C5 + CCIM Global Summit Speaker


Mark Toro

Chief Vision Officer
Toro Development Company


Mark Toro founded Atlanta-based Toro Development Company ("TDC") in 2021 to create value by building community. As Chief Vision Officer, Toro uses a metric-driven approach to identify properties that have significant potential based on the promise of the locale. He and his team have multi-disciplinary experience, positioning TDC to choose the right use or mix of uses for each development of redevelopment.

Prior to starting TDC, Toro cofounded and led North American Properties (NAP) Atlanta where he oversaw $3.1 billion in real estate development, totaling 9.4 million square feet. He delivered industry-leading returns to his capital partners, became known nationally as a leader in experience-driven commercial real estate and left a legacy of great communities. His successes at NAP include the repositioning of Atlantic Station, development of Alpharetta’s $1.5 billion Avalon and the redevelopment of Colony Square.

Toro currently serves on ICSC’s Board of Trustees and serves as vice chair of the City of Refuge Board, where he chaired the $25 million “Shining the Light” capital campaign.

Before cofounding NAP’s Atlanta office in 1996, Toro served in leadership positions with Faison and Cousins Properties. He has developed, redeveloped or repositioned more than 70 properties totaling almost 30 million square feet during his career.

He attended Rutgers University, where he met his wife, Nancy.


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