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.
Trevor is Strand’s Vice President of Construction and is responsible for overseeing all of Strand’s construction activities, including the successful delivery of all development projects, starting at project inception and culminating with completion.
With designations including LEED certification from the Canadian Green Building Council and his PMP (Project Management Professional); and Diploma’s in Urban Land Economics from UBC, and Technology, Architecture, and Building Engineering Technology from BCIT; Trevor is a student of construction with fastidious attention directed to ensuring that all of Strand projects are built on a solid foundation and will stand the test of time.
Trevor’s experience prior to joining Strand includes time with some of Vancouver’s most respected builders, including Axiom and Wesgroup Properties.
As a Senior Development Manager at Strand, Evan oversees the development of multiple projects throughout the lower mainland and Seattle.
Prior to joining Strand, Evan spent more than 7 years at Onni spearheading a multitude of projects, ranging from wood-frame low-rise to concrete hi-rise built forms. Having completed projects in Vancouver, Toronto, and Seattle, Evan’s experience includes the successful execution of projects in multiple jurisdictions throughout North America.
Mike Mackay, President of Strand, 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 businesses for Dayhu Capital. In 2014, Mike returned to the family business and established Strand’s development arm. Mike is disciplined and passionate in leading the company into a new chapter focused on development in Vancouver and across North America.
Fundamental to Mike’s core principles and values is a conviction 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.
As a Development Manager at Strand, Brandon manages a variety of multi-family and mixed use development projects, including a number that form part of Strand’s growing rental portfolio. Prior to joining Strand, Brandon spent 5 years gaining experience in development management, construction management, property management, and leasing across several different Vancouver real estate businesses.
He holds a Bachelors Degree in Urban Geography from the University of British Columbia and a Diploma in Architectural Building Engineering Technology and Construction Economics from the British Columbia Institute of Technology.
Riley Mari is the Vice President, Development & Acquisitions with Strand overseeing and consulting on real acquisitions, development and leasing. Riley brings a strong knowledge of mixed use development, municipal processes and project management to the team having spent 8 years with some of the province’s leading real estate development and investment firms, including Anthem Properties. His experience spans a variety of income producing asset classes including retail, residential apartments, and industrial.
He holds a Bachelor of Human Kinetics and a Diploma in Urban Land Economics from the University of British Columbia.
Cameron Thorn is Vice-President, Development with Strand and is responsible for overseeing the development team and all new development projects. Cameron’s career has roots in local government, including undertaking a Master’s Degree in Public Administration while working at the District of North Vancouver, to his roles as the Ministerial Assistant to the Minister of Community, Aboriginal and Women’s Services and to his stint as Director of Municipal Affairs for the Urban Development Institute.
Having developed an interest in residential development Cameron would spend the next dozen years in management roles with two of British Columbia’s top real estate development firms – Ledingham McAllister and Mosaic Homes – completing thousands of units of wood-frame, high rise and mixed-use developments in almost every municipality in Metro Vancouver.