Shaheryar Mian






Real Estate and Finance


Jan 2019 - Sept 2020

Shaheryar Mian leads business development at LJM Developments, a real-estate family office based in Burlington, Canada. Prior to joining LJM, Shaheryar worked in banking and consulting in London and New York. Shaheryar completed his undergraduate studies at McGill University in 2005, followed by a master’s degree at Harvard in 2012, and is currently pursuing an EMBA degree at Oxford.

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Posted by: on January 6, 2022

Silent Reflection

This photo snapped in a flash of a second, took years in the making. The men and women captured in the stillness of this frame made moves from across the globe. A dizzying array of separate journeys collided at Balliol College of Oxford University, sometime in the early part of that year called 2020. I […]

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Posted by: on May 4, 2020

Till Zoom do us part

“Adaptability to change is itself a hallmark of successful education” (Peter Hilton). In January of ‘this year’ (aka years ago) I had audited the FinTech module with the S18 – J19 combo. I remember flying into Heathrow at 6AM from Dubai and made it to class just after 10AM after checking-in at my friend’s place […]

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Posted by: on March 6, 2020

The latest on Africa’s tech-sector and entrepreneurship

Africa has been long referred to as the “next Frontier”. The continent’s diversity, culture, business opportunities, entrepreneurship, and youth are celebrated yearly at several universities around the world through Africa focused events and conferences. This blog post will cover some of the latest news and trends related to entrepreneurship, tech sector, and youth in the […]

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Posted by: on December 19, 2019

You thought you knew it all

Oxford has to be one of the only few places in the world, aside from that ‘other place’, that requires you to wear a bow tie and academic gown to write an exam. Here I was on a chilly, foggy, and rather quintessential Oxford morning on December 2nd pacing toward St Hugh’s College dining hall […]

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Posted by: on December 5, 2019

India in 1001 words – give or take

Oxford University made history by welcoming the largest percentage of women leaders to Saïd’s EMBA program in the September 2019 cohort (40% of the class). I got the opportunity to audit the program’s Global Rules of the Game module in Mumbai taught by Professor Mari Sako. I was joined by fellow classmate Sohail Choudhry. The […]

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Posted by: on October 17, 2019

Why I believe Real Estate is the most promising asset class and needs more atten...

I am writing this entry to share my thoughts on the importance of real estate as an asset class for both: investment, and academic study. In my experience and research I have discovered real estate to be a solid wealth generator and the only asset class that offers a retail investor the chance to invest […]

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Posted by: on July 29, 2019

The first 5

So it all started in January 2019 with excitement, uncertainty, apprehension, doubt, and…expectations. When I started the Oxford EMBA J-19, life was going through a transition as my firm divested its assets in the USA and I was concluding affairs in New York and moving home to Canada (#GoRaptors). Looking back I would like to […]

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