the largest shareholder of Smart Real Estate Investment Trust, a publicly traded company on the Toronto Stock Exchange with an enterprise value in excess of $5.8 billion. Mr. Goldhar is also a member of its Board of Trustees.

Mr. Goldhar is a supporter of many charities both in Canada and abroad, including Israel, which include the Hospital for SickKids, the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, the Israel Children Centres, United Israel Appeal and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Mr. Goldhar graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from York University and has lectured at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. He is an avid sportsman, both as an observer and as an active participant.