An accomplished deal-maker with a lifelong passion for retail, Danny established S & H Realty Corporation in 1984 to actively help her clients achieve their real estate and revenue generation goals.
“At S&H, our philosophy is centred on identifying – and meeting – individual client needs,” she says. “We focus on building strong relationships that add value and find innovative solutions to real estate challenges.”
One of Danny’s most notable achievements – in addition to her work with urban mixed use projects and restaurants – is her pioneering work in developing retail and revenue generation initiatives for healthcare facilities, transit hubs and other public sector entities. Since 1999, she has worked to create effective retail strategies at more than 50 hospitals and long-term care facilities as well as in transit hubs throughout Ontario and Canada.
“I recognize that retail is a key part of a hospital’s/transit hub’s amenities, but it must be seamlessly integrated with the primary use of the facility” she explains.
Today, Danny is a recognized expert in the field, acting as Team Lead on large and small, multi-disciplinary projects for a range of public sector clients. She facilitates workshops on retail in healthcare facilities; and she is in demand to speak at seminars on how to build revenue flows from retail in hospitals, care centres and retirement homes.
“I’m most proud of the fact that we have created and executed retail plans that have produced millions of dollars in annual incremental revenues for our clients, and which directly help our clients improve patient care or enhance the rider experience,” she adds.
After graduating from Havergal College in 1976, Danny studied History, Political Science and English at the University of Toronto, before earning her licence as a Real Estate Broker from the Real Estate Council of Ontario.
Danny’s commitment to the wider real estate community is a hallmark of her career.
As the founder and first President of Toronto CREW, the Toronto chapter of the respected North American CREW Network, Danny helped open opportunities for women in the real estate sector. She has actively participated in the organization’s annual mentoring and scholarships program, working with young women in the industry every year for more than a decade.
In 2006, Toronto CREW established the “Danny Klempfner Legacy Scholarship” which is granted each year to an outstanding student enrolled in a post secondary school real estate program.
Danny is also a member of the International Council of Shopping Centres (ICSC).