Mark Kruse has over thirty years’ experience in community development, specializing in finance and real estate development. Mr. Kruse joined Hispanic Housing Development Corporation in 1990 and serves as the Vice President for Development. This includes the acquisition, renovation and new construction of more than 1,350 apartment units and development of more than 60,000 square feet of commercial space. His responsibilities also include all financial proposals including capital budgets, pro forma cash flow statements and coordinating development activities with Tropic Construction Corporation, Hispanic Housing Development Corporation's for-profit general contractor. In total, Mr. Kruse is responsible for $185,000,000 in total development.
Prior to Hispanic Housing Development Corporation, Mr. Kruse worked at Harris Trust and Savings Bank's Metropolitan Banking Division where he acquired experience in underwriting of low-income, multi-family housing. And, from 1982 to 1989, Mr. Kruse worked for the City of Chicago's Department of Economic Development where he was responsible for business and real estate loans.
Mr. Kruse's commitment to urban development stems from his college education and continued professional training. He began his college education studying Business Administration at the University of Illinois at Champaign, completing his degree in Regional Development at the University of Arizona. In addition, he has continued his education process through the Institute of Real Estate Management, the Commercial Investment Real Estate Council, and the National Development Council.