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Ray Pesavento and Mark Falanga are the principals of RayMark Venture, LLC, a company involved in real estate investment, ownership, development and management. RayMark currently owns 110,000 square feet of retail and office property in Chicago's vibrant Andersonville neighborhood and an oceanfront development parcel in the Dominican Republic. Mark and Ray have over 45 combined years of experience in real estate management, ownership, and development. Ray is a former art and antique dealer who has practiced law for over twenty years and Mark holds a Ph.D. in urban planning and is a senior vice president for an international, publicly owned real estate company.

Ray and Mark take a collaborative approach in directly managing their properties and have a personal interest in each of their tenants. RayMark's integrative approach offers every one of its prospective and current tenants assistance in virtually every aspect of their business to assure that each business optimizes its success-potential. RayMark has assisted both prospective and current tenants in preparing business plans, securing private or bank financing, helping to develop marketing plans, identifying and selecting an appropriate architect, planning for and participating in community meetings, offering suggestions for legal counsel, identifying contractors, negotiating with contractors, identifying capable permit expediters, assisting with obtaining construction and business permits in a timely manner, managing construction, and assistance with ongoing business operations. RayMark does not charge fees for any of these services. Rather its motivation is simply to provide any assistance it can in helping its tenants be as successful as possible.

Because of RayMark's hands-on collaborative management approach, tenants find Mark and Ray to be very accessible, resourceful, responsive, and communicative. RayMark likes the people who occupy their buildings and the people who occupy their buildings like Mark and Ray.

Mark and Ray are creative and flexible. They are problem solvers and have assisted numerous local entrepreneurs in transforming their entrepreneurial vision into reality. Through their innovative collaboration, RayMark has partnered with numerous entrepreneurs and in doing so, has brought many successful local businesses to Andersonville, including Urbanest, In Fine Spirits, Sir Spa, Hamburger Mary's, City Olive, Marrekech Treasures, 2X10 Nails, Pasticceria Natalina, Steven Papageorge Hair Academy, Pink Pages, Brown Elephant, White Attic, Molitor Financial, Joel Berman Architecture, Lesley Ames Design, Air One Respiratory, Realty Chicago, and many others. In partnership with their tenants, RayMark has been instrumental in helping to strengthen Andersonville and define it as a truly classic urban neighborhood focusing primarily on local businesses that provide a unique retail experience.

RayMark is committed to maintaining the unique character of Andersonville and is actively involved in community affairs in the neighborhood. Ray is the treasurer of the Executive Board of the Andersonville Development Corporation. Both Mark and Ray are members of the 
Andersonville Chamber of Commerce and the Midsommarfest Committee. RayMark actively supports the three aldermen, Alderman Mary Ann Smith (48th Ward) Alderman Pat O'Connor (40th ward) and Alderman Helen Shiller (46th ward), whose wards encompass the Andersonville neighborhood retail corridor.


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RayMark Venture, LLC222 Merchandise Mart, P.O. Box 3025Chicago, Illinois 60654
Phone: (312) 952-6334Phone: (847) 922-4399Fax: (312) 379-6116
www.RayMarkVenture.comfalanga@RayMarkVenture.compesavento@RayMarkVenture.com


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