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Mark Epstein - Principle
Mark Epstein has a clairvoyant view of the future for this company in domestic and global marketplaces.  He has specialized in real estate investment for some 28 years and has brokered and or asset managed over 2,570 residential income units and over 800,000 square feet of commercial space, exceeding $183 million in value.
  
Mark decided to marry his two life long passions of Real Estate and Business Consulting by establishing Mark Epstein and Associates (“MEA”).  He assembled a seasoned Team to conduct real estate investment, asset management activities, and to consult third party businesses on an array of issues from business plans, marketing, budgeting and human resources. 

MEA’s Executive Team has extensive real estate experience gained over a wide geographic area and multiple business cycles.  The team shares a diverse range of expertise, a commitment to the success of every project undertaken and a keen interest in creating strong relationships with clients and partners

Prior to establishing Mark Epstein & Associates and Whitehall Asset Management (www.WhitehallAM.com), Mr. Epstein co-founded the real estate investment and asset management company, Orchid Asset Advisors Limited (“OAAL”).   OAAL was a joint venture with Cargill Financial Services Corporation, one of the world's oldest and largest privately held companies employing 80,000 personnel in over 150 countries with annual revenues of approximately $60 billion.  Mr. Epstein was Chairman of Orchid Fund Six, a property fund regulated by the Security and Exchange Commission of Thailand and member of the Investment Committees of Orchid Fund Four, Five and Seven. 

During his 4 years as a partner of OAAL, Mr. Epstein coordinated the acquisitions of over $55 million in opportunistic real estate investments.  He sourced and structured the transactions, coordinated the due diligence teams and the underwriting process and closed all acquisitions.  He organized and implemented the various properties’ renovation programs, asset management from acquisition through stabilization and distribution of sales proceeds to the partners upon disposition.  Additionally he managed the strategic alliance with Cargill, the capital partner.

Prior to founding OAAL, Mr. Epstein was Managing Director of Colliers Jardine Thailand, Ltd. and managed the Thailand office of this international real estate brokerage and services organization.  Mr. Epstein was responsible for managing all brokerage, research, development consulting, asset management, and appraisal services departments. 

In the 1980’s, Mr. Epstein was the Vice President of Marketing for Property Dynamics, Inc., apartment building syndication, renovation and management company in Southern California.  He conducted both sales and acquisitions of apartment and office buildings and he worked closely with the company’s property management division as a liaison for the company’s third party co-investors.

Mr. Epstein was raised as a bi-lingual youth and has lived and worked in 5 different countries, affording him a global view of business.  His extensive background in real estate and business planning gives him competitive drive, discipline and expertise in achieving success.  His integrity in real estate brokerage, corporate management and project management are the cornerstones of MEA.  The collective business acumen and “can do” culture, coupled with a long term business view and hands-on customer relations, make Mark Epstein and Associates unique in today’s marketplace.


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