Connor Shea, vice-president of asset and property management, Colonnade BridgePort

Connor Shea
Editor's Note

Each year, OBJ and the Ottawa Board of Trade honour 40 of the region’s top young entrepreneurs, business executives and civic leaders and recognize them for their professional achievements, expertise and community service.
Click here to see the full list of the 2021 recipients and click here to watch the special broadcast honouring the year’s recipients.

Business: Real estate investment and development

Biggest business achievement: Hiring a great team and watching them flourish.

Biggest obstacle overcome: Learning my blindspots and finding ways to overcome them (thank you mentors!).

Biggest influences: My wife and my kids inspire me every day to work to make the world a better place for them.

Biggest lesson learned during COVID-19: To be flexible and to prioritize what matters most in life.

Charitable involvement: PLEO

First job: Paper route

Advice I’d give the younger me: Find ways to give back and ask as many questions as you can.

Favourite pastime: Any time with my wife, three kids and extended family together.