Meet Mark

Mark Lago was born and raised in Miami, FL, the son of parents who immigrated from Cuba in 1962. Like many immigrants, his parents were willing to work hard to achieve the American dream.

From a very young age, his parents instilled great values and morals in him. Despite the financial strain, his parents insisted on providing him a good education. They enrolled him into kindergarten at Florida Christian School where he stayed until he graduated.

When he was eight, his mother and father were laid off from Eastern Airlines where they were both working. His mother got a job at the University of Miami. As a result, it ensured that Lago would be able to get an excellent education.

During high school, Mark joined the U.S. Customs Explorer program where he learned about law enforcement, community, and valuable life lessons. While in college, Mark obtained a trainee real estate appraisal license and began appraising residential real estate. After a few years, he earned a general appraisal license and began to appraise commercial real estate, which he still holds.

While at the University of Miami, received his undergraduate degree in Sociology with a Minor in Business Administration. Mark also joined the Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity where he participated in philanthropic and charity events such as Habitat for Humanity and the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

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