Mark Norris, Managing Director
career spans the real estate, banking, and energy markets.
Prior to launching Merrick Group
in 2011, Mark
was Executive Director at Capita Symonds
for 3 years where he
created and managed its £80m pa Real Estate Division, including the successful acquisition and integration of NB Real Estate (previously Nelson Bakewell).
Before joining Capita he was Real Estate Investment Director at HSBC Specialist Investments from 2005 to 2008, and prior to that was at Trillium for 8 years as Regional Operations Director and then Head of New Business where was responsible for a number of Trillium's largest and most complex property transactions.
is experienced in all aspects of the real estate and energy markets including business strategy, organisational leadership, deal development and execution, financial analysis, project funding, corporate structuring and asset management.
real estate investment portfolio includes the BBC's
£250m Media Village at White City London, the UK's first leasehold liability transaction for Barclays Bank's London estate, and various corporate sale and leasebacks.
has also managed a number of long-term property PFI schemes including the Department for Work and Pensions occupational portfolio in the UK.
Mark's earlier career included 8 years as Major Projects Manager with Shell UK (Emstar - which eventually became part of Vivendi) developing supplier-financed energy supply and efficiency schemes including industrial Combined Heat and Power plants for Astra Zeneca at Grangemouth and Huddersfield, and Short Brothers in Belfast.
Mark is a graduate of Strathclyde University (BSc Hons) and Glasgow University (MBA with Distinction).
Did you know?
has a Ducati 998 and has ridden the Isle of Man TT circuit.
In a kilt.