Industry Veteran, Mark Villalpando to Launch Management Services Division 1

Velocity Retail Group announces the hiring of Mark Villalpando as Senior Vice President and Designated Broker of the firms newly launched Velocity Management Services division. The division will work with our new and existing clients to maximize property value and investment returns.

In addition, Mark will be the Senior Vice President of Development for Accelerated Development Services, Velocity Retail’s affiliate company. This company provides a resource for Velocity’s clients to handle their build-to-suit expansions as well as construction management.

“In order to continue to provide excellent service across each of our business platforms and serve our development partner clients we have formed Velocity Management Services. Mark’s background, experience and industry knowledge are a perfect complement to our organization,” said Dave Cheatham, President of Velocity Retail Group and Accelerated Development Services. “Our clients require solutions that provide a consistent service delivery level regardless of whether its brokerage, development services, consulting, or asset management. For Accelerated Development Services, Mark will expand upon our build-to-suit and construction management services for our tenant clients,” he added.

Mark has an impressive and varied career which includes practicing real estate and corporate law, developing community and neighborhood retail projects throughout the west, establishing a bank and serving as chairman, and working with two national retailers as they opened over 150 stores. Most recently, he has consulted with national retailers on portfolio optimization, lease management and growth strategies, as well as providing asset management services for commercial projects.

“I have worked with the leadership group at Velocity Retail for most of my career. I have always considered them to be market leaders, and on the cutting edge of what retail clients are seeking. I am eager to launch this new division, and work with the build-to-suit tenants on their construction management. This will provide another layer of services that will continue the firm’s reputation of always providing excellence in all we do,” said Villalpando.

Mark is an Arizona native, and holds a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School, and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Arizona.

Mark can be reached at: 602-682-8190 email: