For Mark Mendez, the words of T.S. Eliot ring true: “the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” As a native of Venice, Mark grew up in a working class neighborhood with a single mother from whom he learned the value of hard work. Ambitious to make his mark on the world, Mendez matriculated to the University of Southern California, where he earned a degree in Architecture. Upon graduation, he began designing high-end residential homes throughout Los Angeles at the highly regarded firms Marmol Radziner and Associates and Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects.
Throughout his experiences as an architect, Mark learned something about himself: as much as he enjoyed the process of designing a beautiful home, his true passion lie in sharing his love of great design with others. What started as a personal investment in the real estate market eventually blossomed into a hobby, and then a full-time pursuit with his joining of the Price + Hou team in 2015. For Mark, great architecture is about ensuring the design of a home complements its surroundings. As a realtor he takes a similar approach, helping match each of his clients to the home that suits their needs on an elemental level. By joining the team, Mark has brought his life full circle, returning to the Westside community that made him who he is, but with the depth of knowledge, skills, and commitment to help others find a home where he first had his.