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.
In addition to their sourcing and acquisition, Dan manages the performance of the funds and investments sponsored by Intersection. Previously, he worked for BioMed Realty, where he oversaw the execution of investment strategies for over 3.5 million square feet of assets in the San Francisco and U.K. portfolios. In his spare time, Dan enjoys brewing beer, playing music, trading stocks, and cheering for the Padres. He is currently working towards his MBA at the University of Southern California.
Orquidia excels at handling day-to-day financial duties for Intersection. Previously, she was the senior accountant at Davlyn Investments, Inc., where she managed a portfolio of nine operating properties and 14 sub-entities. Over the past 10-plus years, Orquidia has run financials for investors, processed year-end financial packets for auditors, and performed technical accounting work. She likes running, hot yoga, and spending time with her family.
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.
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