Investor Spotlight: MJR Development

We recently had the chance to learn more about Thurston EDC Investor, MJR Development when we spoke with partner, Mike McClure. Here’s some of our conversation. Enjoy!

Thurston EDC: How long have you been in business?
Mike: MJR has been in business since 1991.

Thurston EDC: What is your product and who is your customer?
Mike: We develop commercial real estate, including office, retail, and mixed-use buildings. Our customers include both small and large businesses that need a place to conduct their operations.

Thurston EDC: What inspired you – or the founders – to start your business?
Mike: We wanted to turn real estate dreams into reality. We develop buildings that people are proud of and that are sought after in the community.

Mike McClure, Partner

Thurston EDC: What inspires your work and sets you apart from the competition?
Mike: Creative design, cost-effective construction, and great customer service

Thurston EDC: What has been your biggest success to date?
Mike: The Hub at Lacey

Thurston EDC: What has been your biggest challenge to date?
Mike: A project called Woodinville Village

Thurston EDC: What does your typical workday look like?
Mike: Check email, make phone calls, and go visit projects, partners, prospects, and tenants

Thurston EDC: What is your best advice for someone who is an aspiring entrepreneur?
Mike: Pick something you are passionate about and be the best at it.

Thurston EDC: Do you have a business or personal mantra or quote you’d like to share?
Mike: Work Hard, Play Hard, Have Fun!

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