Mark Scarola
Real Estate Developer and Social Investor

While I started my career in social services, I've now been in the real estate industry for approximately seven years, having recently focused my attention on development.

My goal is to combine my social service background with real estate development in such a way as to create projects that serve a social purpose.

Whether this means working for a real estate company with a social agenda, a nonprofit organization with a real estate division, or pursuing a more entrepreneurial tract remains to be seen.

Perhaps in the not too distant future I'll be developing a small multifamily project catering to survivors of abuse providing not only housing, but subsidized rent, 24-hour security, and optional support groups for residents.

Or maybe I'll be working to convert an abandoned motel into a business incubator, providing jobs to residents and helping build new businesses to serve the community. Either way, with a little creativity and a background in two unique areas, I'm confident that I can make a true impact on the community.

I've lived in seven states and three time zones. Can you guess how many states I've traveled to? Click here for the answer. 

Professional Accomplishments

Presented real estate development plans to City Council members and the public.

Established a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a focus on emotional well-being and community service.

Raised $1.2 million from private investors through two private placement funds (Reg D and Reg A+ syndications).

Organized a cultural sensitivity training emphasizing institutional racism, white privilege, and prejudice.

Designed a community resource workshop for the Latino population of Greater Boston.

Negotiated conflict between an executive and project architect who refused to work together.

Created a new real estate investment networking and education group.

Presented investment opportunities at nationwide real estate conferences.

Education
Smith College
  • Graduated with a 3.9 GPA

  • Selected as Senior Class Marshall (similar to valedictorian)

  • Completed two theses

  • Gave a commencement speech to approximately 5000 people

  • Outstanding Psychology Student of the Year

  • Member of the Honor's Program

  • Elected to Dean's List four years straight

BA in Psychology from Syracuse University

Master's in Social Work (MSW) from Smith College

 

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