Mark is the president of Border Properties, Inc., based in Brownsville, Texas; holds the CCIM designation; and has remained active in industrial and retail development in addition to investing for his own account. He is an active nationwide investor and provides property management services for retail, commercial and industrial property. The current economic times require innovative thinking beyond the norm. Mark understands the complexities of the today’s market and has been able to continue to explore and provide his clients with what the market will allow. Mark was the 2003 President of the Society of Exchange Counselors; he received the Yvonne Nasch Award for completing the most transactions among our membership in 1996 and 1998; and he was the 2004 president of the S.E.C. Education Foundation. Mr. Johnson served as the Editor of the S.E.C. Observer in 2005.