Mark H. Ellert, President

Mark Ellert is President of IAG Florida, Inc., a development, mortgage and real estate brokerage service.

Ellert's twenty-year career began with Citicorp N.A, advising high net worth clients on real estate acquisitions and joint ventures. He also served as Executive Vice President of Rahn Properties, a noted Ft. Lauderdale based resort hotel development and management firm, from 1984 to 1987 and later assumed responsibility for all hotel development on behalf of VMS Realty, a Chicago-based national real estate syndication firm. Subsequently he has devoted his professional efforts to hospitality, resort and restaurant development.

Ellert supervises the day-to-day activities of IAG Florida’s two operating divisions offering brokerage and development services. Notable credits include: the creation of a major redevelopment plan for the Fontainebleau Hilton and related $105,000,000 refinancing; the sale of the ultra luxury resort community of Fisher Island for $65,000,0000; $17,500,000 land sale for development of a 276 unit ultra luxury condo hotel on Ft. Lauderdale beach; and $40,000,000 construction financing for the 233 room Ft. Lauderdale Renaissance hotel.

Mark Ellert holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas in Austin as well as a Masters in Business Administration from the Wharton School of Business. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute and a co-founder of Kenneth Leventhal's annual "Resort Forum" industry program.

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