With more than 25 years of experience in commercial real estate, Mark’s passion for the industry runs deep. As Intersection’s co-leader alongside Rocco Cortese, he inspires values-driven performance in his team, ensuring the highest quality client service in the brokerage and real estate services division. A life-long Padres fan, Mark can’t wait for the day San Diego brings home a championship. When he isn’t home tending to the horses and cows that reside on his boarding ranch, Mark is an avid jeep enthusiast and enjoys camping in the desert.
A real estate investment manager since 1987, Rocco has navigated multiple commercial real estate cycles and built many strong relationships along the way. Alongside Mark Hoekstra, Rocco leads the Intersection team with integrity and wisdom, overseeing marketing, business development, and the investment advisory business. Rocco is a current board member for the San Diego Chapter of Entrepreneur’s Organization. An avid Bay Area sports fan, he’s waiting patiently for another 49er Super Bowl. He spends the rest of his free time playing guitar, skiing, and keeping track of his three teenage children.
With responsibilities including marketing, human resources, and office management, Rounak is integral to ensuring the transparency and responsiveness for which Intersection is renowned. With over 10 years’ experience in commercial and residential real estate, she also provides indispensable assistance to the firm’s managing partners. Rounak speaks both Kurdish and Farsi. When she’s not hard at work, she enjoys cooking, traveling abroad, and painting.
Nadir oversees all construction and development activity including both ground-up and adaptive reuse projects for Intersection. His construction management experience includes over 3 million square feet of new ground-up construction, over half a million square feet of tenant improvements, and full redevelopment of both office and hotel properties, primarily in California. His acquisition due-diligence and entitlement experience spans most property types including industrial, commercial, office, multifamily, and hospitality. Nadir’s development experience includes obtaining entitlements at all levels, up to and including full environmental impact reports and parcel map creation.
Ken provides 25 years of experience in real estate strategy and development, facility management, design, and construction operations, and has led the corporate real estate, facilities, and capital project organizations at Pfizer, Amgen, PG&E, and Verizon. Ken has developed life sciences, industrial and office assets throughout North America, and was a former Board member with the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers. He received his MBA from Temple’s Fox School of Business and undergraduate degrees in architecture and civil engineering from Drexel University. Originally from South Jersey, Ken now lives in Cardiff-by-the-Sea with his wife and children and remains a loyal Philadelphia sports fan.
Jay brings more than 45 years of experience to Intersection’s brokerage division, specializing in commercial brokerage tenant representation and investment sales. His extensive market knowledge enables him to identify sound sales and leasing opportunities that are both value-enhancing and strategic investments. Jay is certified with the prestigious SIOR Designation representing the highest level of knowledge and ethics in the industry. Outside of work, he is an active member of the local Rotary Club and enjoys vacationing abroad.
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