Sales Associate CA DRE # 00632003

Areas of Specialization:
Office, Industrial, Investments

Direct # 661.616.3561
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Mark J. Smith, SIOR


Professional Background
Mark Smith began his career in 1978 as an Industrial Property Specialist in San Diego, after receiving his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and Accounting from San Diego State University.  Following his return to Bakersfield in 1980, he joined Charles Tingey Associates, where he obtained Top Performer status and Senior Vice President of Office Properties.  In 1987, he formed ASU & Associates, along with co-founders Tom Anchordoquy and Scott Underhill, to satisfy the needs of numerous Bakersfield clients seeking local professional representation.  ASU & Associates affiliated with Grubb & Ellis Company in 1997 becoming Newmark Grubb ASU & Associates in 2013 rebranding to ASU Commercial in June 2018 and responsible for the Southern San Joaquin Valley and the Greater Bakersfield/Kern County MSA.
Mark’s reputation, experience and integrity have earned him numerous exclusive assignments over his 40-year career, including office, industrial, land and investment transactions throughout the Southern San Joaquin Valley.  He has also achieved the prestigious SIOR professional designation as confirmed by the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors and National Association of Realtors, recognizing him as one of the nation’s elite office brokers.  In addition, he has been achieved the distinguished "Circle of Excellence" recognition awarded by Grubb & Ellis for his superior brokerage services in 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009 & 2010.

An active industry and community leader, Mr. Smith's roster of memberships and honors include:

  • Kern County Employees Retirement Association - Board Member & Trustee 1990-2002, Chairman 1992-1993
  • Greater Bakersfield Separation of Grade District - Commissioner 2010 to present, Chairman 2017 to present
  • California State University, Bakersfield - Chairman Soccer Facilities Committee
  • Member Society of Industrial & Office Realtors (SIOR) - Active Member & Professional Designation- Office
  • Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) - Active Member
  • Bakersfield Association of Realtors - Active Member
  • California Association of Realtors – Active Member
  • National Association of Realtors – Active Member
  • Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce – Active Member & Past Board Member


  • California State University, Bakersfield, CA, General Education Studies
  • San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, Bachelor of Science – Business Administration, Accounting
  • Graduate School of Management, UCLA, Institute of Fiduciary Education, Pension Fund Investing
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