Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama and Theatre summa cum laude, University Georgia, 1975. Juris Doctor, University Georgia, 1978.
Assistant manager, K-Mart Corporation, Atlanta, 1975; assistant manager, K-Mart Corp, Spartanburg, South Carolina., 1975; law clerk, Bradley, Guthery, Turner and Curry, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1976-1977; regional real estate attorney, J.C. Penney Company, Inc., Atlanta, 1978-1984; regional real estate representative, J.C. Penney Company, Inc., Los Angeles, 1984-1985; senior real estate negotiator, Mervyn's division Dayton-Hudson, Dallas, 1985-1986; director of retail leasing and development, J.M.B./Urban Development Company, Chgo, 1986-1987; also vice president, J.M.B./Urban Development Company, Chgo, 1987-1991; senior vice president, JMB Retail Development, Chicago, 1991-1992; executive vice president, JMB Retail Development, Chicago, 1992-1994; executive vice president, chief legal officer, PTSI, Chicago, since 1992; chairman, Mark J. Podlin & Associations, Chicago, since 1993. President Podlin International Realty, Ltd., since 1994. Senior vice-president, director retail project management LaSalle Partners Ltd., since 1994.
Member International Council Shopping Centers, State Bar of Georgia, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association.
Married Sharon Jane Padgett, April 28, 1984.