MARK B WEISS, PRESIDENT
Mark B Weiss, Managing Broker of his office, began the company bearing his name in 1988. Over the years, Mark B Weiss Real Estate has taken a prominent role, and become well recognized nationally as a leader in the sale of commercial and investment property for financial institutions, private owners, corporations and trusts, and as a developer of vintage property renovations throughout Chicago’s neighborhoods.
A graduate of Von Steuben High School and DePaul University, Mr. Weiss is past president of the Lincoln Park Builders Club and a member of both Rogers Park and Edgewater Uptown Builders Club. He is a member of the Harvard Club of Chicago.
From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Wise was a member of the Board of Directors of the Chicago Association of Realtors and served as the chairman of the Associations Commercial Committee from 2000 to 2002, conducting monthly programs and seminars for his contemporaries. Mark established the first commercial convention for the association. From 1998 to 2001, under Mayor Richard M. Daley, Mark was appointed to be a member of the City of Chicago’s Permit Advisory Board. Mr. Weiss is the past Director of the Illinois CCIM Chapter and achieved a CCIM in 1994, A member in perpetuity and past Director of the Chicago Real Estate Council, a member of the National Association of Realtors, the Realtor’s National Marketing Institute, the Real Estate Investment Association, the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, the National Association of Auctioneers, the City Club of Chicago, the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce and the Andersonville Chamber of Congress. Mr. Weiss has been awarded multiple “Good Neighbor Awards” from the Chicago Association of Realtors for excellence in vintage renovation of historical residential properties located in many of Chicago’s neighborhoods.
Mr. Weiss is the author of seven books: “Landlord and Property Management“, “Real Estate Flipping“ and “The Everything Home Buying bBook“, “Secrets of a Millionaire Real Estate Developer“ and “Condos, Townhomes, and Co-ops” “Common Sense: Making Good Decisions and Real Estate Work Out” and his novel “The I Can’t Get Enough Club”.
Mr. Weiss began his business career when he was 19 years old in 1972, when he conceived the idea and then opened the Uncle Dan Army-Navy stores in Chicago and began their international mail order catalog business.
In 1997 Mr. Weiss helped organize and found and the NCB Holdings Company of the New Century Bank, which was chartered in 1998. Mr. Weiss was a member of the Holding Company Board of Directors. Mr. Weiss was a board member of Ontario Street Investments a financial planning and investment firm, also part of NCB Holdings. Mr. Weiss and his partners had the foresight to coordinate the sale of their ownership in the bank prior to the Great Depression of 2007 to 2013. Thus making his shareholders profitable.
Mr. Weiss completed all courses and earned his certification, becoming a certified Commercial Member of the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute of the National Association of Realtors. As an expert in the disciplines of commercial and investment real estate, Mr. Weiss is a real estate professional who has completed 240 hours of graduate-level courses in financial analysis, commercial brokerage, market analysis, tax planning, managing in marketing troubled assets, decision analysis, and negotiations.
Mr. Weiss first became a receiver in 1989 and has experience in being a receiver in Cook, Cane, and DuPage County and has frequently been retained as an expert witness in legal cases involving a variety of private, bankruptcy, and to disputed real estate matters.
Mr. Weiss has been actively engaged in selling property using the auction method of sale as well. Mr. Weiss is well-versed in traditional sales as well as sealed bid and public call auctions. Mr. Weiss acts in the capacity of the auction as well as auction event coordinator.
Mr. Weiss has taught at the Latin School of Chicago’s “Live and Learn Program” and at the Learning Annex in New York, Minneapolis, and Los Angeles. Mr. Weiss has moderated the Lincoln Park Builders Club Annual Forum on multiple occasions.
Because of his celebrity and expertise in the field of real estate, Mr. Weiss often appears on both radio and television programs as a real estate expert for interviews and panel discussions. Having been featured on CNN, FOX, CNBC, PBS, NBC, WGN, XM Radio, KRE, WCIU, as well as other media, Mark is often a “go-to guy“ often quoted in Time Magazine, Money Magazine, the Chicago Sun-Times, the Chicago tribune, Chicago Magazine, Jane Magazine, CBS’ marketwatch.com, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the St. Petersburg Times, The Detroit Free Press, the Florida Times Union, Woman’s World, The Estates Gazette, UK, CCIM and realtor publications as well as other newspapers and publications both national and international.
Philanthropy and community service:
As a teenager, Mark was in multiple leadership roles within the B’Nai B’Rith Youth Organization (BBYO), as president of the Peterson Park Aza, The President of the Northwest Council of Chicago, the Chicago Region secretary and the Newspaper Editor. He was awarded the “Youth of the Month” awarded by Chicago’s Junior Chamber of Commerce, in 1969, for leadership and community service work.
Mark was a member of the B’Nai B’Rith Youth Organization Board of Directors from 1976 to 1981 and an advisor to the Manor Aza, a fraternity for Jewish boys.
In 2004, Mark was honored by the State of Israel Bonds Real Estate Division as their first Real Estate Honoree. He is currently the chairman of the Real Estate Division for the State of Israel Bonds, and a member of the Board of Governors for the State of Israel Bonds. From 2004 to 2010, Mark was a founding member of “Arts at Large”, a non-for profit organization dedicated to uniting emerging musicians and artists with diverse audiences in a wide array of unique settings.
Mark has many things that keep him interesting and involved. He studied at Second City in Chicago, in the early 1990s and writes and performs stand up comedy. He is an active entertainer doing storytelling to audiences in a variety of venues and clubs.
For details of any of the above call Mark at 1-312-617-3630, or write to firstname.lastname@example.org
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