Mark Taylor to Serve on Lander’s Board of Trustees

May 6, 2024
The South Carolina General Assembly recently elected Mark Taylor, Esq., of Mount Pleasant, to fill the First Congressional District seat on the Lander University Board of Trustees. Taylor took part in his first meeting of the Board of Trustees Tuesday, April 30.

“I am excited to have this opportunity to serve Lander University, and the State of South Carolina, as a member of the Board of Trustees,” said Taylor, of his election. “I look forward to working alongside the University and other board members to help Lander continue in offering a quality education to our students.”

Taylor is the president and chief investment officer of Stone Street Capital, an investment advisory company that operates in a variety of different markets with offices in Charleston, Charlotte and Miami. Taylor has over 23 years of experience in real estate investment. Prior to his tenure at Stone Street, he worked for New York-based investment fund KBR Capital Partners, serving as senior vice-president and general counsel.

Before that, Taylor spent six years at the helm of the commercial real estate division of The Beach Company, a Charleston-based real estate development company known for its successful commercial and residential development projects across the Southeast. Taylor has spent a majority of his career bringing European investors into US-based real estate investments. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Furman University, attended medical school at MUSC, and earned his Juris Doctorate from Emory University School of Law.

Taylor is also an accomplished writer, having penned numerous articles related to real estate finance, and is the author of The Deal, a novel of historical and adventure fiction. Taylor has been married for 35 years, and has two children and one grandson.

“Through his extensive career in real estate investment, Mr. Taylor has made significant contributions to South Carolina’s economy, and we are thankful that he has chosen to continue his service to our state as a member of our Board of Trustees,” said Dr. Richard Cosentino, president of Lander University. “We are very fortunate to have such wonderful talent on our Board of Trustees. Each member brings a unique perspective and important insight to our board meetings, which are vital to our decision making and moving our institution in a positive direction.”