Mark Masinter is a Managing Member and founder of OPEN Realty Advisors, one of North America’s premier investment, development and real estate advisory firms solely focused on the consumer sector.  Under Mr. Masinter’s leadership, OPEN has consulted with and led the store growth and real estate execution strategies of some of North America’s premier consumer brands. Representative brands OPEN has led include: Apple (almost 300 stores since 1999); Restoration Hardware (more than 125 real estate transactions since 1992); Warby Parker (120 stores since 2014); J.Crew (more than 300 stores since 2005), Madewell (135 stores); and recent engagements with lululemon, AWAY Travel and Lucid Motors to initiate their respective store growth strategies.  In addition to the real estate advisory activities, Mr. Masinter has led the investment of some of the most wellknown retail developments in the US, representing billions in capital investment, including: Legacy West; Henderson Avenue redevelopment; and The Hub.  Mr. Masinter has invested in many retail, restaurant and direct-to-consumer channel businesses, including leading the founding investment in Restoration Hardware and as a founding partner of Retail & Restaurant Growth Capital, a mezzanine fund focused on growing retail and restaurant ventures including Quizno’s, Uncle Julio’s, and Elizabeth Arden Red Door Salons, among others.  Mr. Masinter received a Bachelor of Political Science degree from Southern Methodist University.