Our dedication to creating beautiful homes and communities starts with the passion of our team.

Meet our Team

Chief Operating Officer

John Macdonald

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Chief Operating Officer

John Macdonald

Mr. Macdonald serves as the corporate Vice President of Macdonald Development Corporation and the Chief Operating Officer for Macdonald Communities. Mr. Macdonald, the eldest son of President and founder Robert Macdonald, has worked in the Macdonald group of companies since the beginning of his career and has worked as an executive in the development head office since 2010. Mr. Macdonald has worked on projects in Phoenix, Vancouver, Kelowna, and Calgary, and is responsible for overall operations of the Canadian development business along the Group’s global cash management. Mr. Macdonald holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of British Columbia.

Chief Development Officer

Donal O'Callaghan

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Chief Development Officer

Donal O'Callaghan

Mr. O’Callaghan is the Chief Development Officer for Macdonald Communities and has responsibility over design and marketing related projects in the company’s various developments, and is the direct project manager for the final phase of Britannia Beach. Since joining the company in 2010, he has been actively working on Lakestone and the Villas at Watermark. Previously, he has held the positions of Vice President of Design at one of the largest recreational real estate development companies in North America as well as Vice President of Development at one of British Columbia’s largest home builders. Mr. O’Callaghan holds a Bachelor of Arts and a graduate degree in Architecture from the University of British Columbia. He is a registered member of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia.

Vice President, Finance & Accounting

Maria Wong

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Vice President, Finance & Accounting

Maria Wong

Since 1988, Ms. Wong has been the Vice President, Finance at Macdonald Development Corporation. She has overall responsibility for treasury, financial control, tax, and accounting for Macdonald Development Corporation as well as its related companies and projects. Previously, Ms. Wong was a manager in Canada's largest firm of chartered accountants where she was involved extensively in servicing clients in the real estate field. Ms. Wong holds a Bachelor of Arts in Commerce and Economics from Simon Fraser University and is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Vice President, Development – Calgary, Alberta

Matthew Jones

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Vice President, Development – Calgary, Alberta

Matthew Jones

Mr. Jones is a Vice President of Development for Macdonald Communities and is responsible for the development operations, and sales and marketing activities in the Calgary region, including the national award-winning Watermark at Bearspaw community. Since joining the company in 2006, he has been involved with both single-family and multi-family projects and has been instrumental in overseeing and growing the Calgary operations. Mr. Jones holds an MBA from Queen's University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Criminology from the University of Florida.

Vice President, Development – Okanagan, BC

Don Erdely

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Vice President, Development – Okanagan, BC

Don Erdely

Mr. Erdely is a Vice President of Development for Macdonald Communities and is responsible for municipal planning & approvals, land development operations, infrastructure design and installation & sales and marketing activities in the British Columbia Okanagan region. Since joining the Macdonald Development team in 2004, Mr. Erdely has completed “The Lakes” development in Lake Country, BC, one of the Okanagan’s most successful residential communities. Mr. Erdely is currently directing the operations of the award-winning Lakestone project, also in Lake Country, BC, an unparalleled waterfront master planned community, which will be home to over 1350 families. Prior to joining the Macdonald Group, Mr. Erdely had a long history of success in British Columbia including being an award winning builder of over 1000 single family and multi-family homes and manager of numerous land development projects.

Vice President – Atlanta, Georgia

Timothy Wallace

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Vice President – Atlanta, Georgia

Timothy Wallace

Mr. Wallace is principally responsible for the sourcing of acquisitions in the Southeastern United States and the ongoing management of the company's eastern U.S. property portfolio. Mr. Wallace has been associated with the company since 1987, and holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Waterloo and an honours degree in law from the University of Leicester, England.

Development Partner – Washington state

Robert Hubbard

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Development Partner – Washington state

Robert Hubbard

Mr. Hubbard has worked in partnership with Macdonald Development since 1988, and has successfully completed many projects with the company, including projects in Seattle, Sacramento, and Vancouver, BC.

He is the president and director of Comcore Properties, Inc. (based in Issaquah, Washington) and has more than 30 years of experience in real estate development. Mr. Hubbard has worked with some of the most established professionals in the industry on projects in Vancouver, Atlanta and throughout Washington State.

