Managing Partner, PDP
Mark founded PDP in 2000 and founded Urban Communities in 2009. Mark has 35 years of diverse real estate development experience and has built and run a number of real estate development and investment companies over this time. Under his leadership, PDP has managed office, retail, residential, industrial and mixed-use projects totaling about $900 million. Prior to founding PDP, Mark was the Co-Founder and President/CEO of City Center Retail Trust, a $500 million full-service commercial real estate company with 50 employees and 30 projects nationwide, a company which he built from the ground up; City Center Retail Trust was considered one of the top firms in the U.S. focused on urban/”main street” retail projects. Prior to this, Mark hired and managed the 75-person team that developed over 100 hotels throughout the U.S. for Homestead Village. Mark was also a Vice President at (the predecessor company to) Archstone Smith in charge of apartment acquisitions and development on the East Coast (City Center Retail, Homestead Village and Archstone Smith were all subsidiaries of Security Capital Group, for whom Mark worked over six years). Prior to joining Security Capital Group, Mark was a General Partner at The Mozart Development Company for nearly nine years where he specialized in the development of office buildings and was the Co-founder and President of Classic Communities (a builder of high quality homes), both well-respected companies in Silicon Valley. Prior to this, Mark worked at McKinsey and Company and Sohio Petroleum Company.
Mark has been a guest lecturer at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and active on a variety of non-profit boards addressing homelessness and education. He served on the Finance and Building Committees for the development of the SFJazz concert venue in San Francisco.
Mark received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from Stanford University as well as his M.B.A. from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business where he won the Shidler Grant. Mark also attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Mark has been published in the Real Estate Review.
Cliff Miller is a 35 year veteran of Bay Area real estate. Prior to joining PDP in 2008, Cliff was Vice President at LNR Property Corp for six years where he was responsible for a portfolio of Northern California development projects including Hunters Point and Mare Island military base conversions, and several office, retail, and mixed use developments. Prior to this, Cliff was Vice President for City Center Retail Trust, where he was responsible for acquisition and development of urban infill retail properties in major West Coast markets. Prior to this, Cliff was Vice President of Jaymont Properties in San Francisco, where he helped to develop a portfolio of high-rise office buildings located in San Francisco’s Financial District, and premier retail properties located on Union Square. Prior to this, Cliff was Director of Leasing for Equitable Real Estate Investment Management where he was responsible for leasing and asset management of a 2 million sf office building portfolio.
Cliff received his Bachelor's degree in English/Management Science from Duke University.