MARK HAYES BIO
In 2006, Mark was hired by the University of Central Florida to lead a team to value the economic impact of a Medical School and was instrumental in helping UCF and Lake Nona Development Company win the $300 million funding which led to the UCF College of Medicine and launch of the Lake Nona Life Sciences Cluster, now known as Medical City. Mark worked as a consultant to the Lake Nona Development Company on several Medical City deals, including Nemours Children’s Hospital, Valencia College, Orlando VA Medical Center and many other land deals. Additionally, Mark has worked on a variety of real estate projects for the Tavistock Group throughout the region, the Bahamas and Mexico.
From 2010 through 2015, Mark was the President and Broker for the real estate company of Isleworth, the region’s highest priced luxury golf community. In Isleworth, Mark closed over 70 transactions including the region’s highest priced home in more than 10 years. From 2013 through 2015, Mark also served as the President of Stockworth Realty, a company founded by the Tavistock Group. Mark led the Stockworth team from $46 million to over $91 million in sales, and in 2015 alone, Mark brokered over $135 million in sales with over 180 closings. From 2011 to 2015, Mark closed over $400 million in sales from over 400 closings. Stockworth is the preferred referral and relocation firm to the Tavistock Development Company, the United States Tennis Association and many other major employers in Central Florida. In January of 2016, Mark resigned from Isleworth and purchased Stockworth Realty Group. Mark has been a featured speaker for the Orange County Property Appraiser and is currently being featured nationally on Fox News as the area's expert on luxury real estate.
In his education role, Mark has led the education initiative for Lake Nona since 2006. Lake Nona is the state’s fastest growing community with over $3 billion in active construction. Lake Nona has been featured in numerous national media outlets, and was featured in Harvard Business Review for its innovative approaches to healthcare and education.
In 2009, Mark worked with the team that helped Florida and Orange County win the $700 million “Race to the Top” federal grant, which over $23 million came directly to Orange County Public Schools. Mark was a co-founder in the Lake Nona Institute and is the active Director of Education. Lake Nona Institute hosts the annual Lake Nona Impact Forum, attracting renowned speakers such as Deepak Chopra, Sanjay Gupta, Arianna Huffington, Dr. Oz and many others. Mark was also the founding chairman of the Lake Nona education council.