Mark Thompson

Mark Thompson

Executive Vice President

As the former Chair of Manhattan Community Board Six, Mark has deep expertise on the issues at the heart of new development: land use and zoning matters, the City budget, municipal service delivery, and community relations. He brings three decades of experience to Capalino's clients.


Mark has successfully advised businesses, nonprofits, and cultural institutions on how to find unique solutions to multilayered projects. He has led teams in New York City and State, the United States, and Eastern Europe, garnering numerous awards along the way for outstanding public service and commitment to the community. His work ranges from securing tens of millions of dollars in funding for not-for-profits, to helping businesses navigate the complicated world of public approvals, to winning many government contracts via Request for Proposal processes. Among his many noteworthy clients include the Guggenheim Museum, The Frick Museum, Museum of Chinese in America, Ian Schrager Hotels, Diane Von Furstenberg, and others.

After graduating from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and the University of Southern California, Mark worked for the City of New York at the Department of General Services and the Public Development Corporation. Mark currently serves in leadership roles with the Samuel J. Tilden Democratic Club, Stonewall Democratic Club, and sits on the board or is a leading member of numerous other organizations.  He is dedicated to helping others with professional development and career advancement, as well as organizing local alumni events for the University of Southern California.

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