Seniors Housing Sector
for over 30 years
John Jensen has more than 30 years of real estate experience in the seniors housing sector.
He started his real estate career in Ottawa in 1968 and became an independent real estate and mortgage intermediary in 1981. Then based in Toronto, he arranged many CMHC insured mortgages for new developments designed for seniors. That's when John became acutely aware of the rapid growth in the aging population and began to focus his career on housing for seniors. His assignments increasingly evolved into sales of retirement and long-term care homes and in 1995, John decided to focus exclusively on the seniors housing sector.
John is considered a leader in guiding clients and customers through the process of buying or selling seniors housing assets. As a result, he has personally facilitated numerous transactions relating to seniors housing with an aggregate dollar volume of more than one billion dollars.
Since becoming associated with seniors housing three decades ago, John has been committed to his community.
He joined the Board of Directors of the Toronto-based Harold & Grace Baker Centre in 1983. The Baker Centre is a not-for-profit combined long-term care and retirement home with a licensed capacity for 120 long-term care residents and 93 retirement home residents. John has had the honour of serving the Baker Centre as Chairman for six years and is now proud to be a Life Director.
John also had the privilege of serving 12 years on the Board of Directors of Northwestern General Hospital, a 265 bed acute care community hospital in Toronto. In 1997, the hospital amalgamated with Humber River Hospital and York-Finch Hospital paving the way for the new Humber River Regional Hospital.
Subsequently, John served as Chairman of the Keele-Lawrence Care Centre Corporation, a not-for-profit interim long-term care home that opened in 1999 on the premises of the former Northwestern General Hospital. The home was licensed for 210 long-term care residents and was opened to help alleviate the overcrowding of seniors in the local hospitals.