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
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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.
On June 25th, Canada Wood Japan’s Shawn Lawlor delivered a lecture on sustainable green building at Showa Women’s University Department of Architecture. A total of 89 undergraduate students attended the lecture. The topics included an… more
April total housing starts fell 5.7% to 79,389 units. Owner occupied, single-family housing remained strong, rising 9.2%. Rental housing continued to lag, falling 16.7% for the 8th consecutive month. Wooden housing essentially held flat at… more
On May 26th, the City of Natori, Miyagi invited Canada Wood, the Canadian Embassy and Governments of Alberta and British Columbia to participate in celebrations of reconstruction after the devastating earthquake and tsunami of 2011. This… more