Realtor News: Mark Powell named San Diego ‘2014 Realtor of the Year’


Mark Powell, broker and owner of Discovery Property Group, has been recognized as the “2014 Realtor of the Year” by the Greater San Diego Association of Realtors.

“It is a great honor to receive this award because it recognizes ethics, character and service above self to the profession and the community,” Powell said. The award was presented Jan. 17, 2015 at the SDAR Installation Ceremony at The Grand Del Mar.

Powell said he was working in education as a school vice principal when he decided to alter his career path and join the real estate field. “I can remember when my parents purchased their first home in 1967 and how excited my mom was,” said Powell, a University City resident and married father of two daughters. “She was a Jewish refugee from Egypt and their family was stripped of their property and possessions, and only allowed to leave with one bag. Owning a home in America was a real big deal for my mom, and it was a Realtor who helped make it happen. As a Realtor, I want to help others live the American dream of homeownership.”

Powell is vice chair of SDAR’s Political Affairs Committee and a member of SDAR’s Government Affairs Committee. He served on the Educational Services Advisory Committee of the California Association of Realtors as vice chair and chair in 2008 and 2009.

Mark Powell can be reached at (858) 922-7725, e-mail or visit

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