Global Conference 2010
President and Co-Founder, City Ventures
Mark Buckland is President and Co-Founder of City Ventures, which focuses on urban housing opportunities in California. Before forming City Ventures, Buckland was co-founder, president and chief operating officer of the Olson Company, started in 1988 to build for-sale urban housing. Under his leadership, the company worked with more than 80 California cities and redevelopment agencies to build communities with more than 10,000 homes. Previously, Buckland held a variety of real estate-related positions, including development manager for the Bixby Ranch Company and project manager at the University of California, Irvine. Named "America's Builder of the Year" by Professional Builder magazine in 2000, Buckland is a member of the Young Presidents Organization. He received bachelor's degrees in civil and environmental engineering from UC Irvine and a master's degree in construction management from Stanford University. He recently completed the Owner/President Management program at Harvard Business School.