Mark S. Baranski is a Lecturer on the graduate level seminar on Real Estate Finance & Development at the Northeastern University School of Architecture and Senior Vice President of Overland Development Group. At Overland, Mr. Baranski is responsible for the identification and development of land and existing assets that fulfill the risk, return and term parameters of the investment group. He has over fifteen years of experience in the development and construction industry, having developed projects on his own account and in conjunction with institutional equity.
Prior to joining Overland, Mr. Baranski was an entrepreneurial developer focusing on larger-scale urban infill projects. He recently closed out sales of 424 Mass Ave., an 18,000 g.s.f. infill project located in Boston’s historic South End. The building features below-grade parking, a contemporary architecture that remains contextual and direct elevator access to units. The project achieved new highs for sales on Massachusetts Avenue. He has also achieved entitlements from neighborhood associations and the Boston Redevelopment Authority to develop a one-acre parcel in the Mission Hill section of Boston. The site, which is near the Longwood Medical Area and two trolley stations, is programmed for a 65-unit, four-story building with one level of below-grade parking and neighborhood-scale retail and food-service uses on the ground floor.
From August 2001 through September 2002, Mr. Baranski attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for Real Estate, where he was awarded a Masters of Science in Real Estate Development. He co-authored his thesis on a Repeat Sales Index of Commercial Office Buildings in New York City from 1900-2000, which has led to new interpretations of commercial office asset value growth over the long term.
Prior to his acceptance at MIT, Mr. Baranski focused on development projects in promising growth areas in Boston. His projects ranged from the historic restoration of brownstone multi-families to the re-positioning of a manufacturing facility into artist’s workspace in Mission Hill. From 1900 to 1999, he served as Director of Marketing for Shawmut Design and Construction, one of the region’s fastest growing construction management firms.
Mr. Baranski holds a B.A. from Boston University and an M.S.R.E.D from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a Licensed Construction Superintendent in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Area of Research
Asset Valuation, Real Estate Finance, Real Estate Development