A true entrepreneur, Mark’s real estate career in 1991 and quickly developed a successful real estate sales business. With that success came the opportunity to branch out on his own and in 2000 Mark launched his own brokerage firm, von Kaenel Real Estate, where he grew not only his sales business but also developed a property management business as a means to fully service to his clients. Dedicated to elevating the standard of Bay Area real estate, von Kaenel Real Estate grew into a top-rated independent brokerage firm.
That recognition led to the opportunity to become a part of the world’s largest, real estate firm and the creation of Keller Williams Bay Area Estates in 2013. Continuing his already proven track record of success, under Mark’s leadership KW Bay Area Estates has grown its production to one of the top four real estate companies in the area in just over two years and is on track to gross more than $700M in 2015.
With his love of real estate and the opportunity to continue to work closely with his clients, Mark has expanded his professional team. Consistent with the growth of KW Bay Area Estates, the von Kaenel Real Estate Group has grown into a strong group of real estate professionals dedicated to raising the bar in real estate. With luxury level service at the forefront, Mark’s clients continue to enjoy boutique service but now with global reach.
The von Kaenel Real Estate Group brings together a culmination of 50+ years of real estate experience with more than $600M in closed deals in both residential and commercial transactions. Successful transactions, with long-established client relationships have been developed as a result of a share dedication to staying at the forefront of the real estate market. Our clients benefit from working with a team of professionals with unsurpassed experience, exceptional negotiation and problem-solving skills honed by successful multi-state careers.
Recognized by his peers as an expert in the residential real estate market, Mark has served as the SILVAR’s Los Gatos-Saratoga District Chair and on the Trulia Beta Advisory Board. With the explosive growth of KW Bay Area Estates, Mark was offered the opportunity to extend his ownership to Carmel and launched Keller Williams Coastal Estates in 2015.
Mark and his wife Dianna have raised two children in Los Gatos, and share a genuine love of the community. Passionate supporters of educational programs and the arts, Mark and Dianna believe in giving back to the community that has played an integral role in their lives. Throughout his career Mark has sponsored many local programs, including LGHS Football, LGHS Basketball, Los Gatos Cupertino Saratoga Girls Softball, LGHS New Millennium Foundation, Los Gatos Education Fund, Daves School Fun Walk, LG Wine Walk, Jazz on the Plazz, Music in the Park, the LG Police Officers Association and is founder of the annual School Living Los Gatos Student Photo Contest.
Member: CAR, NAR, SILVAR, SCCAOR, MCAR