Founded in 1976, Strand’s story is one underpinned by consistent achievement in development and real estate investment. To date, Strand has delivered a portfolio valued at more than $10.2 billion, representing more than 23,000 homes of every type. Over the course of four decades, and hundreds of communities, Strand has developed an intuitive understanding of long term market dynamics and local trends, thereby allowing the company to outperform competition.
From the earliest beginnings of Strand’s history, our people have collaborated with some of the best development minds in the business. As a result, Strand wields deep relationships in virtually every real estate discipline and has an unparalleled reputation for the successful delivery of projects that consistently exceed expectation while honoring the commitments it makes to all stakeholders.
Deeply invested locally, Strand is developing more than $1 billion in rental and market projects in Metro Vancouver alone. Here, as in all markets, Strand brings a global sensibility to everything the company does, with a commitment to current and timeless design and the best in city-building; all to build projects with fastidiously designed details that ensure the functionality of every home while preserving an understated elegance – ultimately creating more inspiring life experiences.
Mike Mackay is the President of Strand and is responsible for overseeing all acquisition and development activities in Vancouver – the city he, his wife, and their two young children call home. Mike started his career at Onni Group working his way up to Senior Development Manager, where he was responsible for managing the development of a portfolio of sites comprising close to 3,000,000 square feet before leaving to manage the development, lending, and capital operations for Dayhu Capital. In 2014, Mike returned to the family business re-establishing Strand’s development arm. Mike is disciplined and passionate in leading the company into a new chapter in Vancouver and across North America.
Mike believes that for unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required. He and his family are directly involved with and support many local charities and community organizations, namely: St. Paul’s Foundation, BC Centre for Substance Use, Arts Umbrella, Youth Education Farms, Mission Possible, Music Heals, Little Mountain Neighbourhood House Society, Union Gospel Mission, Face of Today and Face the World Foundation.
John D.L. Mackay is the founding principal of Strand and the current Chief Executive Officer of Strand Properties Corporation. Having launched the company in 1976, John proudly looks back on more than $10 billion of developed assets in a diversified portfolio of residential, commercial, and office across North America. John has been, and continues to be, very active in the community, with support for United Way of Vancouver, BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, Street to Home, St. James Community Services Society, Alpha International, Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation, and the Clinton Foundation. John was educated at UBC with a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws degree.
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