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Mark Palace, Founder/CEO
Palace Properties International, Inc.
574 Hwy A1A
Satellite Beach, FL 32937
Office phone: +1.321.441.3512
Cell phone: 321.704.9305
Fax number: 321.549.6196
Mark@PalaceProperties.com
www.PalaceProperties.com

SUMMARY

Leadership Experience. I possess ample experience in senior management and policy-making in the real estate business as founder and CEO of Palace Properties International, Inc. in addition to many years of civic and professional volunteer service ranging from President of the International Students’ Union at the University of Oslo, Norway, to Graduate of the National Association of Realtors Leadership Academy (2010).  Below find a record of such service and civic-activity.
MAAR Service
Melbourne Area Association of Realtors Leadership Academy Graduate 2005
Melbourne Area Association of Realtors International Committee Chairman 2008
Melbourne Area Association of Realtors International Committee Chairman 2009
Melbourne Area Association of Realtors International Committee Member 2006
Melbourne Area Association of Realtors International Committee Member 2007
Melbourne Area Association of Realtors International Committee Member 2010
Melbourne Area Association of Realtors Commercial Investment Division Member 2006
Florida Realtors Service
Leadership Academy Graduate 2009
Global Business Committee Member 01/01/2010 to 12/31/2010
Global Networking Forum Member 01/01/2010 to 12/31/2010
Resort And Second Home Specialists Forum Member 01/01/2010 to 12/31/2010
International Operations Committee Member 01/01/2008 to 12/31/2008
International Operations Committee Member 01/01/2009 to 12/31/2009
International Operations Committee Member 01/01/2010 to 12/31/2010
International Forum Member 01/01/2008 to 12/31/2008
International Forum Member 01/01/2009 to 12/31/2009
International Forum Member 01/01/2010 to 12/31/2010

National Association of Realtors (NAR) Service

2010 Leadership Academy Graduate
2010 Global Business and Alliances Committee Member
2009 Global Business and Alliances Committee Member
Resort And Second Home Specialists Forum Member 01/01/2010 to 12/31/2010
International Operations Committee Member 01/01/2008 to 12/31/2008
International Operations Committee Member 01/01/2009 to 12/31/2009
International Operations Committee Member 01/01/2010 to 12/31/2010
International Forum Member 01/01/2008 to 12/31/2008
International Forum Member 01/01/2009 to 12/31/2009
International Forum Member 01/01/2010 to 12/31/2010
Business, community, civic organization affiliation
Member of Melbourne-Palm Bay Area Chamber of Commerce 2005
Member of Melbourne-Palm Bay Area Chamber of Commerce 2006
Member of Melbourne-Palm Bay Area Chamber of Commerce 2007
Member of Melbourne-Palm Bay Area Chamber of Commerce 2008
Member of Melbourne-Palm Bay Area Chamber of Commerce 2009
Member of Melbourne-Palm Bay Area Chamber of Commerce 2010
Member of Melbourne-Palm Bay Area Better Business Council 2008-10
Member of Melbourne-Palm Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Multi-Cultural Committee 2008-2009
Member of Melbourne-Palm Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Small Business Committee 2005-10
Member of Zonta International 2006-2008
Member of Sons of Norway 2006-2010
Member of FIABCI 2008-2010
NATURAL LANGUAGES (Native speaker, American English, Spanish)
• Norwegian: high fluency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Coursework for seven years; immersion study, living and working in Oslo, 1996-2002; consistent personal use with native speakers.
• Spanish: high fluency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Coursework for ten years; immersion study, living and working in Mexico City, Madrid, Spain, Granada, Spain and Canary Islands, Spain, San Juan, Costa Rica, 1991-2002; consistent personal use with native speakers.
• Danish: high fluency in listening, reading, and writing. Coursework for one year; immersion study, living and working in Copenhagen, 1998-2002; consistent personal use with native speakers.
• Swedish: high fluency in listening and reading. Coursework for one year; immersion study, living and working in Stockholm, 1999-2002; consistent personal use with native speakers.
• French: medium fluency in speaking, listening, and reading. Coursework for one year; immersion study in Brussels, Belgium and Paris, France, 1992-2002; consistent personal use with native speakers.
• Italian, Portuguese, German: Knowledge of grammar and pronunciation. Low-medium fluency in listening and reading.
ACADEMICS
• Unpublished Thesis June 2001, El uso del tú, y el usted en el castellano actual de La Cuesta, Tenerife: Un estudio sociolingüístico, University of Oslo, Norway.
• Ph.D. coursework, Spanish, 2001-2002, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway. Courses in phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, second language acquisition, linguistics, sociolinguistics.
• M.A., Social Sciences, 1996 (30/60 credits completed), University Iberoamericana, Mexico City, Mexico.
• B.A. Spanish, December 1995, California State University, San Marcos, CA. GPA 3.8. Courses in phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, second language acquisition, sociolinguistics.
• Summer 2001: Doctoral coursework, Tagalog. Studied with Dr. Zwartjes, University of Oslo, Norway. Researched and composed paper on morphological, syntactical, lexical and categorical considerations regarding TagaLog missionary linguistics.
• Summer 2002: First International Conference on Missionary Linguistics, University of Oslo. Researched the transition from traditional Greco-Latino analysis of typologicaUy different languages to a revolutionary way, focusing on idiosyncratic features of the native languages themselves.
• Summer 2000: Third Annual Linguistics Seminar, University of Oslo. Student participant in workshops and general theoretical conferences on morphology, syntax, phonology and semantics.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2004-2010: Founder/CEO, Palace Properties International, Inc. USA, Europe, Central America.

• Manage corporate financials and accounting. Evaluate risk management practices. Create and develop satellite corporate offices overseas. Create, develop and manage various levels of our corporate organization. Continuously studying and remaining current on real estate law and real estate mortgage and finance laws. Increasing our annual revenues yearly. Creating new strategic corporate policies and procedures to reflect the changing real estate and finance marketplace.
May 1996 – Present: Real Estate Investor, Palace Properties, Scandinavia, Europe
• Manage the financial feasibility of various real estate investment projects. Evaluate various aspects of mortgage finance, international currency exchange.
June 2002 – April 2004: Officer, USMC, Quantico, VA
• Assignments included Officer-in-Charge, Inter-service Rifle Championships, Platoon Commander M Company, TBS. Administrative Assistant, School of MAGTF Logistics, Marine Corps University. Defense Language Proficiency Test in Spanish, Danish, French, Norwegian, Swedish, Italian and Portuguese.
ApriL 2000 – December 2000: Flight Attendant, Scandinavian Airlines System, Oslo, Norway
• Maintain passenger safety in compliance with Norwegian and international requirements and regulations. Conversed daily in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Spanish, French, German, and Portuguese with passengers and colleagues.
August 1999 – March 2000: Library Assistant, University Library, University of Oslo
• Assist university student in deepening their research, Locating reference materials.
August 1997 – August 1999: High School Teacher, Forsoeksgymnasium, OsLo, Norway
• Teach high school students introductory and advanced English and Spanish.
August 1997 – August 1999: University Teacher, The People’s University, Oslo, Norway
• Teach university students elementary aspects of Castellaño and Mexican Spanish.
August 1997 – August 1999: Language Teacher, Language Power Center, Oslo, Norway
• Teach students conversational and professional English and Spanish
August 1996 – August 1997: Language Teacher, Instituto Español, OsLo, Norway
• Teach students cultural, Linguistic and social aspects of Spanish.

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