Sharmila has been with Osgoode Properties for 18 years. She is the current Building Manager for The Oaks Apartment at 2995 Albion Road. We got the chance to catch up with her to discuss her life experiences and her career. Here is what she had to say:

A little about Sharmila:

“I moved to Canada in 1996 from South America to go to school. It was very difficult for me at first but I’m very happy that I did it. It gave me the chance to see two worlds. I can really relate and understand what it means for anyone to experience new weather in a new city and to move into a new home, it gives us common ground.”

On her career:

“I started working for Osgoode Properties as a Rental Agent part-time while I was going to school. After two years I was given an opportunity to obtain a full time position as a Rental Agent. After three years, I had the opportunity to become a Building Manager. Five years from now, I would like to become a Property Manager and mange different buildings. I would like to stay with Osgoode until the end of my career.”

Best part of her day:

“The importance of a home can never be overstated – we all look forward to going home at the end of the day, and we all look forward to that one place where we feel safe, loved and comfortable. Our homes are our safe haven. My goal is to create that safe haven for our residents. We want our residents to be proud of where they live. When I leave at the end of the day and replay my day, if I know I’ve truly accomplished that it is the best part of my day!”

On her downtime:

“I love to entertain and I’m big on family, so whenever I get the chance I spend time with my family. We make meals together and watch shows together. I’m a big fan of Dateline and 20/20. When we aren’t watching TV, I like to cook one of my favorite dishes – roast beef.”

Greatest life lesson:

“I’m still learning like everyone else! I’m always discovering the greatest lesson to learn is that as human beings we all want the same things in life. In the past, I have been put in situations that have t08-Aught me the importance of compassion and empathy for one another.”

We here at Osgoode Properties are proud of all of our Building Managers and thankful for all the hard work that they do!