Entrepreneur’s Story: Citymark Capital– December 14, 2020 by Randy Myeroff

In this installment of Entrepreneur’s Story, highlighting the journey of successful private companies and their leaders, we focus on Dan Walsh and Citymark Capital — a high performing real estate investment fund headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. This entrepreneur’s story highlights what keen instincts and great decision making can accomplish. Below is an excerpt from Dan’s story featured in the fall 2020 issue of Taxonomics.


Dan Walsh lives with a remarkable intentionality. So, not surprisingly, he undertook careful due diligence before leaping from the relative stability of the banking world to the shakier ledge of a start-up venture. He also thought long and hard about the personal financial ramifications of failure — as a Northeast Ohio regional president of Huntington Bank with a young family should before voluntarily crossing the chasm to entrepreneurship. But, to Walsh, the potential rewards ultimately outweighed the risks.

His early career experience was a solid foundation for future success — both as a banker at KeyBank focused on making real estate deals with developers, and then with the institutional investor relationships he forged later at Huntington Bank. If Walsh were to point to one single factor in his business success, it would simply be relationships: “I just have always liked people, and enjoy getting to know them.”

Read the full story in Taxonomics to learn how Walsh rapidly funded and built a national real estate investment platform, despite numerous challenges.


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