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john markel

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Executive Board Member

Mr. Markel is presently serving in a consulting/senior advisor position with Murow DC in Irvine, CA. He joined Murow DC om 2009 to complement its expert witness and litigation support team where he offers a developer’s viewpoint into land acquisition agreements, developer agreements with various agencies, procedural activities involving all entitlement issues and negotiations with various municipalities and State agencies.  


Previous to Murow DC, Mr. Markel worked at several general engineering contracting companies from 1971 to 1994 and from 1994 to 1997 as Vice President at SJG Construction, Inc./RSM Management where he provided construction support for various multi-family developments for The Santa Margarita Company within the City of Rancho Santa Margarita. From 1998 to 2008, he was Vice President at Rancho Mission Viejo, which formed a second-tier company called RMV Realty, Inc. There, he oversaw all construction which took place within the Rancho Mission Viejo community, as well as projects necessary to support the growth of the community such as, the Arroyo Trabuco Water Quality Basin and Wetlands, the Sienna Botanica Riverine System, Cox Sports Park, Arroyo Trabuco Golf Course, the construction of Crown Valley and Antonio Parkways, Ortega Highway widening and all other community support projects.


Mr. Markel has also been very active in various community and professional endeavors which include volunteering at the Isaiah House in Santa Ana and serving as a member to organizations such as the Diocese of Orange, El Viaje de la Portola, San Juan Capistrano Historic Society, Saint Edward the Confessor, and Holy Trinity – Ladera Ranch. His community service has earned him various awards and recognition. 


In addition to these accomplishments, Mr. Markel is a long-time resident of San Juan Capistrano where is lives with his wife, Patricia, and raised his three children. 

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