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Mark Barker

Northview Partners
Managing Partner, Principal & CEO
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Mr. Barker serves as the CEO of NorthView Partners and has over 20 years of multifamily real estate experience. He has been directly involved in the development of over 5,000 multifamily units and has provided oversight for the construction of nearly 2,700 multifamily units in his career. Mr. Barker’s experience includes multifamily product types ranging from two-story direct-entry, three-story breezeway with integrated garages, and four and five-story residential with structured parking. Mr. Barker has financed multifamily projects through both private equity and institutional partners. Prior to forming NorthView Partners, he joined Colonial Properties Trust in April 2005 and served as Senior Vice President, overseeing multifamily development and supporting acquisitions for Colonial within the East Coast region, including the states of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, and Alabama. In addition, Mr. Barker was a member of Colonial’s Senior Management Team and provided additional business development input and guidance for the company. From 1999 to 2005, he was a Director in the Raleigh-Durham office of Wood Partners focusing on multifamily development in the Triangle market and was responsible for developing the Triangle’s first urban apartment project with structured parking. Prior to joining Wood Partners, Mr. Barker served as Development Coordinator for Steven D. Bell & Company (Bell Partners), in which Mr. Barker had development responsibility for multifamily and assisted living housing and supported Bell on existing multifamily and commercial asset acquisitions. Mr. Barker graduated from Appalachian State University in 1992 with a degree in Social Science Education with a Concentration in History. After teaching high school social studies for two years, Mr. Barker entered the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where in 1996 he received a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning with a major in Real Estate Development and Finance. Mr. Barker is an active member of the Urban Land Institute and his church.

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