Local Expertise. Global Connections.
Mark has built a reputation as a responsive and dedicated broker who uses his market expertise and extensive background in finance to identify and close on prime opportunities for his clients. As a multi-year top-producing agent at a boutique real estate firm, he brings an unparalleled level of experience, skills, and customer service to real estate transactions. Whether working with a first-time condo buyer or selling a multi-million dollar investment property, Mark strives to understand each client's unique needs and leads them confidently through all aspects of what is often a complex process. Constantly looking at the long-term benefits, Mark educates his clients with their future in mind, and remains a trusted advisor long after any single transaction has closed. Mark chose to align himself with the Jameson Sotheby's brand based on their outstanding global reputation, powerful marketing and technology platforms, and a shared commitment to excellence in service. Prior to following his passion into real estate, Mark worked as a derivatives trader for five years and founded multiple commercial real estate ventures. Calling on his extensive experience in valuation and negotiation, Mark is incredibly thorough and thoughtful when determining market prices and negotiating strategies, and has an aptitude for generating financial solutions under pressure. His technical acumen brings a rare added value to his clients, as he navigates the competitive bidding process and strategically positions and markets properties to maximize sales results. A resident of Wicker Park along with his wife and son, Mark is well-versed in the nuances of Chicago's neighborhoods, enabling him to assist buyers in finding their ideal fit while helping sellers feel confident in their outcome. Mark cultivates his artistic side through his love of playing music, and calls on both his creative sensibilities and education in engineering to advise clients on the key aesthetic and structural features of a property, as well as its shortcomings. Mark earned his B.S. in Chemical Engineering at Iowa State University and his M.A. in Economics from University of Kansas where he served as a Research and Teaching Assistant.