Sam Mizrahi is the President and founder of Mizrahi Developments, a private Canadian real estate development company that caters to the Toronto luxury marketplace.
Sam Mizrahi has been an entrepreneur since the age of 16, and has over twenty years of experience in recognizing business opportunities and monetizing them. His first venture, Unimax, was started while he was still in high school. The company imported and sold blank audio and video cassette tapes in Toronto and Montreal.
In 1992, Mizrahi founded Dove Cleaners. He successfully grew the company, turning it into the largest luxury dry cleaning business in Canada with more than 100 retail operations and an advanced processing plant. By 2005, Dove Cleaners had garnered a number of industry awards and gone public.
As a young man, Mizrahi studied urban planning and found lucrative land investment opportunities in the Richmond Hill and Oak Ridges areas of the GTA.
In 2008, Mizrahi founded Mizrahi Developments. Initially, Mizrahi Developments focused on the development of high-end, custom-built homes in Forest Hill and other valuable neighborhoods of Toronto. Following more demand for detailed, custom-crafted and designed condominiums, similar in finish and quality construction techniques found in single-dwelling residences, Mizrahi Developments expanded into creating mid-rise, mixed-use boutique buildings as well as high-rise developments.
Mizrahi currently sits on the boards of organizations like the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Centre, United Jewish Appeal and B’nai Brith of Canada.
Sam Mizrahi has an estimated net worth of $200 million. In 2015, he was named the 45th most influential person in Toronto by Toronto Life. Mizrahi Developments’ mid-rise boutique developments at 133 Hazelton and 181 Davenport redefined what it means to build luxury condos in Toronto. As the main shareholder of Mizrahi Developments, Mizrahi’s current projects at The One, 1451 Welltington, and 128 Hazelton, and past projects, make the value of the company approximately $300 million.
In 2014, Mizrahi Developments announced its development of The One, a billion dollar, mixed-use high-rise located at the southwest corner of Yonge Street and Bloor Street, one of the most sought-after real estate locations in Canada. Designed by London architectural firm, Foster + Partners, The One will be the tallest residential tower in Canada at 80 storeys and 304 meters and will feature an exoskeleton design with structural supports on the exterior, allowing for maximum light and interiors free of supporting pillars.
Sam Mizrahi lives in Toronto with his wife and children. He is licensed as a jet pilot and has a 2nd degree black belt in Jitsu and Ken-Jitsu from Japan. He is also a passionate scuba diver and skier.
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