Mark Delph is
Director, Head of Global Real Estate at Groupon, where he designed, led and
implemented the zero based real estate rationalization strategy. First-year
results included: right-sizing from 177 facilities in 36 countries to 98
facilities in 19 countries, G/L facility cost reduction of nearly 25%, from
$80M to $63M and redundant facility staff reduction from 67 to 25.
Previously, Delph was
Director of Real Estate at Duff and Phelps, a mid-market investment bank, where
he was responsible for delivering strategic client consulting for Real Estate
Investment Trusts, Real Estate Development Companies and Government
Prior to Duff and
Phelps, Delph served as Director of both IT and Real Estate for 13 years at
Fortune Brands, a $13 Billion consumer products company with brands including:
Titleist, Jim Beam, Master Lock, Moen faucets and many others. As the real
estate department head, he was responsible for a 6.4 million SF global real
estate portfolio, comprised of 9 corporate headquarters and 64 production
facilities and; either directed or personally lead: strategy, site selection,
acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, contract negotiations, project design,
planning and construction through turnkey completion for all major assets.
negotiated the largest manufacturing incentive deal in western Virginia since
WWII (creating 750 jobs) and culminating in $7 million in grants; completed
directly with Gov. Mark Warner at the State House in Richmond.
Delph is a team
builder and player/coach adept at forging professional working relationships
with senior management to deliver multiple, high-profile, major projects
on-time and on-budget. He has a keen
ability to recognize potential business opportunities, gain an understanding of
the market, complete gap and financial analysis, develop a go/no go consensus
and then execute.
Delph holds a Master’s
Degree in Real Estate Development from the University of Southern California
and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of
Michigan. He is a US Navy Special
Operations veteran having served as Helicopter Rescue Swimmer with the 7th Fleet. He is a graduate of the Second City Improv
and performed on the main stage 3 times.
In the summer you might find him sailing on lake Michigan, or road
racing a z-06 corvette throughout the Midwest.
Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Mark.