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ABOUT
OUR COMPANY

Founded in 1988, Farhi Holdings Corporation (FHC) is Southwestern Ontario’s premiere commercial, residential, and land holdings management and development organization.

FHC owns and manages more than four million square feet of office, retail, residential, and hospitality space in communities across Ontario, as well as 3,000+ acres of land holdings and development projects throughout southwestern Ontario and along the 400-series highways.

ABOUT
OUR COMPANY

Founded in 1988, Farhi Holdings Corporation (FHC) is Southwestern Ontario’s premiere commercial, residential, and land holdings management and development organization.

FHC owns and manages more than four million square feet of office, retail, residential, and hospitality space in communities across Ontario, as well as 3,000+ acres of land holdings and development projects throughout southwestern Ontario and along the 400-series highways.

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1986

Our President Shmuel Farhi arrives in Canada

1988

Farhi Holdings Corporation is founded.

1989

1st Federal Government tender on 451 Talbot St in St.Thomas (Unemployment Office)

1993

Moved into the high-rise residential market.

1993

1st out-of-town government tender in Oshawa (Public Works and Government Services).

1993

Relocation into London market.

1993

St.Thomas & District Chamber of Commerce Free Enterprise Award of Merit

2001

Purchased 383 Richmond St. first high-rise commercial building.

2003

Mainstreet London Downtown Champion – Shmuel Farhi

2004

Purchased the Richmond Block in London, ON, a full block across from Victoria Park.

2004

London City Press Club – Newsmaker of the Year

2004

Ontario Chamber of Commerce – Achievement Business Award of Excellence

2006

Placed a focus on the purchasing of parking lots and land.

2006

Moved into the Windsor market purchase of the former LEAR plant at 1600 Lauzon.

2007

Purchased the Bell Building on 100 Dundas St., London, ON

2009

Purchased the Elm Hurst Inn and Spa in Ingersoll, ON – first hospitality asset.

2010

Purchased ‘the Market Tower’ in the heart of downtown London.

2010

Heritage Award: Architectural Conservancy of Ontario & Heritage London Foundation.

2013

Queen’s Silver Jubilee Medal awarded to Shmuel Farhi

2013

Purchased the Idlewyld Inn and Spa in London, ON.

2015

First residential luxury subdivision in BourneWood Estates – begins construction.

2016

Purchased the Travelodge in Windsor, Ontario and began conversion into Holiday Inn Express.

2018

Began conversion of the Double Tree by Hilton in the former Radisson in Windsor, ON.

Shmuel Farhi

OUR FOUNDER
SHMUEL FARHI

Shmuel Farhi was born in Tel Aviv, Israel in 1961.

After spending his early years on a kibbutz, he attended a prestigious boarding school where he became one of the top chess players in the country.

After mandatory military service with the IDF, Farhi completed his business degree at the Technion Institute and joined his father’s insurance company before seeking opportunities of his own in America. A chance meeting with a Canadian realtor on a flight to San Francisco brought him to London, Ontario in 1986. Having completed several successful real estate deals and finding he enjoyed the industry, he founded Farhi Holdings Corporation in 1988 and became a Canadian citizen in 1990.

FHC now owns and manages more than 4 million sq.ft. of properties across Ontario, with much of his key personnel remaining with the company since the very beginning. Farhi is known as a consummate dealmaker and a man of his word. He is a passionate supporter of downtown revitalization and heritage preservation. When not looking for the next business opportunity, he enjoys spending time at the cottage with his family and cheering on the London Knights hockey team.

Shmuel Farhi

OUR FOUNDER
SHMUEL FARHI

Shmuel Farhi was born in Tel Aviv, Israel in 1961.

After spending his early years on a kibbutz, he attended a prestigious boarding school where he became one of the top chess players in the country.

After mandatory military service with the IDF, Farhi completed his business degree at the Technion Institute and joined his father’s insurance company before seeking opportunities of his own in America. A chance meeting with a Canadian realtor on a flight to San Francisco brought him to London, Ontario in 1986. Having completed several successful real estate deals and finding he enjoyed the industry, he founded Farhi Holdings Corporation in 1988 and became a Canadian citizen in 1990.

FHC now owns and manages more than 4 million Sq.Ft. across Ontario, with many key personnel having been with the company since the very beginning. Farhi is known as a consummate dealmaker and a man of his word. He is a passionate supporter of downtown revitalization and heritage preservation. When not looking for the next business opportunity, he enjoys spending time at the cottage with his family and cheering on the London Knights hockey team.

A HEART
FOR HERITAGE

FHC believes architectural heritage provides a vital link to a community’s shared history, and our portfolio includes many landmark properties. We take pride in our commitment to heritage preservation, as we reinvigorate these architectural gems – transforming them into first-class modern facilities.

“In the end, our city will be defined not only by what we create, but what we refuse to destroy.”

A HEART
FOR HERITAGE

FHC believes architectural heritage provides a vital link to a community’s shared history, and our portfolio includes many landmark properties. We take pride in our commitment to heritage preservation, as we reinvigorate these architectural gems – transforming them into first-class modern facilities.

“In the end, our city will be defined not only by what we create, but what we refuse to destroy.”

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