Benefitting from profound career choices, Mark Todd’s perspective of the real estate industry is honed from advertising, legislative, finance and sales management experience; and has helped him become one of Surterre Properties®’ top-producing REALTORS®. A natural leader, Mark has trained and mentored several Newport Beach Realtors and after years of serving on the Newport Beach Association of REALTORS® he is now its Vice President and its President-Elect for 2013. As a licensed real estate broker, Mark utilizes his impeccable professionalism, and insightful communication to assist his clients in all types of competitive markets spanning almost two decades of real estate experience. Mark Todd’s clients have credited him for his statistical analysis, strategic planning, creative skills and competitive hustle to best leverage their buying or selling positions and find collaborative solutions that meet and surpass their expectations. Having sold luxury properties all the way from sprawling foothill estates, to island cottages and oceanfront castles, Mark Todd has earned the business of Fortune 100 executives, seasoned real estate investors, corporate relocations, and first-time home buyers who continue to utilize his trusted skills and refer him clients.
Prior to moving to the West Coast, Mark Todd developed and wrote creative copy for award-winning advertising campaigns for several municipalities across the eastern seaboard. Then as a Press Correspondent for the U.S. Senator in charge of Housing and Urban Development and Appropriations committees, Mark gained tremendous insight into discreet high-level and high-pressured negotiations, legislation development and media relations affecting real estate across the United States. Afterwards, he relocated to Newport Beach and honed his real estate finance skills with major banks such as Chase Manhattan, Wells Fargo and NationsBank; where he managed Orange County Retail Sales and REO assignments prior to NationsBank’s acquisition of Bank of America. These years of diverse, yet steadfast, involvement in real estate are the experiences that he utilizes to benefit each of his clients. Respectively, it was the experience gained at these junctures that gave him the foresight and instinct to leave the lending business in 2003 and utilize his skills and those cumulative relationships to build and solidify his real estate sales career.
Civically, as a Director to the Newport Beach Board of REALTORS®, he serves on the California Association of REALTORS® Land Use and Environmental Committee and the International Real Estate Committee. Due to his Capitol Hill pedigree, Mark Todd has been recruited as a campaign advisor for three different civic elections and asked to speak as on behalf of the City of Newport Beach to the California Coastal Commission endorsing the Sunset Ridge Park project. Mark has consistently managed to produce as one of the top agents with Surterre Properties®, Orange County’s leading real estate boutique, where he serves on the Best Buy Committee and the Must Sell® Auction Committee. All the more proof that Mark Todd’s “blue collar” work ethic and “white collar” negotiation skills, combined with his personal vigilance to serve his community makes him a most cogent and trusted real estate advisor in coastal Orange County. Lastly “Coach Todd” has also coached over 1,700 Southern California boys and girls in the sport of Lacrosse. Over the past 20 years, he has coached collegiately at Chapman University, UCLA, LMU, and UCI and structured and developed the Corona del Mar High School Boys’ Lacrosse Team as its Head Coach from almost its inception, and in 2007 was voted The Orange County Register Lacrosse Coach of the Year. After leading CdMHS to the Orange County Championship and taking a year off, he was recruited to commandeer the helm for the Newport Harbor High School Sailors Lacrosse Program where he continues to garner national exposure for the team and its players while helping many local families with the recruiting and admissions process to universities across the country. Mark is also the Director of the Newport Beach Lacrosse Program and runs its youth Landsharks Lacrosse team. Organized, professional, connected, and highly resourceful, yet always personable, Mark Todd is ready to assist you with your real estate needs.