Mark’s professional strength and breadth of experience is in the development of residential communities throughout the real estate marketplace. He has a vast understanding for the needs of the client and true knowledge of the steps necessary for creating a service-oriented lifestyle.
After beginning his career at a national accounting firm, Mark has spent the past 30+ years as a senior executive in the real estate industry. He has a long and successful history across multiple classes of real estate – including development, sales and marketing, and private club operations. In each of these areas, Mark has helped create exceptional returns for his partners throughout the various phases of the real estate investment cycle.
Utilizing his wealth of experience in the development of residential communities throughout the real estate marketplace, Mark joined Terra Verde Group, LLC a privately-held real estate investment company, as partner in 2011. Mark’s strong relationships with institutional capital partners, as well as his experience in creating successful lifestyle communities, was instrumental in delivering outstanding risk-adjusted rates-of-return for the company’s institutional capital partners.
In 2002, Mark co-founded Traditions Management, LLC, a high-end residential sales and marketing company. At Traditions, Mark led the company to sell in excess of $1.5 billion worth of lots and built product while working with some of the leading development teams across the United States, the Caribbean and Mexico. Mark was actively involved in all phases of the development process for projects ranging from the developing high-end condominiums for a publicly held REIT to the envisioning of entire communities from undeveloped land. While leading Traditions, he partnered or worked closely with industry leaders such as DMB, Morgan Stanley, Crescent and Kerzner International. Throughout his career, Mark has developed strategic relationships and been a partner or key member of numerous development teams and has worked closely with industry leaders across multiple areas related to community development, including the hotel and golf industries.
Prior to co-founding Traditions, Mark was President of IMI Resort Sales. During his three years at IMI, Mark was a key executive helping lead in the selling of over $1 billion in various types of real estate product. Prior to IMI, Mark led in the development of The Chattooga Club, a high-end second home community with a world-class lodge in Cashiers, NC. Mark has always been active in the communities in which he has lived having served on multiple committees and boards. He is also a member of the Urban Land Institute.