Mark Kingston

Mark Kingston

Managing Partner and Founder at The Pavonis Group LLC

Houston, Texas Area
Computer Software

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Mark Kingston's Overview

  • CEO at ARGUS Software Inc.
  • CEO at Izoic
  • Founder and CEO at ECOutlook
  • EVP at Integrated Orthopaedics Inc
  • Founder - EVP Stategy and Business Development at Physicians Resource Group
  • Manager at Johnson & Johnson
  • Founder - Managing Director at Masters Medical Practice Planning
  • Sales Representative at Johnson & Johnson
  • Sales Representative at Procter & Gamble

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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

The Pavonis Group LLC

Partnership; 51-200 employees; Real Estate industry

April 2013Present (1 year 6 months) Houston, Texas Area

Company Profile:

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 2003January 2013 (9 years 4 months) Houston, Texas Area

Company Profile:

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.

The Investors:

Lightyear Capital
Insight Partners
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 2002January 2003 (1 year 1 month) Greater Denver Area

Company Profile:

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.

50+ Employees

Lead Investors

Insight Partners
TH Lee Putnam Partners


Was hired by the investors at a time when the 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 1999September 2001 (2 years 4 months) Houston, Texas Area

Company Profile:

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.

50+ Employees

$ 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.


Integrated Orthopaedics Inc

19981999 (1 year)

Physician Practice Management Company

Founder - EVP Stategy and Business Development

Physicians Resource Group

Public Company; Myself Only; Computer Software industry

August 1994October 1998 (4 years 3 months) Dallas/Fort Worth Area

Company Profile:

Physician Practice Management Company

5000+ Employees
150 Physician Practices
800+ Physicians
225 Optical Shops
75 Surgery Centers
$ 428 million of Revenue
Offices in 26 states

Successful IPO to the NYSE in June of 1995

Lead Underwriter(s)

Smith Barney
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

19901994 (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.

Founder - Managing Director

Masters Medical Practice Planning

September 1986July 1990 (3 years 11 months) Indianapolis, Indiana Area

Responsible for Strategic Planning and Business Development and Operations Consulting Services for this medical products distribution company.

Sales Representative

Johnson & Johnson

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; JNJ; Hospital & Health Care industry

September 1984September 1986 (2 years 1 month) Indianapolis, Indiana Area

Worked within the Ophthalmic Division – Surgical Implants and Equipment

Sales Representative

Procter & Gamble

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; PG; Consumer Goods industry

September 1983September 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

  1. New Business Development
  2. Globalization
  3. APAC
  4. Americas
  5. Real Estate
  6. Asset Managment
  7. Due Diligence
  8. Real Estate Development
  9. Start-ups
  10. Commercial Real Estate
  11. Valuation
  12. Business Development
  13. Mergers
  14. Investments
  15. Strategy
  16. Real Estate Economics
  17. Entrepreneurship
  18. Investors
  19. Real Estate Transactions
  20. Asset Management
  21. Disposition
  22. Enterprise Software
  23. Investment Properties
  24. Brokerage
  25. Strategic Planning
  26. Financial Modeling
  27. Leadership
  28. Negotiation
  29. Property Management
  30. Mergers & Acquisitions
  31. Executive Management
  32. Joint Ventures
  33. Budgets
  34. Sales Process
  35. Strategic Partnerships
  36. Financial Analysis
  37. Consulting
  38. Leases
  39. Location Intelligence
  40. Portfolio Management
  41. Venture Capital
  42. Acquisitions
  43. Management
  44. Appraisals
  45. Private Equity
  46. Contract Negotiation
  47. Business Process
  48. Corporate Real Estate
  49. Training
  50. Selling

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Mark Kingston's Education

Mount Union College

B.S., Math, Physics


Activities and Societies: Wrestling, Football, Phi Kappa Tau

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 (; 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
Soccer (Goalie)

High School
All-City Wrestling
OCC Champion
District Champion
State Qualifier
High School All-American

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