Mark Lewis is a Finance Partner at TechCXO and provides interim, fractional and part-time CFO services to companies of all sizes, particularly those in commercial real estate and land development.
During his distinguished career, Mark has built extensive experience structuring complex financial transactions, as well as sourcing debt and equity capital. Mark also provides in depth financial analysis and focused strategic plans . In addition, he has developed and managed exceptional finance, accounting, tax and IT teams throughout his 35-year career.
Senior management teams, Boards and investors call on Mark to engage in strategic planning and implementation, including financial and valuation analysis. He is also called on to provide expertise beyond traditional CFO responsibilities, including overseeing sales and marketing, human resources, real estate project development and operations.
Mark is a strong communicator, who actively build bridges and collaborates with varied stakeholders. His leadership approach is to ensure alignment and buy-in from team members, empowering them to execute successfully.
Mark’s career highlights include:
CFO and SVP, WestRock Land Development – WestRock Land and Development was established to enhance and monetize 800,000 acres in the Southeast. Mark hired and led an exceptional finance and accounting team while developing and implementing the strategic plan to develop commercial and residential real estate development projects representing in excess of 100,000 acres. Among key accomplishments, he closed a complex $1.5 billion transaction, selling 500,000 acres of timber land and minerals and forming a joint venture with an institutional capital partner for the retained development assets. Most recently, he was appointed to lead the wind down of the business including disposition of the remaining real estate portfolio.
CFO and SVP, Paramount Group – Paramount is one of Germany’s largest and most respected investors in U.S. real estate, a fully integrated asset and property management company with an office portfolio exceeding ten million square feet. He also negotiated and closed approximately $2.9 billion in financings. He also led acquisition and disposition activities totaling $3.8 billion. Additionally, he structured and closed joint ventures and two real estate investment funds totaling $1.3 billion.
CFO and COO, Cortland Partners – Mark served as a senior executive for this privately-held, multifamily developer concentrated in Southeast. He led efforts to secure equity and debt capital for new projects.
CFO and VP, Sivica Investments – Sivica is a diversified real estate development company engaged in residential development, home building and hospitality. Among his contributions, Mark restructured accounting and finance functions and formulated a strategic capital plan to fund future growth.
Mark received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Georgia.