M. James “Jim” Mark

Chief Executive Officer
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Area of Expertise

Commercial Real Estate Brokerage, Development and Management
Real Estate Acquisition and Investment
Redevelopment Opportunities
Economic Development


“Portland is a incredible place to live and work, and our company has the good fortune to find success here. Our achievements are the result of a great team effort, not an individual one, thanks to the best minds in the real estate business working together for one company. I’m honored to work alongside an exceptional team of people who work very hard every day to deliver truly the best service.”


Jim is one of the fortunate individuals who found his dream job at an early age– working in commercial real estate. Growing up in a real estate family, he learned how the business works from the inside out. He walked through properties with his dad, listened to dinner table discussions, and worked in the property maintenance department with some of the best.  Jim got his official start with the company in 1981 as a leasing associate and paid his dues by brokering countless deals throughout the region. As the business grew, he took on more responsibility and had a hand in every facet of real estate from development to acquisition to construction. Today he leads all of the Melvin Mark Companies. Mentored by the best, he took away valuable lessons from these experiences that shape him as the skilled leader he is now: surround yourself with the best people, give back to your community, and do business with honesty and integrity.