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Mark W. Claud

Chief Executive Officer

Corporate Responsibilities

As the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Commonwealth Commercial, Mark is responsible for the operational and long-term planning for all company functions, including strategy and allocation of resources. Mark also remains active in the transactional side of the business and serves as the Principal Broker/Brokerage in Charge in multiple states.


Mark founded Commonwealth Commercial in 1996. Since that time, he has continued a varied practice in commercial real estate, including asset management, leasing, acquisition, disposition, and consulting services. In 2008 Mark saw the need for a singularly focused real estate asset management company and founded StreamCo, LLC. StreamCo has grown in scope and presence and provides services in 14 states, with over 175 assets and over 15 million square feet. In 2009 Mark worked with other team members to begin another client centric service, Comprehensive Development Strategies, LLC, a real estate project management company with extensive experience in all types of real estate projects. In 2010 Mark helped facilitate the merger with Afton Hospitality, LLC into Commonwealth Lodging Management, LLC, a top 50 company in US hospitality management firms. Commonwealth Commercial continues to grow with offices in Richmond, Atlanta, Charlotte, Columbus, Greenville, Hampton Roads, Houston, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Nashville, Raleigh, San Antonio, St, Louis, Tampa, and Triad. Prior to Commonwealth Commercial, Mark joined Grubb & Ellis/Harrison & Bates when they merged with the commercial division of Bowers, Nelms & Fonville in 1987. Mark served as a Vice President for Grubb & Ellis/Harrison & Bates and focused on office and industrial sales and leasing. Prior to entering the commercial real estate business, Mark worked for several banks in the Richmond area.


Mark received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business, with a major in Management, from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Mark holds both the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and Certified Property Manager (CPM) designations.


Mark has been involved in numerous professional and community organizations and currently serves on various Boards and Directorships.

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