Since joining the firm in 1986, Mark has been instrumental in driving the growth of the firm in California. Mark’s commitment to Studley (now Savills) was recognized and rewarded when he was appointed to the firm’s national board of directors in 2003. Mark is also now a member of the US Management Committee and the firm’s Law Firm Practice Group. Mark’s team includes Josh Gorin, Andy Lustgarten, Jordan Gaffney, Michael Wernick, Anthony Kendryna, Shannon Woodcock and Laura Whelan.
As vice chairman and Western Region lead, Mark is responsible for setting the strategic goals for the firm’s seven West Coast offices (six in California and one in Washington). In addition to his strategic leadership role, Mark has an accomplished track record of executing a diverse array of transactions from mid- to large-scale initiatives. His hands-on approach has given him a unique understanding of the common pitfalls in commercial real estate and the best solutions to address them. Mark is often recognized in publications such as the Los Angeles Times and the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of the top tenant reps in California.
In his role as a senior strategist, Mark applies an aggressive negotiating style that achieves results for his clients. He is an active participant in the entire real estate process and as the lead executive, coordinates the overall strategy based on the individual needs of his clients. Depending on each client’s needs, Mark assembles and leads the core delivery team comprised of Savills professionals with each team member selected based on their skill set and level of expertise. Mark has recently served in this capacity in the negotiation of headquarters lease transactions (global or regional) for Comcast, Westfield Corporation, Panavision, ICM Partners, Rubin Postaer and Associates (RPA), Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP), The City of Los Angeles, Time Inc., Canyon Partners, the State Bar of California, and law firms Wilmer Hale, Wilson Elser, Gordon & Rees, and Best Best & Krieger.
California State University at Northridge, Bachelor of Science, Finance and Real Estate
- University of Southern California, MBA
- The City of Los Angeles
- Inland Empire Health Plan
- Loyola Marymount University
- Rubin Postaer and Associates (RPA)
- Financial Services
- Technology, Advertising, Media & Information (TAMI)