Specialties: Investment, Multifamily, Retail
Scope of Service Experience
Mario Velarde serves as a commercial real estate broker with NAI Capital’s Palm Desert office. His focus is on investment properties. With more than 17 years of real estate investment experience, Mario possesses the local market knowledge to maximize investment potential. He has worked with hundreds of investors to identify and execute sound investment opportunities.
Mario’s success is based off the personal attention he gives to his clients. He stays up to date with the latest sales and marketing techniques with continued education and seminars.
Background & Experience
Prior to joining NAI Capital Mario worked as a realtor. He has held positions with Prudential, Keller Williams, Realty One Group and Evergreen Realty. He boasted a near perfect closing rate with clients due to his superior negotiating, marketing and customer service skills.
He began his investment career in 1983 with investment brokerage firm Birr, Wilson and Company, Inc. As Vice President, Mario prospected for clients and managed their personal portfolios. He also has experience as an investor himself. Mario funded, developed, managed and leased his own 100-unit senior apartment complex in northern California.
A skilled public speaker, Mario co-hosted ‘Wall Street Review,’ a television show about the stock market for several years.
Mario received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance and Management from the University of Texas.