Capital Square, a national real estate investment sponsor, has hired Mark Mercado as vice president of private offerings and Michele Wiens as national accounts manager.
Mercado’s career in the financial services industry spans more than 18 years. He has experience in product development, sales, closing, acquisitions, key accounts and due diligence.
Prior to joining Capital Square, Mercado spent three years as vice president of private offerings with SmartStop Asset Management and helped launch the company’s private real estate investment trust and Delaware statutory trust offerings. Previously, he was employed by national real estate sponsors Thompson National Properties LLC and Grubb & Ellis for a combined 12 years, where he worked on private placements and 1031 exchanges.
Wiens joins Capital Square from Virtua Partners, where she served as vice president of strategic relationships. In this role, she created, activated, and managed relationships with new partners, negotiated contracts, and oversaw all business development activities as well as capital raising efforts on the east coast.
Previously, she served as vice president of national accounts at CIM Group. Wiens has experience in capital markets and investment strategies, and holds FINRA Series 7, 6 and 63 licenses.
Capital Square is a national real estate firm specializing in tax-advantaged real estate investments, including Delaware statutory trusts for Section 1031 exchanges and qualified opportunity zone funds for tax deferral and exclusion. Since 2012, Capital Square has completed more than $2.6 billion in transaction volume. The firm’s related entities provide a range of services, including due diligence, acquisition, loan sourcing, property/asset management, and disposition, for high-net-worth investors, private equity firms, family offices and institutional investors.