The closing of Aspen's Summit House for $29.5 million this past December (2015), marks the second time in the past 5 years Mark has represented the Seller in the highest priced single-family home sale in Colorado for that year. Mark brokered both the listing and selling sides of another Red Mountain estate at $20,750,000, which was the highest priced single-family home sale in the state of Colorado for 2011. That sale, combined with several other transactions, placed him as the 9th largest producer in the entire Roaring Fork Valley. Since then, he represented the Buyer in the first successful real estate auction in Aspen. That Red Mountain home sold for $11,750,000 in 2012. In addition, he recently concluded the sale of an Aspen penthouse for $13,200,000 in 2015, which, at $2,693/sq ft, was one of the highest prices per square foot ever paid in Aspen's real estate history.
In 1979, Mark graduated from the University of Missouri and prior to embarking on his real estate career in 1995, owned Mark Justin, a successful retail-clothing store in Aspen for over ten years. Along the way, he developed the Wheeler Block (currently Georgia Brown Antiques) and Prada buildings in Aspen and was honored by Aspen's Historic Preservation Commission for his work. He had the honor to serve as board Secretary for the Aspen Board of Realtors in 2003, and currently serves on the Board of Theatre Aspen. Mark has consistently been in the top 5% of all Brokers for sales in the Aspen area and because of his accomplishments, has earned the respect of his peers as well as his customers and clients.
Mark and his wife, Laura, spend time in South Florida during the "off-seasons", and their son, James, is a Sous Chef at John Besh's and Aaron Sanchez's collaborative restaurant, "Johnnie Sanchez" in New Orleans, LA.