Brian J. Sidorsky, a native of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, began his business career while a member of Junior Achievement, receiving his first lessons of business principles and success during his teenage years. Brian’s business career started in the furniture business, with the opening of his first small store in Calgary at the age of 20. Harnessing his passion and energy, Brian was able to apply the business principles learned from his days at JA. He went on to develop the largest retail furniture and appliance store in the city of Calgary, which he sold to The Brick, a large national furniture chain in 1980.
Brian then established a real estate company, Lansdowne Equity Ventures Ltd., embarking on a highly successful venture owning and managing residential manufactured-home communities. This new endeavor expanded his business enterprise to owning and managing shopping centers, in addition to developing residential subdivisions, overseeing commercial developments, and acquiring a sizable land-development portfolio.
Incorporated since 1965, Lansdowne Equity Venture has experienced rapid growth, increasing its land holdings, commercial assets, and various properties to become a highly profitable privately owned company. Lansdowne currently owns and operates eleven mobile home parks throughout Alberta and Saskatchewan, owns ten shopping centers in Calgary and southern California, and holds one of the largest developable prime land banks on the outskirts of Calgary.
Brian attributes much of his success to his early days with Junior Achievement and to the philosophy of Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich written in the 1920s. Brian, always a voracious reader, enjoys books and videos on business, motivation, inspiration, and self-improvement. He applies his principles of entrepreneurship, free enterprise, and savvy salesmanship to every facet of his business life.
Brian served on the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement, Scouts Canada, and Progressive Conservative Party, both provincially and federally. He and his wife of 47 years have three children and eight grandchildren. His lasting legacy is to provide financial literacy and business acumen to the world’s youth.