Mark Purtee




Mark Purtee started negotiating early in his career. When he worked for a large architectural firm, Mark was responsible for negotiating over 2,000 additional architectural service agreements between IBM and TVS & A. Mark moved on to a 10 year career as a Financial Consultant/Stockbroker with Shearson Lehman where he handled pension plans on a discretionary basis, successfully convincing business owners to trust him with their company’s retirement funds. He left financial services to purchase a golf course and start Golf Industries, Inc. In addition to serving as CFO for Golf Industries, Mark and his wife started a national catalog company. In 2001, they sold the businesses so they could move from Atlanta to the beach and landed in Indian Rocks Beach near Clearwater.


As an active real estate investor, Mark decided to get his real estate license. He soon was recruited by an international developer, Taylor Woodrow, to serve as Director of Sales where he supervised over $200 million in luxury pre-construction sales in only 2 years. Then a recruiter called again, and Mark was hired as Vice-President of Sales and the Broker, to handle the large project known as Newport Tampa Bay which was scheduled to develop $1 billion in real estate. The market changed and, unfortunately, the project was never built.


Mark moved out of real estate and using his background as a former business owner, currently helps business owners sell their business, and buyers to purchase businesses.  He is a Business Intermediary for the prestigious firm, Murphy Business and Financial Services, LLC.  Mark works at the corporate headquarters in Clearwater, for this business brokerage firm with over 170 offices throughout the U.S. and Canada.


Working with complicated transactions representing business transfers, Mark’s clients benefit from his extensive negotiations training.  Mark has been a negotiations instructor for the Real Estate Negotiation Institute (RENI) since 2012.  He teaches all the courses required to become a Master Certified Negotiation Expert (MCNE).  In addition to extensive training to become a RENI instructor, Mark received his negotiations training at Harvard University.


Whether selling real estate, a business, or deciding where to have dinner with your family; we all negotiate on a daily basis.  Learning how to better communicate, and reach a win-win outcome, is invaluable in all our daily lives.

The RENI seminar instructors are carefully selected and trained to provide a complete experience in negotiation workshops.

The Real Estate Negotiation Institute is always looking for qualified individuals to instruct future courses . . .   Do you qualify?