CEO: Mark T. Torok
Mark T. Torok is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Silver Star Properties REIT, Inc. (formerly Hartman Short Term Income Properties XX, Inc. “Hartman”) He was appointed to the role in October 2022 following the transition of the company’s founder, Al Hartman.
Mark brings with him over 30 years of regulatory, compliance, securities, and real estate experience to the position. He began his career with regulatory stints as an administrative law judge at the Oregon and Pennsylvania insurance departments. He held positions at Erie Indemnity Company (where he was instrumental in their listing on the NASDAQ national securities exchange in 1995), USAA (where he was director of regulatory compliance), and Argonaut Insurance Group (where he was Chief Compliance Officer)
Having joined us as a securities attorney in June 2015, he became General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in 2016 and was appointed Chief Operating Officer in 2020. Mark has also worked in private practice focused on real estate, securities, and business law. A frequent lecturer to diverse audiences on real estate and asset protection, he has appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox affiliates as a “New Master of Real Estate.” He is a co-author of the Amazon best-seller, Protect and Defend (Your Business, Family and Wealth) (Celebrity Press, 2012).
Mark holds a BA in Economics from Gettysburg College, a Juris Doctor degree from Willamette University College of Law, and FINRA series 7, 24, and 63 securities licenses.