Mark manages projects that advance transformative visions, revitalize neighborhoods, implement public-private strategies, and improve how people connect to economic opportunity and mobility.
Working across the firm’s practices, Mark works with public, private, civic, and non-profit clients to advance equitable economic development. Recently, he has been working on behalf of Dallas College to develop a real estate strategy informing how the community college system should deploy a $500 million voter-approved bond towards a Downtown Education and Innovation Hub, meant to improve how its students connect to opportunities in regional growth industries across Dallas-Fort Worth. In Tulsa, he provided analysis and strategic guidance to the City of Tulsa on how to realign its economic and community development services across seven authorities, departments, and commissions. These efforts led to the launch of a new entity, the Tulsa Authority for Economic Opportunity, and the release of its inaugural strategic plan dedicated to achieving racial equity and shared prosperity for Tulsans.
Mark is also one of the firm leaders in sports and entertainment district development, working with professional sports teams, developers, public agencies, and non-profits to advance visioning, planning, and implementation for generative projects.
Based in Chicago, Mark holds a Master of Public Policy degree from Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy and a Bachelor of Arts in History and Law, Letters, and Society from the University of Chicago.