Corporate Responsibilities

As Chief Executive Officer of Commonwealth Commercial, Mark is responsible for the operational long-term planning for all company functions, including strategy and allocation of resources. Mark also remains active in the transactional side of the business to include sales and office leasing.


Mark founded Commonwealth Commercial in 1996. Since that time, he has continued a varied practice in commercial real estate, including asset management, leasing, acquisition, disposition and consulting services.

In 2008 Mark saw the need for a singularly focused real estate asset management company and founded StreamCo, LLC. StreamCo has grown in scope and presence and provides services in 10 states, with over 100 assets and over 6.5 million square feet. In 2009 Mark and Evan Paner began another client centric service, Comprehensive Development Strategies, LLC, a real estate project management company with extensive experience in all types of real estate projects.

In 2010 Mark helped facilitate the merger with Afton Hospitality, LLC into Commonwealth Lodging Management, LLC, a top 50 company in US hospitality management firms. Also in the late 2000’s, Mark helped forge a partnership between Commonwealth Commercial and Lingerfelt companies to establish a vertically integrated real estate

fund management firm, Lingerfelt Commonwealth.

In 2017, Mark founded the rural land sales subsidiary of Commonwealth Commercial, Commonwealth Land.


B.S. in Business, Major of Management, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University


››CCIM – Commercial Investment Real Estate License

››CPM – Certified Property Manager

››North Carolina Real Estate License

››Virginia Council of CEOs

››Advisory Board Member of Virginia Tech Real Estate Program

››Investment Committee Member of Lingerfelt Commonwealth Income Fund & Commonwealth Opportunity Fund

››Serves on various boards and directorships