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Tony Shu

Personal mission

Build a world in which everyone has access to housing that fulfills their needs.

Cultivate communities that empower young people to reach their fullest potential.

Live with purpose, peace, and presence.

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Tony Shu is the co-founder of Breaktime and CEO of Parker and a recent graduate of Harvard University. As an entrepreneur, he has been recognized by Forbes 30 Under 30BostInno 25 Under 25, and the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce's Ten Outstanding Young Leaders

In 2021, Tony Shu received a Bachelor's Degree from Harvard University. He created his own major around housing and urban innovation and served as President of the Harvard College Real Estate Club. At Harvard, Tony Shu was also a Cheng Social Innovation Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School and a Roberts Tech Innovation Fellow at Harvard Business School and the Harvard John A. Paulson School Of Engineering And Applied Sciences. In 2022, Tony received a Master's in Global Affairs as a Schwarzman Scholar.

Tony Shu dances hip-hop, practices yoga and meditation, and loves reading. He is a licensed real estate agent and holds the Guinness World Record for the longest paperclip chain made in 30 seconds.


Parker is a pioneering investment and data platform modernizing the mobile home park industry. Our mission is to preserve, enhance, and expand our nation's supply of attainable housing. Our team is backed by Hustle Fund, Techstars, Global Founders Capital, Gold House Ventures, and more.

is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that breaks the cycle of young adult homelessness through purposeful transitional employment. Through the pandemic, Breaktime has employed over 100 young adults experiencing homelessness who work in purposeful jobs serving their communities (such as serving nearly one million meals to families in need in Greater Boston). Breaktime has been featured in Forbes, received the AIM Next Century Award, and is rated with a Gold Seal of Transparency by Guidestar. Breaktime is backed by the City of Boston, Liberty Mutual, The Boston Foundation, MassMutual, Blackrock, Cummings Foundation, and more.

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“Our passion comes from recognizing the very obvious inequities in a small geographic location and among a very close age group,” says Tony Shu. “It's about how we can utilize our privilege in the service of others.” 

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