Michael J Parkyn, MRICS
Regional Director/Senior Project Manager/Lead Trainer, Leland Saylor Associates
Michael Parkyn entered the construction industry in the UK as a junior trainee at 16 years of age, engaging with construction technology training at community college before completing a university bachelors degree in quantity surveying in London. Becoming certified with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 2006, Michael has developed wide experience and expertise, including construction cost estimating, cost planning and management, budget validation/benchmarking, and value engineering, mostly in building projects. Sector experience (UK/USA) includes Education, Transit, Cultural, Commercial, Aviation, Healthcare, Entertainment, and Infrastructure, with project values ranging from $100,000 to multiple $billions. Signature projects include Salesforce Transit Center San Francisco, Apple Park Cupertino, and The Shard, London. Today, he mostly manages teams, projects, and processes for successful outcomes. In 2020 he became a certified team member of Maxwell Leadership (John C. Maxwell) bringing revolutionary personal growth that he loves to share as an inspiration and growth pathway for others.
Session: Steady the Ship: Achieving Budget Stability through Intentional Cost Planning