Mitchell Goldhar

Mitchell Goldhar - Executive Chair of the Board
  • Executive Chairman & CEO, SmartCentres REIT
    Owner, the Penguin Group of Companies

Executive Chair of the Board since 2018 and Chief Executive Officer since 2021. Mitchell Goldhar is the owner of the Penguin Group of Companies. Mr. Goldhar has been in the real estate development business for over 30 years. Since opening the first new Canadian Walmart store in Barrie, Ontario in 1994, Mr. Goldhar has developed over 265 shopping centres across Canada (including the development of 175 Walmart stores). Mr. Goldhar is a graduate of York University with a Bachelor of Political Science (1985), a Director of Indigo Books and Music Inc., a Director of Onex Corporation, a Director Emeritus with the SickKids Foundation and for 12 years has been an adjunct professor with the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management. Mr. Goldhar is also on the Advisory Board for the Canadian Sports Concussion Project and is owner of the Maccabi Tel Aviv Football Club. Trustee of SmartCentres since July 8, 2005.