OUR TEAM
In this competitive market, having a knowledgeable and responsive advocate is essential to finding the right home

In this competitive market, having a knowledgeable and responsive advocate is essential to finding the right home and negotiating the best deal. Our team’s targeted services support you throughout the process, from the first meeting to the close of the transaction.

David K Marks

David Marks can almost be called a Seattle native, first arriving in the great Northwest at the age of 10.  After growing up and attending elementary and high school in Steilacoom and Lakewood, David attended the University of Washington and graduated with a BA in Marketing and Finance.

First and foremost, David is a business professional, with experience starting and operating businesses ranging from wine importing and distribution to property management and software consulting.  This varied history has given him valuable experience in the art of negotiation, sales and marketing and managing transactions.

During his 10 years as a wine distributor, regularly calling on restaurants, wine shops and grocery stores, he had the opportunity to explore Seattle and Eastside neighborhoods, giving him valuable knowledge of many of the wonderful attributes that make our neighborhoods so unique.  David first obtained his real estate license in 1989, founding and operating a successful property management and brokerage company for 11 years. This past experience gave David a deep knowledge base in real estate, including construction and property maintenance as well as real estate financing.

David realizes that consumers have many options when it comes to selecting a real estate professional to assist them with selling or buying a home or investment property.He understands the 24/7 nature of the market, the importance of clear communication with his clients and close monitoring of every transaction, big or small.

David and his wife Julia live in the Maple Leaf neighborhood of Seattle with their daughter, Ella, and an over-sized Norwegian Forest cat, Maddie.

Ben Berman

Ben Berman has lived in Seattle since 1999.  Ben received his BA in Liberal Arts from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington.  As part of his undergraduate studies Ben spent a year in Ecuador with a University of Washington Consortium program focusing on global health and international development.  Upon graduation, Ben worked in the nonprofit sector with predominantly Spanish speaking populations; assisting small businesses in Washington and Oregon grow their organizations while underwriting loans for a non-profit bank. In this role, Ben realized his passion for entrepreneurial development and enrolled in Seattle University in pursuit of a Masters in Business Administration (MBA).

Upon graduating with his MBA, Ben worked for six years as a program manager with McKinstry in Seattle, where he managed teams of engineers to ensure that facilities were able to maximize technology to decrease their energy consumption.

In 2011, Ben combined his background in business with his passion for sustainable spaces and created BermanBuilt, a design-build residential construction company. BermanBuilt successfully integrated contemporary building practices with craftsman details; resulting in a portfolio of unique, energy efficient, and innovative projects.

When asked what made him transition from building into real estate, Ben said “Often times there is a disconnect between what clients want, and what they actually purchase. Too many clients are drawn in by fancy landscaping and flashy paint jobs—I love construction and all the layers that make up a house. As a broker, my role is to utilize my extensive background in construction to find potential properties that are truly the best fit for my clients.

Ben is a passionate advocate for anyone buying or selling their home.  His diverse work history has given him valuable experience in the art of negotiation, sales, marketing and managing complex transactions. Ben is committed to ensuring that the home you purchase or sell truly realizes its potential.

Ben and his wife Chelsea live in the Maple Leaf neighborhood of Seattle with their baby boy, Caelin, and two cats: Simon and Che.