Originally from the United Kingdom, Mark and his wife Michelle moved to the Englewood area in 2000. The couple got married on Boca Grande and fell in love with Placida! Alongside his Father in Law, he established a successful real estate company whereby they built houses for British & European Investors wanting a second home in Paradise! Florida Gold Homes Inc. targeted the luxury end of the vacation market and Michelle, an Interior Designer who trained in London, created bespoke interiors that wowed guests! They stood out from the crowd and over the course of twelve years had built over 500 custom homes, created a strong vacation rental platform that created revenue for absentee owners. In 2012, Mark was offered an opportunity he could not refuse working for an esteemed British Investment company whose investors were based in London, Spain, Russia, Belgium, The Middle East and Far East. With the US recession in full swing, the move made sense and the family returned to their roots. Mark quickly worked his way up and became the Sales Director selling just over $151 million of real estate (£119.6 million) plus an additional $38.1 million in Spanish property.Having travelled the globe with work, Florida beckoned and the couple decided to move back to Florida in 2017 with their three children who missed the beach and the easy, carefree lifestyle. The family now live in Venice with their Golden Retriever puppies and spend time surfing, watching sunsets and of course remodelling houses!
Mark is a military veteran and has been involved with charities that support disabled vets since 1985