Over 60 years of real estate experience

Mr. Kelly MacKay

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President and Managing Principal


Kelly has been involved in real estate in various segments and roles since 1982 when he began as a licensed commercial realtor with a major commercial real estate firm in Calgary. He was then recruited by a western Canadian real estate development company where for the next ten years he was responsible for an extensive Alberta and Saskatchewan real estate portfolio including office buildings, warehouse buildings and shopping centers.  In this position  he gained considerable knowledge not only in the sale, leasing and management of properties but in all areas of construction. He has leveraged this knowledge and experience into residential real estate acquisition and development and over the last sixteen years has owned, redeveloped and built numerous properties in Calgary and Arizona. Over the past few years his focus has been on the assembly of inner city properties to accommodate multi family developments.  

Fascinated with new ideas, Kelly took a sabbatical from real estate during the formative years of the internet to pursue an education in Information Technology. After graduating  from SAIT  he acquired  a small computer networking company and capitalizing on the emergence of the internet grew it into a 35 employee firm providing specialized installation services to  broadband companies in Canada and the US. 

Throughout his career whether it was dealing with commercial tenants, International I.T. companies or home owners, he has never lost focus of the importance of the customer's needs and puts that principle ahead of anything else. Kelly's mandate is to continue growing Bridgeland Developments Inc. by focusing on well located inner city development sites. He feels his extremely methodical and disciplined formula combined with his customer first philosophy  will continue delivering successful, high quality developments.  


Mr. Jim Smith

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Vice President and Managing Principal


Jim has a long history in residential housing which began in the supplier sector. He has achieved years of direct experience in the industry. Jim spent 18 years with one of Calgary’s largest Home Builders and has held the positions of Manager of Business Development, Manager of Operations, Vice-President of Operations and was appointed Senior Vice-President of Operations in 2004. In this position his key role was leadership in all Field Operations, Service and Warranty as well as Purchasing and Estimating. Jim was instrumental in leading advancements in productivity, customer service relations, innovation and best practices in the fields of construction and service. His relationship building skill with the trades and suppliers has resulted in superior workforce development. Jim also spent several years as a partner/owner of his own home building company. In the Not-for-profit world Jim has served on the Board of Directors of the Calgary Home Builders Foundation since 2002 and is also a past president of the Foundation. Jim is also a former Board of Director for The Alberta New Home Warranty Program. Jim spent 10 years working with Habitat for Humanity as a fundraiser and builder. In 2011 Jim served as a committee member of the Government of Alberta “Finance and Enterprise” Competitive Analysis for Advanced Building Systems. Jim also sits on the Implementation Committee of the BIM Center of Excellence. Jim Graduated from Seneca College, Toronto Ont. in 1980 with a Business and Management Diploma.