Location: San Francisco
Mark Carlson leads the acquisition team for the Western half of the United States. Mr. Carlson has 34 years of experience in real estate acquisition, disposition, leasing and management involving all major property types. Prior to joining Stockbridge, he served as a Partner and Managing Director of RREEF, where he managed the firm’s San Francisco-based acquisitions group and was a member of its North America Investment Committee. Beginning in 2003, Mr. Carlson assumed direct responsibility for the acquisition of RREEF’s office, industrial and retail investments in Southern California, and closed over $3 billion in transactions during the succeeding four years. Mr. Carlson joined RREEF in 1994 in the Property Management Department. From 1996 to 2000, he oversaw the Dispositions Department, which closed over 400 transactions with a total cost of $6 billion. From 2000 through 2002, he was part of the Portfolio Management Department, responsible for developing and implementing investment strategies for specific clients. Previously, Mr. Carlson served as a principal of Equity Resource Group, a company that he formed in 1988 which developed investment partnerships for the purchase and management of commercial and residential properties. Mr. Carlson received a degree in Business Administration with a real estate emphasis from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a certified Commercial Investment Manager (CCIM) and a member of both the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI). In 1987 and 1988, he represented the United States playing rugby for the U.S. National Team.