VCREP #19 | North America's Best Market Just Keeps Getting Better with Mike Mackay
Vancouver Commercial Real Estate Podcast
North America's best industrial market just keeps getting better and better as Strand looks to add 1,000,000 SQFT to Vancouver Island's industrial driving force Langford, BC. This week, Adam and Cory welcome Strand Development's President Mike Mackay to talk about everything Langford and the exciting projects in Strand's pipeline. With the recent acquisition of the former Langford Speedway, which encompasses over 80 acres of prime development land, the growth and excitement of the Greater Vancouver Island industrial market just keeps growing. A multi-phase project set to launch this year, Strand (in partnership with Bastion Developments) will add to one of North America's most desired industrial markets, further attracting local, national and international tenants to Vancouver Island. Investors alike have been buying up Victoria, Colwood, Esquimalt and Langford for the better part of the last three years, so don't miss your chance to hear about the future of one of the best marketplaces on the planet.
Today we talk to Mike MacKay, owner of Vassar Building Center in Vassar, Michigan. Together with his wife, Brenda, the MacKay's made the decision to build their dream store right before the pandemic hit. Learn how they worked with their distributor to push through the challenges to unveil an innovative store that doubled the size of their business. Music Credits: "Let That Sink In" by Lee Rosevere
Episode 123: Mike Mackay, Applying Transformational and Evidence Based Ideas
The Basketball Podcast
Mike Mackay " A Modern Approach to Basketball Development"
Basketball Performance Podcast
Mike Mackay is a Master Coach Developer for Canada basketball. He is one of the most respected coaches in the world regardless of what level, and has a wide range of experience coaching players at all levels. What separates Mike from most coaches, is his incredible attention to detail as well as always challenging the norms of what is traditionally taught in basketball. His systematic approach to teaching skills in mind blowing and this is an episode you absolutely wont want to miss!
Construction! Building and Expanding a Dental Practice with Mike Mackay of Ripple Projects
Practice Accelerator Podcast
During this episode of the Practice Accelerator Podcast, we speak with Mike Mackay, principal and partner in Ripple Projects. Mike Mackay discusses what is involved in building a practice, factors that impact the cost of your construction budget, and the key team members that are needed to build your dental office. Episode Highlights: What is the background of Ripple Projects? What are his thoughts on dentists going for a free-standing building versus being located in a plaza? How do you choose a contractor when you are building? What is the difference between a general contractor versus a project manager? What is a dentist actually paying for with project managers? What other team members are needed for construction projects? What are the factors that impact cost? Mike Mackay discusses the timing of a project. You ideally want construction happening during your free-rent period. Ripple Projects has been able to build out dental practices lately in 8-10 weeks in the construction phase.Have your team in place early on. Mike talks about what construction contracts typically look like. Give the bad news first because bad news requires action. Good news does not. How does a dentist pay for the creation of their practice? What advice does Mike Mackay have for those building during COVID-19? Let the professionals do their job. 3 Key Points:General contractors may self-perform a lot of their own work with their own class. Project managers mostly coordinate the project and put teams together for the required work. You are going to need a mechanical engineer, electrical engineer, and a design done that meets code. The drivers that effect consultant cost: architecture fees, engineering fees, builder, project manager, general contractors, square footage, and the existing building condition. Tweetable Quotes: “We are a small boutique firm that specializes in commercial and residential work. Our passion is driven by design and is influenced by a lot of great architecture throughout the world, and a lot of the work we do, whether it is on the commercial side or the residential side is driven by space and use of space.” -Mike Mackay“The name (Ripple) starts with an idea and then ripples out from there, and I think that is like anything. That is how things start and they move, and things are fluid.” -Mike Mackay“A free-standing building may give you more exposure for marketing purposes and it may have more presence to the public. You’re typically going to have more overhead costs involved.” -Mike Mackay“Getting a critical path early on, right from the beginning of your project is key, from zoning, planning, design, and having all the consultants planning timeframes that they have to work to.” -Mike MackayResources Mentioned: Ripple ProjectsRipple Projects LinkedinRipple Projects FacebookRipple Projects Instagram
Problem Solving, Being a Mechanic, and Circles of Knowledge with Canada Basketball's Mike Mackay
Real Learning with Real People
Canada Basketball has been at the forefront of training and developing high level athletes and coaches for years. Mike Mackay has been an integral part of that. Mike has spent coaching multiple sports, including track and football, but basketball is where his heart lies. Mike has found a home developing curriculum and training some of the best of the best in coaching and playing the game of basketball. He is respected worldwide for his unique ideas that engage athletes and coaches in a totally different capacity. There's a lot to be learned from someone who has been to almost every continent on earth, and Mike has done that while delivering coaching and leadership content that has made a serious impact. You can follow Mike @MackaymjMichael on Twitter as he posts regularly and shares really valuable content openly, which is one of the things about him I think is so cool.