Mark is a Managing Member of Open Realty Advisors and founded the firm in 1987. Mark leads Open Realty’s principal investment endeavors, hotel development and new business generation. He was a founding venture investor of Restoration Hardware and a founding partner of Retail and Restaurant Growth Capital, an SBIC lending fund focused on growing retail and restaurant ventures. Mark has served on many corporate and philanthropic boards including The Dallas Stars Ownership Advisory Group, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Temple Emanu-El, Time For Dallas, Retail and Restaurant Growth Capital, Beauty First, The Walking Company and Le Gourmet Chef.
Mark received a Bachelor of Political Science degree from Southern Methodist University.