Jim Spatz is the Chairman and CEO of Southwest Properties Limited, one of Atlantic Canada’s leading real estate developers.
Southwest owns, operates and develops residential and commercial real estate in Atlantic Canada, extended stay accommodations across Canada, as well as multi-unit residential portfolios in four Florida cities.
Recently, Southwest completed The Maple, a residential hi-rise building in downtown Halifax and has a major development under construction at the corner of Sackville and South Park Streets.
Plans are also underway for Seton Ridge a major community project on the Mother House Grounds on former Mount Saint Vincent lands.
Jim has been leading the company for the past 25 years since returning from Montreal following a 15-year medical career.
He serves on the Board of Directors for the Atlantic Jewish Council, CJPAC (Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee) and Blue Line Innovations Incorporated.
Jim also has a number of philanthropic interests including the Parker Street Food and Furniture Bank Advisory Board and serves as a Life Director of Neptune Theatre.
He also served on the Board of Governors for Dalhousie University from 2001 – 2015, and served as Board Chair from 2008 – 2014.
In 2007, Jim along with his late father, Simon, were inducted into the Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame.
He’s been named Atlantic Business Magazine’s CEO of the Year for Atlantic Canada and is an active member of the World President’s Organization.
I met to talk with Jim at his office in his downtown Halifax development, Bishop’s Landing.