Mark assists the Senior Partners in directing all activities for HallKeen's real estate investment division, HallKeen LLC. Responsibilities include managing and directing the full range of evaluation, negotiation, acquisition, finance, organization, design and construction activities required to consummate a profitable and responsible real estate investment. Mr. Hess is very knowledgeable and creative in using incentive programs to balance investment and community objectives including tools such as the low income, historic, and new market tax credits as well as tax exempt bonds, HOME, CDBG, EB-5, and other local, state and federal economic development programs.
Mr. Hess joined HallKeen in 1999. Mr. Hess came to HallKeen from his previous position interning for the Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation (MHIC/MHEF), a non-profit low income housing tax credit syndicator. Mr. Hess earned his Master of Regional Planning degree from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) in 1998 with a concentration in Economic Development. Mr. Hess also has a Bachelor of Arts from Ithaca College in Environmental Studies.