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Mark Grinis

Global Real Estate, Hospitality & Construction Leader at EY


As the EY Global Real Estate, Hospitality & Construction (RHC) Sector Leader, Mark coordinates the efforts of our 15,000 RHC professionals around the world, who serve more than 6,000 clients. He brings three decades of real estate industry experience, and previously led the firm’s RHC Practice in the US Central region, and the Global Real Estate Private Equity practice.

Mark has served as lead advisor on more than US$50 billion of transactions. Prior to his current role, he was the lead audit partner for real estate funds, with an aggregate AUM of US$250 billion. Prior to that, Mark led the EY Americas Transaction Real Estate practice, and was also based in Japan for seven years as the EY Asia Real Estate Practice Managing Partner.

Mark is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in New York and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He has co-authored “The Guide to Distress Debt and Turnaround Investing” and our annual report, “Global Market Outlook: Trends in Real Estate Private Equity,” and he frequently speaks at key industry events and with media. Mark received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Accounting from Claremont McKenna College.