Company Background


Headquartered in Spring, Texas, Mark-Dana Corporation (MDC) is a full service real estate company. MDC and its affiliates develop, build and manage multi-family housing in Texas and Virginia. The principals of MDC have been involved in developing, building and managing multi-family housing for more than 40 years.

MDC takes pride in producing high quality affordable, workforce, and market rate developments that will stand the test of time. We focus on materials and designs that will last and minimize ongoing operating and maintenance expenses. MDC develops properties through acquisition/rehabilitation and new construction. MDC holds it's properties for the long term.

Meet the Team

Our team consists of members in Texas and Virginia.

David M. Koogler (Dave)

Founder & Former CEO

Co-founder and former CEO. Even though retired, Dave is still active as an advisor to MDC and its affiliates. Dave received the Virginia Housing Alliance Hall of Fame in 2022. He co-founded MDC after retiring from international mining management, Executive Vice President, Natural Resources, Gulf + Western Industries (now Paramount), is a graduate of Virginia Tech (BSIE), has a Masters of Business Administration from Drexel University, is a registered Professional Engineer, and is a licensed real estate broker in Virginia.

Margery C. Koogler

Co-Founder & Former Executive VP

Co-founder and former Executive Vice President and Secretary. Even though retired, Margery is still active as an advisor to MDC and its affiliates. Margery holds an inactive real estate license in Virginia and graduated from Salem College (BS) and Bowman Grey Medical School (Wake Forest) with a degree in Medical Technology.

Executive Team

David Mark Koogler (David)

President & CEO

David has been working with Mark-Dana in various capacities since its formation. He became President and COO in 2007 and then President and CEO in 2020. Prior to joining MDC, David was Vice President, Corporate Development – Legal for Enron Corporation (post-bankruptcy David handled PUHCA compliance and the disposition of assets such as a wind turbine business and Portland General Electric Company).  David was also a Partner in the Corporate/Finance Sections of Haynes and Boone, LLP and Butler & Binion, LLP. David graduated from Lehigh University (BSIE) and Washington & Lee University School of Law (JD).

Dana R. Koogler

Executive Vice President

Dana has been working with Mark-Dana in various capacities since its formation.  Dana is a sales management and business development professional with over 20 years of experience selling complex products and services for companies such as Juliska, Global Exchange Services, Inc., General Electric Information Services, and Sprint Corporation. Dana has a real-estate license and graduated from Bucknell University (BS Economics).

Zach Cavender

Vice President

Zach is responsible for the development, financial analysis and management of all development projects at MDC. He has a BS in Political Science and an MBA with a concentration in Real Estate from the University of Houston. Prior to joining MDC, he spent time at Midway Companies and the Urban Land Institute.

Carolyn Lambert

VP of Mark-Dana Managment, LLC

Carolyn has over 20 years of property management experience with MDM.  Carolyn is responsible for the management of all of MDC's and its affiliate's multi-family properties in Virginia. Carolyn is a licensed real estate agent in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Oscar Leal

Vice President of Construction, Koogler Construction of Texas, LLC

Oscar has extensive experience in construction supervision, construction management, and development of multi-family (affordable and market rate), single-family, commercial, and industrial projects.  Oscar graduated from the University of Houston (BS Construction Management).

Kellie Mazzilli

CFE- Vice President- Asset Management & Accounting

Kellie is an accounting professional with over 25 years of experience in public, private and manufacturing accounting. Kellie Mazzilli graduated from Sam Houston State University with a BS in Accounting and currently holds a Certified Fraud Examiners License from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Team Members

Larry Blaser

Project Analyst

Larry is a member of the MDC development team. Larry graduated from University of Arkansas, Sam M. Walton Honors College of Business with a Bachelor of Finance with a concentration in Real Estate and a Supply Chain Minor.

Kendra Brake

Compliance and Construction Assistant

Kendra handles and oversees all Davis Bacon and HUD Section 3 compliances. She also coordinates with city and county government officials and contractors to ensure contractor compliance with programs such as Davis Bacon, HUD Section 3, City of Houston MWSBE, Pay or Play for Health Insurance, Apprenticeship Program goals, and OSHA training requirements. Kendra assists the construction team with construction project management.

Daniel Macias

Project Manager

Daniel is responsible for construction project management. He is a graduate of the University of Houston with a BS in Construction Management Technology.

Taylor Pate

Senior Director

Taylor is a member of the MDC development team. He works on the financial analysis and management of development projects at MDC. Taylor graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Business Administration.

Francine Powers

Accounting Manager

Francine is an accounting professional with 20 years of experience in all aspects of accounting. She graduated from Santa Clara University with a BS in Accounting and received an Advanced Technical Certificate in Professional Accountancy from Lone Star College.

Katie Stell Featherstone

Office Assistant

Katie handles bookkeeping, filing, and assists with accounting and office administration for MDC.  Prior to joining MDC, Katie had extensive experience as an office manager, accounting assistant, marketing assistant, and accounts receivable and invoicing manager.