Mark has over 28 years experience of buying, refurbishing, letting, selling and managing residential property in the North of England both on a professional and private basis.
Mark began his property career in estate agency straight after leaving school. He quickly worked his way up to Area Manager level for both corporate and independent Estate Agency chains and after 10 years in the industry left to start his own business.
Mark started MRA Consulting in 1993 when the Alliance & Leicester Plc gave him the position of Property Marketing Consultant North Region. The role involved advising on the market in general and assisting in the disposal of repossession and relocation properties throughout the whole of the North of England. This entailed valuing the property, outlining and managing a refurbishment programme, recommending the best local agent and then monitoring the sale through to completion.
Mark realized that there was an opportunity to provide a similar service to other financial institutions and asset managers. Since 1993 clients have included:- Barclays, NatWest, Woolwich, HSBC, Northern Rock, Pascoe Facilities Management, The Property Appraisal Company and Homecheck amongst others.
In 1997 Mark began to assist private individuals to invest in residential property in the North of England and MRA Property Investments was created. The business converted to limited company status in 2002 and since then has successfully assisted individuals and investment funds to purchase more than 750 properties.
More than 550 of these properties are let and managed by a successful estate agency and lettings business started by Mark in 2004. This letting business also has maintenance, plumbing and roofing divisions.
Crowd2Let was created in early 2014.
During the whole of this time Mark has also, of course, been building his own private property portfolio.
Mark is 49 years old, married with 2 children and lives in Tyne & Wear.