Meet The Team
President and CEO
Licensed Principal Real Estate Broker
Mark has worked with rental properties, remodeling, and real estate for more than 30 years. As the President of Markus & Associates, he advises on the commercial and residential activity of the company on every level. Mark is also a licensed General Contractor in the state of Oregon. Working for other real estate investment firms and sales organizations has given him the experience to apply his skills effectively in this field. Mark enjoys camping, reading, playing with his granddaughter and spending time with his family.
Vivian brings a lifetime of customer service and business management experience to the table. With a background in nutrition and business management, she developed a thriving small business in the field of personal development. Her experience and knowledge has helped Markus & Associates to develop systems and procedures that facilitate our business needs, and her skill in training was instrumental in our site training programs.
Vivian is also a licensed minister in Oregon. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, planning and performing weddings and other events, and working with various art media.
Customer Service is an important part of our business plan, and Amy Luyten helps us achieve that goal. Amy's knowledge and education in Real Estate, the Mortgage industry and her extensive background in the fields of credit and business management give her the skills to address many different kinds of tasks. As a member of the Markus team, Amy provides support for our Brokerage and Property Management staff, our clients and our customers. Her talents in research and troubleshooting and her direct and professional demeanor makes her an important part of our team. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, volunteering and enjoying the outdoors.
Bookkeeper / Broker
Heading up our bookkeeping division is Jared Sipe, a valuable resource for Markus & Associates and their clients and customers. With a degree in accounting and management training, Jared focuses his considerable skills on our financial reporting and office management. He is professional, personable, able to multi-task and problem solve. With work experience in A/R, office management, and accounting, we find him to be an important addition to our remarkable team. Training, experience, and professionalism - we are happy to have Jared as a resource for our clients.
Carol Ann Carnese
Carol Ann Carnese is a licensed Real Estate Broker in Oregon. A Pacific Northwest native, she has worked for multiple national firms over the years before joining the team at Markus & Associates in Beaverton, Oregon. The personal, hands-on policies of Markus suit her desire to know her clients and work with them to meet/exceed their needs. Before starting in real estate Carol Ann has worked at a variety of jobs which involved serving her community. After graduating from a local business college, she took the time to raise her children, prioritizing family first, then began to focus on her first career in the medical records field. Later she took the risk and moved into the next phase of her work life as a self-employed business woman. The variety of her work experience has made her a master of multi-tasking. Owning and operating a small business for years has only enhanced her love for helping people. Carol Ann has a way of breaking down barriers and developing trust- she is a true advocate for people. Carol Ann is married and has three children and two grandchildren with whom she tries to spend as much time as possible. When not working or spending time with family, you can find Carol Ann out on the golf course pretending to play golf, spending time at the beach or looking for the next big, exciting adventure. Carol Ann is open and approachable, dedicated and eager to talk with anyone about Real Estate. She is available for consultations and to assist you in all your real estate needs.