Mark Farrar

Mr. Farrar is currently associated with The Vanmark Group, a real estate consulting and advisory services firm. The firm's major project is the development of the Pleasant Hill BART Transit Village in partnership with Avalon Bay Communities and Millennium Partners. The Pleasant Hill BART Transit Village is a $350,000,000 mixed use transit oriented development. The public partners in the project include BART and Contra Costa County and its Redevelopment Agency. The project consists of approximately 450 multi-family rental units, 100 for sale condominium units, 45,000 square of retail space and a 290,000 sq. ft. office building. The project was approved by Contra Costa County in June of 2005 and construction of the project commenced in March of 2006.

Mr. Farrar was previously affiliated with Millennium Partners as a managing principal and opened their San Francisco Bay Area office in 1996. Millennium Partners is a real estate company whose focus is on the development of mixed-use urban projects. While with Millennium Partners, Mr. Farrar managed the development of the Four Seasons Hotel and Residences mixed-use project, the Jessie Square project and the 360,000 square foot Metreon project. All of these project's are in the Yerba Buena Gardens area of San Francisco. The Four Seasons Hotel and Residences project consists of approximately 75,000 square feet of retail, a 100,000 square foot Sports Club LA, a 280-room Four Seasons Hotel and 142 luxury condominium units. The Jessie Square project, in partnership with the Redevelopment Agency of San Francisco, includes the development of a 450 space parking garage, the Mexican and Jewish Museums, and Jessie Square (public plaza) on the is The Metreon project was developed for Sony Retail Entertainment and consists of 15 theaters including a 3-D IMAX theater, and approximately 200,000 square feet of entertainment oriented retail and restaurant space. The project was recently sold to a venture comprised of Westfield and Forest City. Mr. Farrar also led the 2 1/2 year entitlement effort for Millennium Partners' 301 Mission project in the Transbay area of San Francisco, a 60 story, approximately 1,000,000 sq. ft. high-rise residential tower. The project is currently under construction with completion anticipated in early 2010.

Mr. Farrar previously worked for Intrawest Corp., a Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, B.C. based developer of mixed-use residential and resort properties as Vice President of its Southern California operations and Turner Development Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Turner Corporation, in a variety of management positions.

Mr. Farrar's current professional affiliations include the Board of Directors of Mission Hiring Hall/South of Market Employment Center, The YMCA of San Francisco, the Lambda Alpha real estate association and San Francisco Planning Urban Research Association (SPUR). Mr. Farrar has also been a lecturer at ULI and Railvolution sessions.

Mr. Farrar attended the University of California at San Diego and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in History and minors in Economics and Political Science in 1978. Mr. Farrar also completed all class work in the M.B.A. program at San Diego State University with a concentration in Finance in 1981. While at San Diego State University, Mr. Farrar received the Dr. Robert C. Hird Memorial Scholarship in real estate.