Mark L. Esses
Mark Esses is the founder and President of California Realty Group. He has over 30 years experience and began his real estate career in 1985 with one of California’s largest retail development companies. He was personally involved in the acquisition, development, leasing and sales of over 250 shopping centers with a value of $500 million. Mark Esses supervised over $900 million of leasing transactions, as well as over 200 property acquisitions. He has been involved in transactions totaling over $3 billion.
Mark founded California Realty Group as a boutique real estate firm specializing in the sales, leasing, advisory services, real estate development and property management.
California Realty Group represents and advises portfolio owners and asset managers at all levels; financial institutions, insurance companies, pension funds, REITS and family offices in acquisition and disposition of assets.
Professional affiliations have included International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and California Association of Realtors (CAR).
Mark Esses has also been an expert witness in the commercial real estate field for both Federal and State Courts of the United States.
Mark has been involved with philanthropic causes throughout his professional career, including P.S. Arts, Habitat For Humanity, The Guardians-Los Angeles Jewish Home, Los Angeles ORT Technical School and USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. He also serves as an Executive Committee Board Member at the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate.
He received his B.S. degree in Real Estate Finance and Investment Analysis from the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business in 1983.