Mark Shapland

EVP - Chief Operating Officer

Mark Shapland was named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Becknell Industrial in January 2011.

Mr. Shapland joined Becknell in 2008 and is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Company’s real estate portfolio, including new leasing, build-to-suit projects, acquisitions and portfolio management. He provides the leadership, management and vision necessary to ensure the Company has the proper operational controls and people in place to promote financial strength and operating efficiency. Mark is focused on strategic planning for the future and collaborates with Becknell’s management team to establish initiatives, develop and implement plans for the operational infrastructure of systems, processes and people designed to accommodate the rapid growth objectives of the Company.

A twenty year banking and real estate industry veteran, Mark is widely recognized for his real estate investment expertise and key institutional investor relationships. Prior to joining Becknell Industrial, he spent 17 years in commercial real estate lending.

He is a graduate of the University of Illinois and received his M.B.A. in Finance from Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University in 1993. Mark is a member of the Board of Directors for the H Foundation and a community based charity founded to fight cancer.


University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Bachelor of Science - Economics

Northwestern University
Master of Business Administration - Finance

Achievements & Affiliations

H Foundation - Board of Directors Member