July 26, 2022
M2G Ventures Adds Mark Collier as the New Chief Financial and Operations Officer as CFO and COO
By Fort Worth Inc Staff, Fort Worth Inc, July 25, 2022
M2G Ventures, a North Texas-based real estate investment and development company, announced that it has hired Mark Collier as its chief financial and operations officer. Over the past year, M2G Ventures, a WBE (women owned business) certified company, doubled the size of its overall team and tripled its leadership team with the addition of Collier and five executive level positions to oversee acquisitions, asset management, construction, development, and leasing.
“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. 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.”Susan Gruppi, M2G Ventures Co-Founder
Collier, who has more than 20 years of experience, 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. 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.”Mark Collier, M2G Ventures
The strategic hiring of Collier furthers M2G Ventures’ ability to continue positioning the company as the dominant 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 innovative platform. These include SVP of asset management, Kristie McBee; SVP of leasing, Breck Besserer; SVP of development, Amy Castellanos; SVP of construction, Gilbert Mota and SVP of acquisitions, Geoff Wescott.