Mark Scarola
Real Estate Student and Social Investor

While I started my career in social services, I've now been in the real estate industry for approximately eight years, having recently focused my attention on development and syndications (private investment funds).

My long-term 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.

To this end, I already have a Master of  Social Work degree and am currently a student at the University of San Diego pursuing a Master in Real Estate degree.

My current focus is on my coursework and searching for an appropriate internship. My goal is to find something in development, asset management, and/or a company with a significant social purpose.

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
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Master's of Science in Real Estate (MSRE) - Current Student

University of San Diego

BA in Psychology from Syracuse University

Smith College

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

Educational Highlights
  • Graduated Syracuse with a 3.9 GPA

  • Selected as Senior Class Marshall (similar to valedictorian)

  • Completed two theses

  • Member of the Honor's Program

  • Elected to Dean's List four years straight

  • Elected Outstanding Psychology Student of the YearGave a commencement speech to approximately 5000 people

 

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