"Real Estate Developments that Create Vibrant & Sustainable Places"
Gerding Edlen works on real estate investment, development and asset/property management firms focused on highly sustainable urban infill, office, residential and mixed-use properties. Founded in 1996, the firm provides investors and partners the opportunity to achieve investment returns by creating and owning exceptional properties where people can live, work and learn.
Gerding Edlen is committed to building high quality, sustainable properties that ensure enduring value for its investor partners. Their Principles of Place guide development efforts and ensure that properties create value for residents and tenants by creating and supporting communities.
Since 1996, the firm has developed more than 60 green projects totaling nearly $5 billion in real estate value throughout the Western U.S.
With more LEED certified buildings than any other private developer in the world and the originator of the 20-minute living concept, Gerding Edlen is guided by an approach— a set of criteria they have developed called Principles of Place—where community plays a pivotal role alongside design and technology in the success of their projects. Committed to developing buildings that attain net-zero energy use within the next three years—Mark embraces this fundamental philosophy of community that integrates neighborhoods, educational institutions and builds strong business, government and community partnerships.
Mark Edlen, Managing Partner
Mark is internationally recognized for his expertise and success in creating sustainable communities in mixed-use commercial, residential, educational, and retail developments. He leads a company that is grounded in a socially responsible approach to real estate investment, with the belief that the path to preserving natural resources leads directly to a new urban reality; where transformative buildings and vibrant communities deliver investment quality assets to foster prosperity. He received a B.S. in Finance and M.B.A. from the University of Oregon.