The Excitant and The Igniter – aka The 2 Dudes E11
Kyle McIntosh of the Mac6 co-working space in Tempe faced a major problem. Tenants of the building began to fear for their safety and were moving out due to a growing homeless population in the area. Kyle & community leader Darren Chapman put their heads together to come up with a proactive solution that not only alleviated the problem but also benefited the the displaced individuals taking up residence.
Carla explores the idea of “Conscious Capitalism” in this episode of Smashing Through Walls with her guests Kyle and Darren (aka Dude 1 & Dude 2). Together, the three take listeners on a journey of positive impact & change through relationships. They discuss how commercial real estate can institute concepts that push the community in a positive direction.
The Tiger Mountain Foundation, led by Darren Chapman installs community gardens with native, food producing plants in spaces that you might not expect to find them and uses these gardens to create a sense of community pride and lift up people in need.
What if you could smash down some walls and create an effective solution of social entrepreneurism? Join Carla and her guests Kyle & Darren to find out exactly what that means, how they did it, and and the major positive impact it is having on their community!
TigerMountain Foundation converts space into edible landscaping, workforce development and lifestyle transition and transformation opportunities.
Darren Chapman is a community pro-activist who has committed his life to helping people. He is Founder and CEO of TigerMountain Foundation (a.k.a. TMF), which has implemented Empowerment Initiatives to uplift communities and eliminate blight.
TMF’s initiatives are community garden / landscaping development, audio, visual and performance art, community service and volunteerism. The gardens promote healthy living and active lifestyles by feeding, engaging and enfranchising the community.
MAC6 Builds Better Communities Where People and Businesses Thrive. They do that through programs and spaces for growing businesses. The three things that make MAC6 completely unique from anything else you’ll find are Growth, Flexibility, and Community.
1) Growth: From the perspective of, you will be in a Place filled with other growing and focused companies, surrounded by programs and resources to take you to the next level.
2) Flexibility: From the perspective of, The most flexible work spaces in Arizona, getting you laser focused on what you love to do and building your business with the freedom to not need to know what it may look like tomorrow let alone in three years.
3) Community: From the perspective of, growing your team and your business in a high performing and healthy environment, while being connected with the MAC6 Community of over 100 businesses.
Located in Tempe, 10 minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, and 15 minutes from Arizona State University, the MAC6 Entrepreneurial campus offers 150,000 square feet of space including traditional and non-traditional private office suites, a variety of coworking office space solutions, and a unique light co-manufacturing space; all in service to growth-oriented entrepreneurs, startups, and mid-market.
With a background in marketing, in various for profit and not for profit companies, Kyle McIntosh wondered, “How can I pair the passion and commitment to community progress of a non-profit with the sustainability and reach of a for profit company?”
From this question and perspective a mission evolved to tear down the false distinction between the two sectors and to promote companies with Conscious Capitalism® business models through MAC6.
Kyle is the President and Creative Excitant of MAC6. MAC6 Builds Better Communities where People and Businesses Thrive, in commercial office buildings, co-working spaces, and co-manufacturing space. Additionally, he sits on the board of Conscious Capitalism Arizona, telling the stories of good businesses in Arizona.
Kyle loves Arizona and wants to see us all collectively find great success based on the awesome things that are happening here every day.
About the Show
Smashing Through Walls is geared toward a guide through complex commercial real estate and finance topics while adding humor and anecdotes along the way. Discover what is going on in the valley and beyond with host Carla Magee, broker at MHG Commercial.
About Our Host
Carla Magee’s background is designed with the investor in mind. After obtaining her finance degree from the University of Washington in Seattle, she worked for large corporations like Boeing and Microsoft. With a critical eye and flair for analytics, she was able to shave millions in lost profits, managing cross-functional teams by utilizing her Green Belt in Six Sigma and Masters Certification in Project Management.
Ultimately she realized that she couldn’t be contained in an office environment working for the corporate world. Being an investor herself, she came into real estate as an investment & multifamily property specialist, effectively applying her education & skillset. Carla excels in helping investors make sound decisions for their financial goals, in real estate negotiations, and takes deep pride in educating homebuyers and sellers.
On a personal note, Carla is a busy wife & mother to two daughters. In addition to an ever growing career and podcast, she also enjoys volunteering and being active in the community. She has a deep love for Arizona and although she travels whenever possible, she always finds her way back to the beautiful Sonoran Desert.
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