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McMaster Innovation Park Podcast

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"When you look at life sciences today, it’s a game that’s won and lost on talent,” says Ty J. Shattuck, CEO of McMaster Innovation Park (MIP), Canada’s Premiere Research Park. Located in Hamilton, Ontario, MIP currently has 700,000 square feet of space under management and is set to expand to a staggering 3.2 million square feet.

Matthew Johnson, Senior Vice President with Colliers in Toronto and lead of Colliers Canada’s Life Sciences Practice Group, and Richard Shouldice, Senior Sales Representative with Colliers in Toronto, speak with Ty about the life sciences sector – its current state, growth trajectory and game-changing future.

They discuss:

  • Canada’s challenge with transitioning its innovative research into commercial reality, and thus, McMaster Innovation Park’s mission and vision of helping companies grow by facilitating collaboration between academia and industry
  • How MIP helps address the gap in the life sciences space continuum
  • The role of attracting, securing and developing talent in the growth of life sciences
  • How COVID-19 has brought to the forefront MIP’s goals and value proposition, and the industry as a whole
  • Fostering the growth of life sciences on Canadian soil and the advantages of setting up operations in Canada
  • MIP’s role in developing Ontario’s life sciences corridor and how a collaborative mindset can make Canada a global life sciences player
  • Opportunities for landlords within the sector
  • What’s next for MIP and life sciences

And more.

Tune in and learn about an industry that while, according to Ty, is “not for the faint of heart,” is literally saving lives.

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Matthew Johnson

Senior Vice President I Sales Representative

Toronto Downtown

​Throughout my career, I have been passionate about the development of real estate strategies and helping significant organizations optimize their facilities.  Each entity that we advise is unique, and our strategies are tailored to meet the business and operational requirements of each individual client.  We understand our clients have unique facility and property needs, and we have developed extensive technical knowledge as a result. 

Working with many organizations in the med-tech and life sciences field, as well as prominent charitable and insitutional organizations with sensitive populations  - we prioritize understanding the busines and operational needs of our clients and the needs of their clients.  We understand that the people whom drive the success and productivity of our client organizations are their most important assets.  Our strategies are built to ensure that our clients' people thrive and enjoy their work environments.

I have had the privilege to work with talented people at leading organizations in various sectors including:  Think Research ,Synaptive Medical, eSight, Perimeter Medical Imaging, Ronald McDonald House, Plan International Canada, Unifor, Toronto Lands Corporation, Toronto Catholic District School Board, Durham Catholic District School Board, Durham District School Board, Toronto United Church Council, and many others.  My team's diverse experience with occupiers in both the private and public sector provides me with a broad perspective built upon an extensive foundation of real estate knowledge, allowing me to deliver the highest level of service to my clients. 

To learn more about our team's specialized service offering, and technical knowledge, please contact me at (416) 643.3754, or feel free to email me any time at [email protected].


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Richard Shouldice

Senior Sales Representative

Toronto Downtown

Richard specializes in office leasing, with a primary focus on tenant representation. He prides himself on his honest and professional approach to doing business, as well as his superior knowledge of both the downtown and midtown markets in Toronto. His understanding of current market trends allows him to advise his clients on how to position their business with regard to their real estate requirements. Richard always acts in the best interest of his clients and is dedicated to providing value and achieving success in assisting them with either their renewal or relocation of their office space.

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