Real Estate 2023: MARK J. HOURIGAN SR.
FOUNDER AND CEO, HOURIGAN GROUP, RICHMOND
After stints with Westinghouse and Galloway, Mark Hourigan founded construction and development company Hourigan Group in 1993. The company has more than 200 employees, all based in Virginia.
Notable Hourigan Group projects include the 17-story VCU Health Adult Outpatient Pavilion and the University of Richmond’s 8,700-seat Robins Stadium, as well as Apex Plaza, a mixed-use building in Charlottesville with Apex Clean Energy as its lead tenant. The 265,000-square-foot building, which opened in April 2022, is Virginia’s tallest large-scale mass timber building.
In 2022, the Greater Richmond Association for Commercial Real Estate (GRACRE) named Hourigan’s VCU Health pavilion as project of the year. Hourigan also received the GRACRE industrial lease award for Lowe’s lease of a distribution facility in the Deepwater Industrial Park in Richmond, as well as the public-private partnership project award for the NOVA Aquatics Center it built in a former department store at Regency Square mall in Henrico County.
Hourigan earned his bachelor’s degree at Gettysburg College and his MBA from the University of Richmond. He serves on the industry advisory board for Virginia Tech’s Myers-Lawson School of Construction and is a past chair of GO Virginia Region 4’s GROW Capital Jobs Foundation.