Development Partner – Phoenix, Arizona

Bill Borders

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Development Partner – Phoenix, Arizona

Bill Borders

Bill Borders has worked in partnership with Macdonald Development USA since 2009 on various projects in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe, AZ. He is the president of ARC Construction & Development, LLC in Phoenix, AZ and has more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry. Mr. Borders has a bachelor’s degree in business management from Indiana Wesleyan University and his strong dedication to community service has led him to be a member of many local philanthropic groups including, The School Board for the Catholic Diocese, The Executive Council Charities, and The Thunderbirds.

Vice President – Phoenix, Arizona

Dana Volrich

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Vice President – Phoenix, Arizona

Dana Volrich

Ms. Volrich serves as a Division Vice President for Macdonald Development USA. For 10 years she worked on various Macdonald projects as a consultant and in 2011 she came in-house as VP Sales and Marketing. In her current role with the company Ms. Volrich is responsible for sourcing new development opportunities and overseeing related sales and marketing efforts in Phoenix, Arizona. Prior to joining the company, Ms. Volrich served as Vice President of Business Development for a large international real estate brokerage firm. She has also worked in various marketing and sales capacities with one of the largest recreational real estate marketing companies in North America and one of the most significant master-planned community developers in Canada.

Development Manager

Bill Baker

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Development Manager

Bill Baker

Mr. Baker is a Development Manager for Macdonald Communities, responsible for overseeing numerous projects and is intimately involved in the final phase of Macdonald's Britannia Beach development. He also managed various components in the redevelopment and branding of the St. Regis Hotel. Mr. Baker spent 17 years in risk and hospitality management prior to joining the Macdonald Group in 2004. He is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, with a degree in Human Kinetics with a Commerce concentration.

Development Manager

Ken Till

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Development Manager

Ken Till

Mr. Till is a Professional Engineer who fills several roles within Macdonald Communities. He is a Development Manager responsible for the Cochrane Lake property which will result in 785 lots on the shores of Cochrane Lake. In addition, he is the Engineering Manager responsible for the Blazer Water Utility, (owned by the Macdonald Group) and the Bearspaw Regional Wastewater Plant (operated by the Macdonald Group). Since joining the Macdonald Group in 2010, he has been involved in the first 3 phases of Watermark and was the driving force behind the design and construction of the water treatment plant and wastewater treatment system serving the development. Prior to joining Macdonald, Mr. Till spent most of his career with a major Canadian and international consulting firm where he rose to become Vice President responsible for international projects and a member of the Board of Directors.

Development Manager

Brent Kapler

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Development Manager

Brent Kapler

Mr. Kapler has been working with the Macdonald group for over 25 years. He is a contract Development Manager overseeing all construction related activities and development approvals for various development projects throughout BC and Alberta, including the residential and commercial development at Britannia Beach, BC. Prior to joining the Macdonald Group, Mr. Kapler accumulated extensive experience with a number of heavy construction and servicing companies throughout Western Canada.

Advisor

Brian Mcgavin

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Advisor

Brian Mcgavin

Starting in 1990, Mr. McGavin served as Director, Capital Markets for Macdonald Development with his primary responsibility being sourcing equity for various Macdonald projects. Today, Mr. McGavin serves as an advisor on Macdonald Communities' projects. Mr McGavin holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a law degree from the University of British Columbia. Prior to joining the company, he held senior executive positions in the Forestry, Energy Transmission, and Real Estate industries.

Project Coordinator (Lakestone, Prime)

Cindy Leung

Project Coordinator (Britannia) and Office Manager, Vancouver

Sharon Thompson

Executive Assistant

Makki Manzano

Controller

Wendy Chu

Assistant Controller

Charmaine Sall

Senior Project Accountant

Teri Hao

US Accountant

Nonnie Porter

Accounting Clerk

Carmen Ng

Accounting Clerk

Vivien Tan

Project Coordinator (Watermark) and Office Manager, Calgary

Christy Gyman

General Manager, Blazer Water and Bearspaw Regional WWTP

DaLee Erdely

Community Relations Manager, Watermark

Carla Crews

Macdonald Development Corporation has been a valued customer of our bank for over 30 years. They have always lived up to their commitments and we consider them to be one of our core developer clients. They are financially sound and professionally capable.

kelly Mcknight Vice President, The Royal Bank Of Canada