Each year, Midwest Real Estate News installs a new class in its Midwest Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame. This year, we are also running these profiles online. Today, we look at the busy career of Mark Davis, chief executive officer and managing principal of Minneapolis-based healthcare real estate firm Davis.
A 35-year veteran of the commercial real estate business, Davis chief executive officer and managing principal Mark Davis has mastered the art of finding creative solutions to achieve client objectives. He has developed over 1 million square feet of premiere medical space over the past 10 years and is considered the foremost expert on healthcare real estate in the Upper Midwest.
The aspect of the real estate industry that Davis most enjoys is working with a wide range of individuals with different interests to make the project outcomes and those involved successful. He finds that the greatest challenge in selling commercial real estate is finding solutions to complicated issues.
“I have always tried to bring a straight-forward and open-minded approach to every aspect of our business,” said Davis. “It is important to collaborate and be open to finding creative ways to solve issues and/or obtain successful results.”
Davis is an Urban Land Institute board member, a Healthcare Real Estate Insights editorial board member and a member of the Minnesota Commercial Association of Realtors (MNCAR), the Minnesota Medical Group Management Association (MMGMA) and NAIOP. In the past he has served as a NAIOP University Challenge judge, a panel volunteer at the MSPBJ CRE Update and a panel volunteer at the MSPBJ East Metro Development Summit.
“I’ve worked hard to create an individual and corporate reputation of being honest and forthright, with a creative deal-maker approach,” said Davis. “Ultimately, all parties must be successful for the transaction to be considered a total success. I’ve found that surrounding myself with very bright and energetic individuals that work extremely well as a team has been paramount to driving value and finding consistently successful solutions.”
Away from the office, Davis spends family time doing activities such as golf, boating, bike riding and travel.