Mark Miksis has more than 20 years of experience in delivering high-quality, high-efficiency developments that respond appropriately to the needs of their users and the goals their owners. Mark combines superior process-driven project management, design and communication skills with a depth of experience in all aspects of real estate development, including project sourcing, feasibility, financing, planning, construction, leasing, and property operations. This unique blend of skills and experience has produced outstanding results in all aspects of his clients' development projects.
Prior to joining deChase, Mark spent seven years as the Director of Real Estate Development for Arlie & Company where he managed the design and construction of Crescent Village. Mark's focus on green building lead the company to achieve LEED Platinum & Gold certifications on two projects within this $80 million mixed-use urban village. In addition, Mark's commitment to delivering spaces that truly work for their users, while also meeting financial goals, resulted in the apartments in the Village consistently achieving rental rates that were 30% greater than other high-end units in Eugene, and vacancy rates of less than 5%.
Mark began his career with Esherick Homsey Dodge and Davis Architects, managing large institutional projects for the University of California with an emphasis on research facilities and laboratories. While at EHDD, he was the project lead on the Debs Park Audubon Center in Los Angeles, one of the first projects in the world to achieve the LEED Platinum rating.
Mark received his degree in Architecture from the University of Oregon where he has served as an adjunct faculty member and as a frequent design critic. He is currently licensed to practice architecture in the state of Oregon and is a LEED Accredited Professional. Early in his career, Mark worked in construction and even now he spends much of his spare time re-designing and re-modeling his contemporary mid-century home and property. This hands-on construction experience allows Mark brings a real-world approach to his work.