Mark Toro’s passion lies in creating smarter built environments and healthier, happier places. He believes a thoughtfully designed place fosters a higher quality of life for its users, and as a new grandfather, he hopes his vision will result in a better tomorrow for our children and grandchildren. Whether through his relentless advocating for expanded transit and walkability, lending his expertise to rebuild one of Atlanta’s most impoverished neighborhoods or developing award-winning mixed-use communities, Mark is constantly reimagining “place” by focusing on the street level energy and human experience. With the recent repositioning of Atlantic Station, development of Alpharetta’s $1 billion Avalon project and redevelopment of Colony Square, Mark continues to fearlessly lead the NAP Atlanta team through uncharted waters, where together they are developing a new generation of experience-driven commercial real estate.
He has been named one of “55 Most Influential Atlantans” by Atlanta Magazine, recognized as one of the “Most Admired CEOs” by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, presented with the Henry H. Robinson Award by Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors and honored by the Hispanic American Business Leadership Association as Entrepreneur of the Year. Mark serves on the Urban Land Institute Livable Communities Council (past chair), the Midtown Alliance’s executive committee (incoming chair), and on the Board of City of Refuge, serving as Chairman of “Shining the Light”, a $25.6 million capital campaign which will enable this urban ministry to expand its reach in Atlanta’s Westside. Mark has been helping to shape metro Atlanta over the last 37 years. Before cofounding North American Properties’ Atlanta office in 1996, he served in several leadership positions with Faison and Cousins Properties. He has acquired, developed or redeveloped more than 65 projects totaling almost 25 million square feet.
To learn more about Mark, check out his story: Mark Toro advocates for Atlanta.