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Mark Boyer

Mark Boyer

Boulder, United States
Member since July 7, 2017
In a +20 year career, Mark has closed $300+ million in M&A and project financing with the likes of US Bank and Morgan Stanley. He's raised $80+ million of venture/corporate financing including $30+ million from First Solar (FSLR, NASDAQ). As he enjoys working with teams, entrepreneurs, and investors, Mark launched his consulting practice to leverage his experience to help innovative companies while satisfying his passion for lifelong learning.
Mark is now available for hire
Academic Highlights
Case studies
Industry Expertise
  • Real Estate Development
  • Renewable Energy
Other Expertise
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Due Diligence
  • Fundraising
  • Structured Finance
  • Tax Equity
  • Term Sheet Negotiations
  • Co-Founder
    SPUR Acquisitions
    2016 - PRESENT
    • Identified an emerging market trend and market gap for an arbitrage opportunity.
    • Developed a business plan including a robust financial model and pitch decks for fundraising efforts.
    • Led a $5 million fundraising effort with a mix of angels and institutional investors.
    • Co-managed the day-to-day financial and operational aspects of the company.
    • Sourced large and diverse mentor pool for entrepreneurs in transition on the platform.
    • Initiated a data science effort to more efficiently source a greater volume of acquisition opportunities.
  • Chief Capital Officer | Chief Financial Officer | Chief Operating Officer
    Clean Energy Collective
    2010 - 2016
    • Developed a business financial model and structure for the first community solar company in the US.
    • Raised a Series A venture round of $13 million with a syndicate of investors. The round included both equity and venture debt.
    • Negotiated and closed the first ever tax equity investment for a community solar project with US Bank.
    • Closed a $60 million project financing facility with Morgan Stanely; a $30+ million Series B round with First Solar; and $150 million in project debt financing with both national banks (such as Zions Bank) and regional banks.
    • Structured and raised two internal early stage development funds.
    • Managed FP&A, accounting, and capital markets functions; developed forecasts and annual budgets.
    • Prepared and presented board presentations on regular basis.
    • Sourced and negotiated land leases and acquisitions for multiple projects in multiple states.
    Focus areas: Corporate Finance, Project Finance, Finance Strategy, Fundraising, Fund Management, Budgeting, Investor Relations, Contract Negotiation
  • Founder | President
    The Willits Group
    2006 - 2010
    • Developed a 27-unit Sherman Hollow, an urban infill housing project. Raised $2 million of development capital for Sherman Hollow in a combination of debt and equity.
    • Negotiated a land option and developed a 50-acre rail-served industrial park: Garrity Commerce Center.
    • Negotiated and received letters of intent (LOIs) from Compton Transfer and Boise Cascade to lease 60% of Garrity Commerce Center.
    • Developed project finance models for both internal and external use on multiple projects ranging in size from $1 million to $300 million.
    • Built the financial model, performed due diligence and assisted in raising capital for the $20 million Cottonwood Commerce Center and for a $10 million Ken Carlye commercial building.
    • Built the financial model for the $300 million Tree Farm project and for the $50 million Cerise Ranch project.
    Focus areas: Real Estate Development, Real Estate Finance
  • Development Manager | Partner
    GrayMac Properties, LLC
    2001 - 2006
    • Oversaw all aspects of adaptive reuse projects which achieved IRRs in excess of 300%.
    • Managed the permitting process on complex infill projects in Boston, MA as well as the selection and negotiation of critical construction contracts.
    • Developed and tracked schedules and contract compliance for each project. Also handled all of the pay application and loan draw processes.
    • Developed and executed mitigation upon failure of initial structural design. Negotiated change orders for multiple contracts of varying size and complexity.
    Focus areas: Real Estate Development, Real Estate Project Management
  • Distinguished Alumni Recipient in Engineering
    Colorado State University - Fort Collins, CO, USA
    2013 - 2013
  • Master of Science in Real Estate, Economics, and Finance
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology | MIT - Cambridge, MA, USA
    2004 - 2005
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
    Colorado State University - Fort Collins, CO, USA
    1992 - 1996
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