Dr. Mark Mckenna grew up watching his father run a successful medical practice and wanted to the same things: Help people and make a good living for his family for doing it. He entered the medical program at Tulane University and intended to follow in his fathers footsteps.
— Dr. Mark McKenna (@drmarkmckenna) October 15, 2017
But he soon saw that things in the medical profession had changes since he was a kid. It was a lot harder to find work and support your family in medicine these days. He began to see that he needed a second avenue for making money. He began to make small investments in real estate through his company Mckenna Venture Investments, and found real estate to be a challenging and rewarding world.
Dr. Mark Mckenna still finished school and got his medical degree, working at his fathers practice. After five years he decided that medicine wasn’t for him and he left to become a real estate investor full time. He did quite well for himself, gaining millions of dollars of value to his portfolio.
But then came Hurricane Katrina. Dr. Mark Mckenna saw his real estate investments go underwater- first literally, and then quite quickly in value as well. Rather than flee the city of New Orleans, where his portfolio was built, he stuck around and lent his time and funding to helping rebuild NOLA.
Dr. Mark Mckenna saw the real estate crash coming and divested himself from it. When he saw people whose incomes clearly did not qualify them for the houses they were being approved to buy he new something was off. He took a look around at the real estate world and saw the crash coming, so he decided not to stick around for it. He has since gone into medical investing, helping the ShareMed clinic grow and eventually get sold to Life Time Fitness, Inc.
Since ShareMed Mckenna has invested in OVME, a home-order Botox ordering app for cellphones. The app allows customers quick, easy access to Botox treatments. This new venture fills a space in the aesthetic medicine market and streamlines the Botox ordering process for patients.