Mark joined the team at Westside in 2018. Mark has utilized his expertise in both real estate development and construction and public and private finance to successfully execute projects throughout the Denver metro area. His ability to build strong relationships with local communities to find collaborative solutions has been critical to the success of projects like the redevelopment of the historic 70-acre Loretto Heights campus. This project, which Mark led on, was envisioned through a community-driven area planning process. The resulting vision celebrates the incredible past and focuses limelight on the next great chapter for Loretto Heights. This development provides significant community benefits such as open space and affordable housing while preserving the site’s historic nature as a place within Southwest Denver.
As part of his work on Loretto Heights, Mark often presented at local RNO meetings and the Denver School of Science and Technology and encouraged all community members to share their vision for the future of the project. He also volunteers for Food for Thought which provides weekend food for kids in the Loretto Heights area. In addition to his work at Westside Investment, Mark acts as a dedicated mentor for the NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Association and for students at the University of Colorado.
Mark has previously worked for McWhinney Real Estate Company as a Senior Vice President, Corporex Colorado, LLC as Managing Director, and Silverman Development as Senior Vice President, where he cultivated his real estate development skills in financing, deal-making, and negotiating contracts. In Mark’s nearly 30-year career, his ground-up development experience totals more than $500 million. A few of his notable projects include the $200 million Dairy Block in Denver, the ART Hotel in Downtown Denver which was just ranked one of the top 25 hotels in the world, and the Hyatt Hotel and Conference Center at Fitzsimons Village in Aurora.
Mark graduated Cum Laude from Michigan Technological University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He received his master’s degree from Kettering University. Mark resides in Douglas County with his wife, Monica, and four daughters and they enjoy doing anything outdoors. Mark’s hobbies include competing in triathlons, hockey, and baseball.
You can reach Mark by email at Markw@westsideinv.com