Mark is a partner at Silverpeak Real Estate Partners. Prior to his association with Silverpeak, Mark was a Managing Director of Lehman Brothers, Head of the Global Real Estate Group, and a voting partner in all of Lehman’s real estate private equity funds. Mr. Walsh spent over twenty years with Lehman Brothers, where he oversaw the firm’s distressed mortgage debt acquisitions, real estate equity and lending activities. During his career at Lehman Brothers, Mr. Walsh oversaw the origination of more than $300 billion of commercial real estate debt and equity transactions (both for the firm and its private equity business). Under his leadership, Lehman Brothers was a top ranked CMBS underwriter both globally and domestically and compiled a very successful equity investment track record. In addition to his responsibilities in Real Estate, Mr Walsh was a member of Lehman Brothers’ Investment Committee, the Lehman Brothers’ Management Committee and the Fixed Income Operating Committee. Prior to joining Lehman Brothers, Mr. Walsh was a lawyer and represented financial market transactions. Mr. Walsh is also a Founding Member of the Ziman Center for Real Estate at UCLA and holds a B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross and a J.D. from Fordham Law School.