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L. Mark Billeaud is a Partner of Summit Real Estate Group and manages multiple aspects related to fund's investments, inclusive of deal sourcing, acquisition review and asset management.
Mr. Billeaud has been in the commercial real estate business since 1989 with a broad background in development, leasing, acquisitions, dispositions and construction. Prior to joining Summit, Mr. Billeaud was a partner with Maune Development Company in St. Louis which developed and acquired a portfolio of 1 million square feet and $55 million in value in a five year period.
Before joining Maune, Mr. Billeaud was Vice President of the St. Louis Industrial Business Unit of Duke Realty (NYSE: DRE). During his six years at Duke, Mr. Billeaud was involved in the leasing, acquisition and development of an industrial portfolio that eventually grew to over 4.25 million square feet.
Prior to Duke Realty, Mr. Billeaud was a Vice President with Trammell Crow Company in its St. Louis office, involved with general brokerage, office and industrial product leasing, and investment sales. Mr. Billeaud's career in real estate includes lease transactions totaling over $335 million since 1998 and acquisitions and development totaling over $250 million since 1998.
Mr. Billeaud is on the board of Jubilee Christian Development Corporation, (JCDC) a St. Louis inner city non profit organization. JCDC works with men of the community to bridge the cultural poverty gap by helping to build character and life skills through the company sponsored businesses of commercial lawn care and residential rehab and construction. Mr. Billeaud offers his commercial real estate expertise and guidance to JCDC board members and clients in these two businesses