As First Vice President, Mark provides expertise in the structuring and analysis of complex and significant acquisition, disposition, lease, sale leaseback, financing, and development transactions on behalf of users and investors over the greater Southern California area. Mark’s over twenty years of real estate expertise includes accounting, corporate finance, real estate finance, tax, and capital markets proficiency.
Before joining CBRE, Mark was a Senior Managing Director of Brokerage at Cushman & Wakefield, and he previously served similar roles at Trammell Crow and Julien J. Studley, Inc.
Mark’s significant experience includes over 50 million square feet of complex real estate transactions on behalf of users, including leases with carried equity, off-balance sheet structured leases, build-to-suits, sale/lease-back transactions and the detailed analysis of lease versus buy decisions. He has been involved with several complex acquisition and disposition assignments on behalf of institutional and foreign investors. He has had a wealth of experience with corporate, governmental and healthcare users, including Fortune 500 firms, city and state governments, universities, hospitals, local school districts and professional firms. Mark’s expertise includes identifying and analyzing the accounting (GAAP) and tax effect of transaction structures and creating solutions that meet clients’ requirements. He has created new lease structures and has won the approval of these structures with Big 4 accounting firms.
Professional Affiliations / Accreditations
Member of UCLA Chancellor’s Associates
University of California, Berkeley, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
University of California, Los Angeles Anderson Graduate School of Management, MBA in Finance and Real Estate
Certified Public Accountant in the State of California
CBRE’s Blake Mirkin, Mark Raggio, Kyle Widener and Lauren Morris represent one of the premier office transaction teams in the West Los Angeles office. In their combined 65 years of commercial real estate experience, they have managed 1,000s of complex sale-and-lease transactions across the country as well as some of the largest transactions in Los Angeles history. These include the 650,000 square foot Google adaptation reuse project at the Westside Pavilion; 285,000 square-foot lease to Riot Games at the Element LA campus in West Los Angeles; and an over 600,000 square foot lease to Netflix at the Icon, Cue and Epic Projects at Sunset Bronson Studios.
Our clients seek our team’s expertise in a broad array of transactions to:
We specialize in advising and representing entertainment, law, finance, real estate and technology companies, both public and private, including Lionsgate Entertainment , Sony Pictures, DWP, US Postal Service, Hudson Pacific Properties, NKSFB, Banc of California, Kirkland & Ellis, DLA Piper, Legendary Entertainment, Fortress Investment Group, Media Rights Capital, Morris Yorn and DLA Piper.