A native of Durham, Mark graduated from Wittenberg University with a degree in Economics and an MBA degree from Wake Forest University. He earned his CCIM Commercial Brokerage designation in 1991. Mark has served as president of the Durham-Chapel Hill Commercial Listing Service as well as President of the Triangle Commercial Real Estate Exchange.

He has been a broker and developer with Pickett-Sprouse Real Estate since 1992. Mark has served over 20 years on the Hillsborough Chamber of Commerce Board, and was twice president. In addition, he served eight years on the Orange County Advisory Board for Economic Development.

Mark has historically concentrated on land brokerage and development with a focus on commercial brokerage in the Hillsborough and I-85 corridor.