Mark serves as AvalonBay’s Senior Vice President of Development, with responsibility for all of the Company’s development activity in Southern California. Before assuming his current position in November 2014, he was Vice President of Development for Southern California. Mark joined the Company in July of 2012.
Prior to AvalonBay, Mark spent 12 years at The Irvine Company, where he managed the development of over 13,000 apartment homes, including some of the largest and most capital-intensive projects ever undertaken by the company.
Prior to The Irvine Company, Mark spent time with The Macklowe Organization in New York, where his responsibilities included acquisition, finance, and development of the company’s multifamily, office and retail investments in Manhattan. He held an earlier position with Landauer Associates in New York, where his assignments included the underwriting of several REIT IPO’s. He started his career as a structural engineer, designing structural systems for large-scale projects, including Denver International Airport.
Mark holds a Master of Science degree in Real Estate from New York University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Engineering from Kansas State University. He is an active member of the Urban Land Institute and the California Building Industry Association, and serves on the board of Home Aid San Diego.