Darren LaFavor

Engineering Manager
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Area of Expertise

Building management systems
Tenant relations
Emergency management


“I was drawn to Melvin Mark by its history and family atmosphere. It isn’t every company where you have easy access to company leadership who are interested in your opinions and mindful of what you have to say.”


As engineering manager, Darren LaFavor oversees a crew of building engineers and maintenance techs who keep the Melvin Mark portfolio of managed buildings working at peak performance. He tracks budgets, people and projects to ensure that properties are well-maintained and tenant needs are addressed in a timely manner. Darren came to Melvin Mark in 2017 with a knack for mechanical problem-solving and more than two decades of experience in facilities management and building systems. Skilled at managing emergency situations, he places tenant and building safety as a number one priority. In addition to his leadership role at Melvin Mark, he has been a volunteer firefighter for 21 years, and serves as captain to a volunteer crew of firefighters Clark County. Darren holds a BA in Youth Ministry from Andrews University and lives in Vancouver, Wash.