Chief Financial Officer
Introducing Mark Mann
For the past 25 years, Mark has worked in the healthcare and senior housing field as a CFO specializing in the areas of financial reporting, financial planning, financial forecasting, partner compensation planning, tax planning, investment funding including debt and equity, medical billing, site acquisition and rental services and billing and collection issues.
Mark was a founding member of CRL Services, which was a real estate and health care development group based in Chicago, Illinois specializing in the integrated design, location identification, entitlements, development, financing, construction, management and marketing of CCRC’s (Continuing Care Residential Communities), senior living communities, empty-nester housing and specialized healthcare facilities. The majority of the development and construction financing was through a New York Stock Exchange Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). During this period, Mark worked closely with the REIT and supplied them with all the financial information they required to make a lending decision regarding projects under development including financial projections. Mark and CRL achieved financing commitments and closings from the REIT during this period in excess of $250 million.
Prior to founding CRL, Mark served in the public accounting industry as the managing partner of the CPA firm Mann, Benzinger & Co., where he specialized in all phases of real estate development including entitlements, operations, public and private financing of real estate, construction and sales of real estate as well as estate planning, retirement planning, and business consulting in both the profit and non-profit sectors. Mann has acted as a consultant for governmental units such as school districts, local educational agencies, municipalities and others. He has worked closely and regularly with government officials, third party administrators, insurance administrators and agents, loan agents and attorneys. Prior to founding Mann, Benzinger & Co., he was a partner in a large CPA firm based in downtown Chicago which grew during Mark’s tenure to employing over 300 CPA’s.