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Managing Director, Canada Wood Japan
Shawn graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Ottawa in 1990 and later from the Asia Pacific Management Program at Capilano College in 1995. His career has spanned 15 years in international forest and building products marketing and sales with leading primary producers. Shawn joined the Canada Wood group in April 2007 to take on the role of Director, Japan Operations. He resides in Tokyo with his wife Christine and son Cole.
Japan Housing Starts Summary for June 2019
Total housing starts for June posted a small 0.2% increase to finish at 81,451 units. While owner occupied housing continued its 9th consecutive monthly gain, rental housing fell for the… more
On September 20th and 21st NRCan Director, Jeff Biggs visited the Osaka region with Canada Wood’s Shawn Lawlor to learn further about market opportunities for non-residential wooden construction. Pictured above, we visited the Osaka… more
On September 19th and 20th Canada held trilateral talks with the US Embassy and industry associations and Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forests & Fisheries (MAFF), the Forestry Agency and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure,… more
Due in part to an unusually long Golden Week Holiday this year to market the commencement of the Reiwa imperial era, May total housing starts slumped 8.7% to 72,581 units. Rental housing continued to trail year prior results, falling… more