Meet Mark O’Mara

Mark O’Mara is a proven leader and entrepreneur with unique, multi-faceted professional skillsets including design & construction technical expertise, real estate investing, federal funding program management, as well as strategic business development and sales/growth success. He is accomplished in all aspects of small to mid-size business strategy, management, and the day-to-day operational delivery required to build and grow a successful company. For example., In a past role, he was a key stakeholder in successfully driving top line annual revenue growth by more than 10x in four years while increasing profitability and managing a large, multi-disciplinary national team of employees and contractors.

Mark O’Mara is an executive with a demonstrated history of working in the professional services and management consulting industries. He is skilled in negotiation, management, business development, innovative problem solving, construction means and methods, and overall program & project delivery. Currently, Mark runs his own business where he regularly consults on design and construction, real estate, and federally funded programs and projects across the country. He is skilled at developing winning teams and proposals, identifying funding opportunities – traditional and unconventional alike – and delivering successful projects from conception to completion.

In fact, Mark has led large and small operational teams in the successful management and realization of over $25B in projects. Ranging from disaster relief (response, recovery, and mitigation), capital infrastructure and resiliency projects, and single- and multi-family real estate investments (fix & flips, short/long term rentals, appreciation properties, etc.), Mark has both the comprehensive expertise of multiple intersecting industries as well as the strategic foresight to capitalize on them.

Personally, Mark is a father, husband, son, brother, and uncle who prioritizes friends and family above all else. He lives in New York City with his wife and three young children (ages 4, 6, and 8), coaches the kid’s sports teams, and spends any “free time” cooking, volunteering, and rooting on his favorite sports teams.

Mark received his Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in 2004.

Mark’s Background

From a very young age, Mark was always focused on the built environment. In fact, once his fourth grade art teacher taught him how to draw one- and two-point perspectives, he knew architecture was in his future. Throughout High School in Pennsylvania, College in Tennessee, and then across the country thereafter, Mark has worked on a variety of projects including hospitals, K-12 and Higher Education facilities, courthouses, detention centers, single and multi-family housing, disaster relief and recovery housing, and much more. From the large, complex projects (>$250M) in major metro areas including NYC, DC, and Miami to single family residences of high net worth individuals (HNWI), Mark has led clients and projects through all stages of ideation, design, and construction.

In 2013, Mark was selected by HGTV and the Property Brothers to assist them on-screen in the renovations of 5 homes throughout Los Angeles County. In each episode, an in-need family was gifted material, labor, and expertise to provide otherwise unobtainable outcomes for the homeowners, their children, and other at risk family members.

Mark has a long history (3+ decades) of volunteering. He has provided professional and personal support to underserved, inner city children looking to develop careers in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) as well as raising money, clothing, food, and other essentials for children adversely impacted by natural disasters. He has also spent hundreds (thousands?) of hours volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, NYC senior centers, and other charitable organizations throughout the country. Mark’s public service perspective was instilled upon him through his family’s commitment to helping others by providing care to cancer patients (mother), military service (father and both grandfathers), as well as his long list of public service mentors.