Mark House, Managing Director and Director of Strategic Projects for The Beck Group received the 2018 Parke Wright III Award from Leadership Tampa Alumni at the group’s annual meeting on January 30. Established in 2002, the award is presented annually to a member of Leadership Tampa Alumni who has demonstrated exceptional leadership and made a significant difference in the Tampa Bay community.
Mark has a constant presence in the community through service on multiple boards. Mark is a member of The Rays 100 and previously served twice as the Chair of the Hillsborough County Economic Development Corporation, is a Board Member at Zoo Tampa, Chairman of the Facilities Committee at the Straz Center and is involved in numerous other organizations, including Leadership Tampa Chair Class of 2013 and the West Point Association of Graduates Board. Joining Beck in 1999, Mark was responsible for developing the firm’s new Integrated Services Division. In 2002, he became Chief HR Officer, where the firm was selected for various awards honoring a quality work environment, including a ranking on Fortune Magazine’s “Top Places to Work” list. In 2006, Mark took responsibility for the Florida Division, winning multiple “Best Places to Work” awards by the Tampa Bay Business Journal, Tampa Bay Times and Florida Trend Magazine, and now serves in a national role as the Managing Director of Strategic Projects. Mark made Tampa Bay Business Journal’s “Power 100 List” in 2016 and was described as “the go-to guy for the introduction that could land your next big job or client.”
Mark’s message to others, which he also lives by, is to: “pay it forward with no expectation of anything in return.” For the past several years, Mark has hosted meetings for Real Estate Lives, a group focused on helping each other and others find work in the market. Mark often assists with these efforts by finding work for the participants. He also mentors numerous young leaders with strong talent within the community and at The Beck Group.