Mark Wilson has more than 33 years of collective business experience, in multiple industries, which include but are not limited to real estate, real estate construction, the travel industry, sales, wholesaling, publishing and the non-profit sector. Mark co-founded Southeastern Housing Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit housing foundation specializing in affordable housing for veterans, seniors, and low-income families and still serves as its CEO and a board member.
As an active developer in the housing industry, Mark has been involved in the purchase, rehabilitation, conversion, management, and sale of thousands of single and multi-family units. His diverse business background involves investment, building, development, rehabilitation, management, accounting, finance, and sales.
Mark began his career as the accounting manager for a regional publishing company, where he oversaw its daily, monthly, and yearly accounting operations. He then expanded his experience by owning a travel agency for several years while privately investing in real estate and gaining competency in the construction and rehabilitation business.
After several years of real estate investment, Mark co-founded Southeastern Housing Foundation, Inc. (SHF), a 501(c)3 nonprofit housing foundation specializing in affordable housing for veterans, seniors, and low-income families. With Mark as the executive director, Southeastern Housing developed a premiere single-family home ownership program, being named the top-rated single-family housing program in the country by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in 1996. As an active member of the National Housing Council, SHF has created affordable housing opportunities through single and multi-family sales, rentals, lease-to-own home ownership, and long-term care.
His philanthropic endeavors include working closely with several community development corporations and consulting with many nonprofits across the country to fulfill their construction, development, and housing needs. Mark’s organization has bought, rehabilitated, and built more than 2,000 single-family homes, owned and operated hundreds of multi-family units, and completed many full-scale rehabilitations and condominium conversions throughout the United States. In addition, Mark is working toward changing the way rural America receives medical attention and treatment.