Meet the Team
Mark Long has practiced syndication law since graduating from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1973. Mark’s peers give him credit as one of the true pioneers of real estate syndication best practices. He was one of the founding members of the National Financial Wholesalers Association and the first author of 1031 partnership exchange practices (Big Money Brokerage: The Law and Methods of Real Estate Group Investing – 2 volumes 1980). In 1984, Mark developed and published the first manuals on real estate syndication due diligence (450 pgs) and real estate syndication management (550 pgs).
Since 1976 over 16,000 executives in five countries have attended his courses on syndication principles and practices. Over 100 universities, banks, broker-dealers and investment banking firms and advisory firms have been paid sponsors of these courses/trainings. In 2000, his book Financing the New Venture, was Amazon.com’s top rated new business investor financing book. Mark has been published over 20 times in trade journals and is a frequent expert witness in complex securities compliance cases. Since 2011, Mark has become one of the pioneers in the new field of new venture predictive analytics. See www.predictionworksinc.com
Mark’s experience includes having served as house counsel to Financial Group of America (1973-1976) and Ventana Global Funds (1994-1997). Between 1985 and 1986, Mark served as the National Marketing Director for the Kemper Insurance Company’s real estate syndication division. Between 1977 and 1993 Mark organized as general partner 52 syndication programs with 75 properties in 4 states. The investor capital for these syndication programs was raised through the FINRA broker dealer community.
Mark graduated from Long Beach State. On the track team Mark was nationally ranked and set a school record in the decathlon that stood for 25 years. He earned his law degree from University of San Diego.