Managing Partner and Founder at The Pavonis Group LLC
- Houston, Texas Area
- Computer Software
Mark Kingston's Overview
- Managing Partner and Founder at The Pavonis Group LLC
- CEO at ARGUS Software Inc.
- CEO at Izoic
- Founder and CEO at ECOutlook
Mark Kingston's Summary
Current business plan:
After founding one company and listing it on the NYSE, I subsequently led the profitable sale of a leading global software company that I ran and have now assembled a team of similarly successful business leaders to join me on a new quest to build "Pavonis Group and RealNex," our next big deals.
Pavonis Group brings together a group of proven, successful senior real estate executives with a passion to drive efficiencies and enhance liquidity in the global real estate market.
Our team includes leaders from the top institutions in technology, brokerage, institutional investment, banking, valuation and academia. As a unified team, Pavonis Group pursues a strategy built on the pillars of Integrity, Quality, Accountability and Expertise with a positive, dynamic and caring, client centric culture. Upon these core values, we’ve created a dynamic and collaborative organization to support the demands of the industry:
RealNex is an aggregation of market-leading solutions that provides a better, more complete toolset for the real estate industry. Our holistic approach allows information to flow seamlessly among market participants, providing more timely and efficient access to better information.
RealNex offers the simplicity, economy of scale, and centralized expertise the market has been demanding. An integrated solution, RealNex allows the real estate industry to contact, transact and leverage data, through a single platform and interface. This holistic solution enables companies to enhance their individual operational efficiencies, while harmonizing data and allowing systems to talk to other systems across the industry.
In April 2014, we acquired REA, REI Wise and Property Line to establish the foundation.
My team is currently evaluating specific companies and technologies that could be critical components of our strategy. We will be investing in aggregating these companies and technologies.
Mark Kingston's Experience
Managing Partner and Founder
Partnership; 51-200 employees; Real Estate industry
April 2013 – Present (1 year 6 months) Houston, Texas Area
The Pavonis Group has assembled a unique Executive team with more than 200 years of extensive experience in real estate, capital markets and technology.
Our team has consistently turned ideas into actionable plans and developed practical solutions in building successful global companies.
Our team is applying its capabilities to address dislocations in the market, develop fully integrated platforms for the market and provide our clients with the best possible advice, resources and solutions.
Public Company; 51-200 employees; Computer Software industry
October 2003 – January 2013 (9 years 4 months) Houston, Texas Area
ARGUS is the leading global SaaS company providing Commercial Real Estate Investment Management Software & Services. The company operates in the U.S., Asia, Europe and Australia and maintains customers in over 50 countries.
Fifth Third Bank
Acquired ARGUS for $55 million in March of 2006. Sold company to Altus Software for $130 million in June of 2011.
In 2006, led a leveraged buyout and subsequent turnaround of company that included introducing the firm’s products to Asian markets. Also acquired a major European competitor to establish a strong EU presence and added new tools and partnerships to strengthen the firm’s arsenal. Today ARGUS solutions are generally regarded as the global leader and standard for the commercial real estate industry.
Accolades within the commercial real estate industry have been many including serving as an executive board member for the Open Standards Consortium for Real Estate, the industry’s most influential standards body. Was also named one of Realcomm’s “Top 35 People to Watch.” Realcomm is the top industry trade organization addressing the technology needs of commercial real estate.
January 2002 – January 2003 (1 year 1 month) Greater Denver Area
Privately-held computer software company providing Subsurface Infrastructure Geo-coding and Damage Prevention solutions. Target market includes utilities with subsurface infrastructure call centers responsible for damage prevention and locator services.
TH Lee Putnam Partners
Was hired by the investors at a time when the dot.com bust had left the company insolvent and was given the mission of assessing strategic options. Took leadership at a time of low employee morale and in 45 days re-engaged the client base, repositioned the product and value proposition to include the utility providers. One success included completing a $6.4 million sale (software and services) to Level 3 in March, 2002.
Founder and CEO
June 1999 – September 2001 (2 years 4 months) Houston, Texas Area
Company provided collaborative value chain products that automate specific business processes and needs built around a comprehensive B2B integration platform called Collaboration Center. Target market focused on accounts payable, procurement, sales and marketing, and information system companies in Australia, Canada, France, Japan, New Zealand, Taiwan, the United States, Brazil, China, Germany, India, Mexico, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.
