“Mark’s ability to tackle large, high-level responsibilities and transform them into growth opportunities while establishing and maintaining conducive relationships makes him a valuable addition to our leadership team,” said Susan Gruppi, Co-President of M2G Ventures. “With two decades in the industry, his asset management and business operations skills will strengthen and refine our efforts to use real estate as a platform for innovation and inspiration in the communities where we work.”
In his new role, Collier will apply over 20 years of experience in financial operations and asset management to sharpen M2G Ventures’ competitive edge in the ever-growing Dallas-Fort Worth market. He will serve as the key financial leader, implementing profitable financial strategies, developing growth opportunities, and streamlining effective business operations. Collier’s expertise will complement and reinforce M2G Ventures’ leadership team through key advisement and operations management.
Collier spent the last two years as the Chief Financial Officer for the Leon Capital Group with assets under management of $1.5 billion. During this time, Collier effectuated a restructure of the firm, allowing for growth following the pandemic. He previously served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Crescent Real Estate/Goff Capital Partners. As Goff Capital Partner’s Chief Financial Officer, Collier managed the private equity entity and the Goff family office. In this role, Collier worked on the private structures created by Goff Capital Partners that focused on commercial office, industrial, hospitality, retail, and multifamily real estate as well as commercial mortgage-backed securities and other structured real estate debt.
Collier helped raise two funds totaling $450 million in equity during his time with Goff Capital Partners/Crescent Real Estate. Crescent Real Estate became a real estate operating company and an SEC‐registered investment advisory firm during Collier’s tenure with assets under management, development, and investment capacity of more than $10 billion. Before joining Crescent Real Estate, Collier started his career as a Senior Associate for PricewaterhouseCoopers. Collier earned his Master of Science in finance and his Bachelor of Business Administration in finance and accounting from Texas A&M University.
“I was looking for something more than just a job and found it in M2G Ventures’ drive and entrepreneurial spirit. They uniquely combine creativity, determination, and fun,” Collier said. “I enjoy building companies with limitless potential, like M2G. I’m thankful for the opportunity to share my expertise and be a part of the innovation to come.”
The strategic hiring of Collier furthers M2G Ventures’ ability to continue positioning the company as an urban quality player in mixed-use and industrial real estate in North Texas. Over the past year, M2G Ventures strategically hired five executive team members to extend the company’s platform. These include Senior Vice President of Asset Management Kristie McBee; Senior Vice President of Leasing Breck Besserer; Senior Vice President of Development Amy Castellanos; Senior Vice President of Construction Gilbert Mota; and Senior Vice President of Acquisitions, Geoff Wescott.