Board of Directors, Phoenix Industrial Development Authority
President, MGS Realty Partners
Mark Winkleman is the Chief Operating Officer of ML Manager, LLC, successor to Mortgages Ltd., which has emerged from bankruptcy. Mortgages, Ltd. was a Phoenix-based hard money lender that had almost $1 billion in outstanding loans at the time of its bankruptcy. He is working to return as much money as possible to the approximately 1,500 investors that were damaged.
Winkleman founded MGS Realty Partners in 2000 and continues to serve as its President. MGS Realty Partners owns and operates various real estate assets and provides real estate advisory services.
From January 2003 until May 2009, Winkleman was the Arizona State Land Commissioner and directed the Arizona State Land Department, serving on the cabinets of Governors Napolitano and Brewer. As the Land Commissioner, he was responsible for the management of approximately 9.3 million acres of land within Arizona that was put into trust at Statehood and used primarily to generate funds for public education. During his tenure, the Land Department’s sales revenues exceeded $1.8 billion, breaking every revenue record previously established by the Department.
From 2001-2008, Winkleman served on the Board of the BFA Liquidating Trust, which was responsible for returning approximately $450 million to the investors that suffered losses from real estate investments as a result of the bankruptcy of the Baptist Foundation.
Winkleman was appointed by Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon to the Industrial Development Authority of the City of Phoenix, Board of Directors in June 2009. He is also the Vice Chairman of Valley Partnership, an association that promotes responsible development in the Phoenix metropolitan area. He is on the ULI Arizona steering committee and is a member of Lambda Alpha International and REIAC.
Winkleman is a licensed real estate broker and formerly a real estate attorney. He received his undergraduate degree in Accounting and Business Administration from the University of Kansas and his law degree from the University of Virginia.