We are a team of pragmatic optimists — urban entrepreneurs dedicated to growing and improving our city.
The potential and power of place.
We invest in the places we know and love. By focusing on not only geographic, but also cultural clusters we play a unique role in shaping the neighbourhoods we consider home. Our approach allows us to create destinations in a way single developments and less focused strategies can’t. Be it through office, retail, residential — or a combination of all three — we look to create spaces that, together with our tenants, define our city and show the world the potential of well-designed places.
The past 60 years and our founder, Murphy Hull.
Murphy Hull started Hullmark in 1950. Growing up in Toronto as a young Polish immigrant, Murphy began in the industry as a plasterer, later progressing his trade into a home building business and subsequently into real estate development. When he started building in the 50s, the new suburban ideal was taking shape. The measure of success was being able to move out of downtown Toronto into a spacious new home on the outskirts of the city. Through hard work, determination and cultivated partnerships, Murphy grew Hullmark into a successful and influential development business. In the 70s, Murphy began pioneering condominium development, which at the time, was a new and unprecedented housing typology in the Toronto suburbs. Continuing to invest in suburban communities, his life’s work and vision culminated with the Hullmark Centre at Yonge and Sheppard, a mixed-use urban-type community, and the largest-scale project Murphy had ever undertaken. Now, with his grandson Jeff carrying on the family business, Hullmark has come full-circle, investing in the very neighborhoods where his grandparents grew up in downtown Toronto.