Mark Melson is the chief operating officer of Star America Infrastructure Partners, LLC. Since joining Star America, Mark has led the efforts to achieve successful closings on the Purple Line Project, the Michigan Freeway Lighting Project, and the University of Texas student housing projects. He joined Star America after a 25-year career of diverse senior management positions at LendLease.
Mark served in critical positions as LendLease grew to become one of the leading project management and construction companies in the Americas. He was appointed chief commercial officer in 2008 and then head of the risk and commercial department when the development and construction businesses were combined. This combined business is a leader in public-private partnerships, partnering with the Department of Defense to deliver military housing on 36 installations nationwide. It is the first developer to begin lodging operations with IHG under the Privatization of Army Lodging, now responsible for 8,500 hotel rooms at 21 US Army installations.
Mark is well known within the construction and development community as a deal maker with expertise in structuring large, complex commercial deals that have been executed successfully.