Mr. Gardner is Chairman of the Board of Gardner Capital, Inc. as well as Gardner Solar Development, LLC. Prior to forming Gardner Capital, Mr. Gardner practiced law, representing clients in the areas of real estate, business and complex financial transactions. His practice also included complex business litigation.
Gardner Capital was formed by Mark Gardner in 1992 as a regional affordable housing development company. Gardner has since evolved into a national company that builds, manages, and owns affordable and market rate housing throughout the United States. Gardner Capital is also a premier tax credit syndication firm that provides equity for low-income housing tax credit projects, historic projects and more recently solar projects.
Mr. Gardner has overseen the development of utility scale solar projects from a niche business to the fastest growing sector of the Gardner family of companies. Gardner has grown into the largest owner and supplier of solar energy in the State of Missouri as it continues to expand its footprint throughout the country.