$ 4 million of recurring revenue at time of exit in 2001
Founded company with 7 ex-Sterling Commerce executives in 1999. Within 60 days, acquired Bristol Myers and Novartis as clients. By the end of 2004 the company had fully developed the platform and deployed it to these first two clients. Our team went on to secure BASF and DuPont with other notables by the end of 1999.
The innovation of ECOutlook led to transformational advances in the connection and automation of supply chain business processes for large enterprises. Bristol Meyers at one point was connecting 200 suppliers and clients weekly. This was unprecedented during a time when EDI was the platform that we were seeking to replace.
Founder - EVP Stategy and Business Development
Public Company; Myself Only; Computer Software industry
August 1994 – October 1998 (4 years 3 months) Dallas/Fort Worth Area
Physician Practice Management Company
150 Physician Practices
225 Optical Shops
75 Surgery Centers
$ 428 million of Revenue
Offices in 26 states
Successful IPO to the NYSE in June of 1995
Volpe Welty & Co
In 1994, assembled a team of successful role-up advisors and medical practices to build a business plan for the formation of a physician practice management company specializing in ophthalmology. The model we employed was a same day, simultaneous merger of founding medical practices and IPO to form Physicians Resource Group.
Within 10 months of founding the company, successfully formed and went public on the NYSE. The initial merger of ten practices represented $48 million in revenue.
When exiting the company in 1998, PRG was the market leader in 26 MSA’s across the U.S. We had acquired all leading competitors in the Ophthalmic segment resulting in a significant return for investors.
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; JNJ; Hospital & Health Care industry
1990 – 1994 (4 years) Claremont, CA
Medical Products Industry – Responsibilities included: Value-Added Services & Consulting; Sales Training; Sales Division Manager, Director of Education Programs, Ophnet (Business Management & Total Quality Management (TQM) Curriculum for Physicians.
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; JNJ; Hospital & Health Care industry
September 1984 – September 1986 (2 years 1 month) Indianapolis, Indiana Area
Worked within the Ophthalmic Division – Surgical Implants and Equipment
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; PG; Consumer Goods industry
September 1983 – September 1984 (1 year 1 month) Indianapolis, Indiana Area
Assigned to: Folgers Coffee, Citrus Hill Orange Juice and Tender Leaf Tea
Mark Kingston's Skills & Expertise
- New Business Development
- Real Estate
- Asset Managment
- Due Diligence
- Real Estate Development
- Commercial Real Estate
- Business Development
- Real Estate Economics
- Real Estate Transactions
- Asset Management
- Enterprise Software
- Investment Properties
- Strategic Planning
- Financial Modeling
- Property Management
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Executive Management
- Joint Ventures
- Sales Process
- Strategic Partnerships
- Financial Analysis
- Location Intelligence
- Portfolio Management
- Venture Capital
- Private Equity
- Contract Negotiation
- Business Process
- Corporate Real Estate
Mark Kingston's Education
Mark Kingston's Additional Information
Reading: Historical fiction, The Art of War; Cooking: Italian, Asian; Technology: gadgets and convergence; Orphanages: Developing a program for the advancement of education and opportunity for orphans;
- Groups and Associations:
Executive Director of Messengers of Love (www.messengersoflove.com); Founder of 100 Squared or 10, 000 kids (a charitable initiative to change what it means to be an orphan); First grade teacher at Sugar Creek Baptist Church 2002-present; Board Member, Open Standards Consortium for Real Estate (OSCRE)
- Honors and Awards:
2013 - Missouri City designated January 7th Messengers of Love day honoring our charities work done serving poor and orphans around the world
ARGUS Software CEO Named One of the "Top 35 People to Watch in 2008" by Realcomm
Johnson & Johnson
1994 Division Manager of the Year
1994 Division of the Year
Procter & Gamble
1984 Top 5 Sales Rep P & G Olympic Sales Competition
Mount Union College
Captain Football Team
Captain Wrestling Team
All-Conference Football (Defensive End)
All-Conference Wrestling (Heavy Weight Champion)
Nationally Ranked and Qualifier to the NCAA Championship
Selected as one of the Outstanding Senior Men
Ohio Dominican College
High School All-American
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