Mark is a leader of Retail Occupier Services, a specialty practice within Newmark. Retail Occupier Services partners with retailers by supporting or entirely outsourcing the critical functions of a retail real estate department and is responsible for integrating these functions for the retailer. Retail Occupier Service teams are led by former retailers all driven to act as an extension of the client’s real estate department. Among other services provided to retailers, Retail Occupier Services:
- manages retail portfolios ranging from several hundred to several thousand locations,
- opens more than 1,000,000 square feet of new retail stores annually,
- administers thousands of leases, including full rent/ bill pay, and CAM audits,
- executes more than one thousand lease renewals/restructures annually,
- delivers store relocation and disposition services,
- coordinates more than $30mm in project management annually,
- coordinates and implements integrated database, workflow management, lease administration, and GIS IT solutions
Mark is an entrepreneur and senior retail executive with over 30 years of retail real estate and national corporate management experience. As an employee, consultant and entrepreneurial owner, Mark has built and managed some of the largest retail initiatives of the last three decades.
Mark’s early career started as real estate manager for large retailers such as McDonald’s, Jack in the Box, and Blockbuster Video. In the mid-1990’s, Mark rose to the role of Senior Vice President of Development for Hollywood Video. Mark’s department was responsible for opening as many as 350+ stores per year and maintaining the chain’s 3,000 stores and leases.
In 2000, Mark was one of the founding partners of The Standard Group, a consultancy which provided the critical functions of a retail real estate department to retailers on an outsourced basis: strategic planning, transaction management, project management, lease administration and facilities maintenance. The Standard Group managed the development of several thousand new stores nationally for clients such as T-Mobile, Buffalo Wild Wings, Texas Roadhouse, Smart & Final, Bright Now Dental, Starbucks, Jamba Juice and others. Mark and his partners sold The Standard Group to Jones Lang LaSalle in 2008. Mark joined Newmark in 2011 in anticipation of building a premier retail consultancy group.
Areas of Specialty
- Strategic Planning
- Systems Integration
- Process Management
- Transaction/Asset Management
- Project Management
- Lease Administration
- Facilities Maintenance
Oregon State University: Bachelor of Science Degree, Business Administration and Finance, 1984.