ABOUT US: MANAGEMENT

Senior management has significant fiduciary and public company executive experience, including having acquired and developed over $2 billion of commercial property over the last 20 years. Mark Whiting and Mark Pearson founded the firm in 1999.


MARK PEARSON

CO-FOUNDER, VICE CHAIRMAN
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In 1994 Mr. Pearson founded Catalyst Real Estate Group, a corporate real estate services firm. Catalyst specialized in the representation of biotechnology, pharmaceutical and technology companies such as Alza Corporation (Johnson & Johnson), Onyx Pharmaceuticals, EMC, and Alexza Pharmaceuticals. In 1998 Catalyst Real Estate Group merged with three other independent real estate firms to form CRESA Partners. Serving as a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of CRESA Partners, Mr. Pearson has been instrumental in building CRESA into a 57-office national corporate real estate services firm. In 2015, Mark sold his interest in Cresa's Silicon Valley operations (San Jose and Palo Alto offices) to Savills-Studley, a $1.9 billion international real estate services firm. Mark continues his involvement in Savills-Studley as an Executive Managing Director. Mr. Pearson is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Annex Ventures, a venture capital firm. As an active philanthropist, Mr. Pearson serves on the Board of Trustees of the Scripps Research Institute and the Board of Trustees of the Silicon Valley Children's Fund. Mr. Pearson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of San Francisco.