Mark Reale, SRES
36 Years Active in Real Estate
What was your career prior to real estate, if applicable?
When I graduated college I worked for a short period with a stock and bond company before joining Carr, Brown & Hess Real Estate in Delaware County. After working in residential sales for five years, I joined Hoopes Better Homes & Gardens, becoming involved in land and commercial sales. Through my time with this organization, I met Lewis J. Brandolini, a builder/developer in the tri-county area. I joined this company in 1988. I started in acquisitions and development; eventually attaining the role of Vice President of Brandolini Companies and President of Signature Communities. I left to start my own company and built residential properties for over ten years. In 2007, I purchased a real estate franchise and have been, primarily, in residential and commercial sales since that time.
What type of leadership roles have you held outside of real estate?
My first leadership role was Senior Class President in high school. In college I held a position of Grand Procurator of my fraternity, as well as House Manager. I was the informal leader of a small group of individuals to build a new playground at Uwchlan Hills. I have been a board member of the Exton Chamber for seven years.
As a voice for your colleagues, what strengths/insights will you bring to the Board discussions?
I believe that my years of experience with several different companies and as a builder hiring agents for new construction have provided a unique perspective of how different things can be for agents. I work well in a team environment to accomplish goals and move things forward.
What issues do you feel the Association should be addressing?
One of the things I feel we should continue to do is help our members understand how the property rights of homeowners are being threatened with changes in the local ordinances that put a burden on them. Perhaps a push to get members to attend the PAR business meetings. We could offer some incentives and I believe they would benefit from seeing things from the state level and get them to participate more.
Why are you interested in serving as a member of the Board of Directors?
I believe that my experience from different aspects of our industry and the companies I have been with will allow me to be a strong advocate for our association.