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Mark Daley III

Family information:

  • Born in Chapel Hill, NC (Christmas Eve 1965) and raised in Rocky Mount, NC
  • Currently lives in Raleigh, NC
  • Married to Lisa Daley for 28 years and they have three daughters (Becca 24 – recently graduated from Taylor University, Hope 21 – a senior at Biola University, Kate 20 –  junior at Furman University currently studying abroad in Scotland)

Business management and advisory experience:

  • Started career as corporate banker with Wachovia Corporation, was a Banking Officer and served on the Regional Credit Committee
  • Developed approximately $50mm worth of residential real estate in Chapel Hill
  • Founded The Generation Companies in 1996 and currently serves as CEO Generation has:
    • Developed, acquired, rebranded, operated and/or sold over 4,000 hotel rooms valued at over $300mm.
    • Currently operates approximately 3,000 extended stay rooms and is the largest owner/operator of extended stay brands by IHG and Choice Hotels
    • His team has won over 50 hotel industry awards including most recently the Deal of the Year Award from Hilton Hotels
  • Served on the global Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) Owner’s Association Board and Chaired the Candlewood Suites Brand Committee
  • The Generation hotel portfolio was purchased in Q4 2016 by Stepstone Global private equity for $200 million. Generation remains as operator, asset manager, and JV partner. Mark is the General Partner for the new ownership entity.
  • Since 2013 has served as a paid Advisory Board member for Boddie Noell Enterprises which has annual sales of approximately $500 million from quick-service restaurants and real estate development.

Church and/or civic experience:

  • Chaired multiple homeowner’s association boards
  • Chaired the Grace Church (Chapel Hill, NC) Finance Committee
  • Coached JV women’s basketball
  • Serves on the Board of Advisors for the UNC Horizons Program which is a substance abuse treatment program for pregnant or parenting women and their children with special emphasis on trauma related care.

Educational experience:

  • Oral Roberts University for college – majored in Business Administration and minored in Government – graduated Cum Laude
  • Held NC Real Estate Brokerage License and Broker-in-Charge designation since 2002

Interests, etc.:

Adventure Travel, Boating (and most anything on the water), Motorcycles, Cycling (Road), Yoga (non-spooky), Art, Beauty, Hiking, Red Wine, UNC Basketball, Great Coffee, Entrepreneurship, Health, Inner Freedom, Humor, new things (latest is Krav Maga lessons with my oldest daughter).