President, Ritchie Commercial
Commercial Real Estate and Development Columnist
Columns contributed second Wednesday of every month
Mark has spent his entire career in commercial real estate including in the 1980s working for Lincoln Property Company building and leasing four Downtown San Francisco high rise office buildings. He teamed up with his late father in 1987 and came to San Jose to rebuild that office. Ritchie Commercial currently has offices in San Jose, San Francisco, Walnut Creek and Santa Cruz and is active throughout Northern California in full service commercial real estate brokerage and property management.
Mark has been awarded Office Broker of the Year, Hall of Fame and Mike Murphy (For Community Service) Awards by the Association of Silicon Valley Brokers, ASVB. He has chaired the boards of the ASVB multiple times, as well as San Jose Museum of Art and History San Jose. Mark is a senior fellow of American Leadership Forum Silicon Valley.
Mark also served as Honorary Consul for Uruguay in San Francisco for 25 years. He graduated in 1979 Phi Beta Kappa from UC Berkeley in Economics and Political Science with a minor in Practice of Fine Art.
He is a passionate surfer and skier, and a single father of two girls.