Chief Executive, Abstract Securities
A solicitor by training, Mark has had extensive experience in the commercial property sector for over 30 years. Mark started in property at Baltic PLC where he became a main Board Director in 1985.
In 1988 Mark established the Akeler Group of Companies and over the next decade transformed the Group into a commercial real estate development business, focused on office and hi-tech industrial accommodation, during which time it developed over 4 million sq ft of commercial property. Mark sold the Group to a US real estate company, Security Capital European Realty in 1998 and by the time he left, Akeler had become the leading office park developer in the UK as well as being very active across Europe.
In 2000 Mark set up the Abstract Group of Companies to focus on property development and investment and venture capital projects.
Mark won the Property Week Property Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2007 and also won the Outstanding Individual Award at the OAS Development Award ceremony in 2016.
Mark is a member of the Law Society and a Fellow of The Royal Institution of the Chartered Surveyors.