Born 1962 in Huddersfield, Mark comes from an established professional background, his father being a chartered surveyor and his grandfather being a solicitor in the immediate area.
Mark commenced work in Wakefield for Laidlaws Chartered Surveyors in 1983 and in 1984, Mark moved to Eddisons in Bradford to join the well established commercial and industrial team and gained experience in retail agency, valuation and investment and development agency.
In 1994, Mark left Eddisons and together with his wife Jane, commenced the practice of Mark Brearley & Company from small offices in Eldon Place in Bradford City Centre. Over the years, Mark Brearley & Company has become an established Bradford agent and amongst many private clients major client names include KeyLand Developments Ltd (Yorkshire Water development arm), Prudential Assurance Ltd, Wm Morrison Supermarkets Plc, Mi7 Developments Ltd, Caddick Group, Bradford Council, Bradford District NHS Care Trust, Bradford & Airedale Teaching Primary Care Trust, Bradford LIFT.
In 2005, Mark joined forces with Stuart Illingworth to acquire a share of Woodhead Sharpes Ltd, to bolster the property management expertise of the organisation and, the association between Woodheads and Mark Brearley & Company has strengthened over the years, expanding not only the agency and Property management section of the business but also valuation for bank lending, acquisition and other purposes.
Mark has excellent experience in all aspects of commercial property, including acquisitions, lettings, sales, valuations, professional work, rent reviews and lease renewals together with additional experience in development, investment and management areas.