Mark C DiFranco

Agent/Broker at DiFranco Realty Inc. in East Longmeadow, MA

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DiFranco Realty Inc.

75 Marci Avenue East Longmeadow, MA 01028
413-531-5956 [Office]
413-531-5956 [Mobile]
http://DiFranco.org


Mark C. DiFranco is entering his 30th year as a Real Estate Broker concentrating on providing Creative Real Estate Solutions, Counseling, Brokerage, Leasing, Exchanging & Property Management, basically SOLVING REAL ESTATE PROBLEMS. He is licensed to sell real estate in Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York. Voted the 2015 Massachusetts Commercial Realtor of the Year, DiFranco had been a member of the nationally renowned Society of Exchange Counselors (SEC) for 24 years and twice won the coveted Yvonne Nasch Award (1995 & 2002) for the highest number of transactions. In 2011 Mr. DiFranco won the prestigious Cliff Weaver Award for the most creative transaction of the year by completing a 5 property exchange between, Springfield College, Springfield Plumbing and TD Bank. He was the 2010 runner up for the same award for putting together a five property assemblage in Holyoke MA. where the new $168,000,000 High Speed Computing Center now stands. Mr. DiFranco is a member of the National Council of Exchangers (NCE) and holds their Equity Marketing Specialist designation. Mr. DiFranco is a Charter Member of the Realtors Commercial Alliance of Massachusetts (RCA-MA), serves as a Board Member and was the 2015 President. He is a CCIM candidate, a seasoned property manager, creative leasing agent and a Massachusetts licensed Construction Supervisor.

Mr. DiFranco work's by two basic axioms: 1) Working with people is more important then working with property. PROPERTIES DO NOT HAVE PROBLEMS, PEOPLE DO. THERE IS NO BAD REAL ESTATE, ONLY INAPPROPRIATE OR UNTIMELY OWNERSHIP. 2) Client management, the ability to deliver, stems from the relationship between the client and the broker. The underlying premise is that his client's best interests are paramount.

Mr. DiFranco over the years has formed personal relationships with brokers all over North America and regularly calls upon their expertise and abilities.

MARK C. DIFRANCO WILL COUNSEL PEOPLE AND SOLVE PROBLEMS!


Working in Commercial Real Estate since 1988, Catylist Member since 2007

Property Types

All Property Types

Specializations

Asset/Portfolio Management
Brokerage: Commercial Investment
Buyer Representation
Construction/Contracting
Exchange
Ground Lease
Investment: Principal
Leasing
Market Analysis
Net Leased Properties
REO
Redevelopment/Rehabilitation
Residential Land
Syndication

Social Media / Websites

Market Areas

Connecticut: Hartford
Massachusetts: Hampden County
Massachusetts: Springfield
Mid Atlantic
Northeast
Southeast

Professional Organizations

CCIM

Real Estate Licenses

Real Estate License: 135751 MA, 0754580 CT, 1098251 NY

Professional Licenses

Real Estate Brokerage

Additional Languages Spoken

English (Fluent)

Education

Masters, Master of Education
Springfield College 1982


Completed Transactions

100 Oakheart Road, Myrtle Beach, SC
100 Oakheart Road, Myrtle Beach, SC
Sale Completed on 7/24/2015 – $3,500,000

87,400 SF, Shopping Center (Grocery-Anchored), Myrtle Beach, SC

Shoppes At Forest Square, 100 Oakheart Road, Myrtle Beach, SC

Client: TD Bank

473-477 State Street,
473-477 State Street,
Sale Completed on 4/26/2013 – $90,000

6,931 SF, Retail-Commercial (Convenience Store, Mixed Use, Restaurant, Street Retail, Tavern/Bar/Nightclub), Springfield, MA

Vacant office/residential in need of major repair. Purchased by Develop Springfield who can bring the necessary funds (tax credits etc...) to bring to it's original grandeur

91 Pinevale St
91 Pinevale St
Lease Completed on 3/12/2013 – Undisclosed

3,000 SF, Industrial (Mixed Use, Light Industrial, Warehouse/Distribution, Other), Springfield, MA

Leased 5,000 SF in Lower Level for Light Industrial

Client: JESKO Tool, LLC

91 Pinevale St
91 Pinevale St
Sale Completed on 3/7/2013 – Undisclosed

55,150 SF, Industrial (Free-Standing, Warehouse/Distribution), Springfield, MA

55,000 SF Vacant Warehouse

Client: APEX Inc/TD Bank

270 Main Street
270 Main Street
Lease Completed on 2/20/2013 – Undisclosed

10,000 - 105,000 SF, Industrial (Flex Space, Manufacturing, Mixed Use, Light Industrial), Springfield, MA

60,000 SF Flea Market.

Client: Dragon Paradise, LLC

221 Stafford Street
221 Stafford Street
Sale Completed on 1/31/2013 – Undisclosed

7,200 SF, Industrial (Free-Standing, Office Showroom, Warehouse/Distribution), Springfield, MA

7,200 sq ft Leased to Mercy Hospital for Maintenance Facility

Client: Mercy Hospital

270 Main Street
270 Main Street
Sale Completed on 1/31/2013 – Undisclosed

102,856 SF, Industrial (Flex Space, Free-Standing, Office Showroom, Warehouse/Distribution, Other), Agawam, MA

106500 sq ft Industrial Building in Agawam MA.

Client: TD Bank

682 Main St
682 Main St
Sale Completed on 11/8/2012 – Undisclosed

21,844 SF, Hospitality (Motel), Fiskdale, MA

55 Unit Motel in need of rehab.

Client: TD Bank

15-17, 82-84 & 85-87 Evergreen Avenue
15-17, 82-84 & 85-87 Evergreen Avenue
Sale Completed on 9/20/2012 – Undisclosed

40,000 SF, Multi-Family (Mid-Rise), Hartford, CT

3 Building assemblage. 48 total units on Evergreen Street in Hartford, CT.

Client: TD Bank

N S Longview
N S Longview
Sale Completed on 8/29/2012 – Undisclosed

736,164 SF, Vacant Land (Multi-Family, Residential (Single Family), Other), East Longmeadow, MA

Kellers Way Subdivision

1750 Boston Post Rd
1750 Boston Post Rd
Sale Completed on 7/13/2012 – Undisclosed

18,992 SF, Hospitality (Hotel), Old Saybrook, CT

45 Unit Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, Old Saybrook CT.

Client: Patel

159 White St
159 White St
Sale Completed on 5/29/2012 – $239,000

7,542 SF, Multi-Family (Low-Rise/Garden, Mixed Use, Student Housing), Springfield, MA

4 MF units

155 MAPLE STREET, UNIT(S) 402, 404, 406 & 408
155 MAPLE STREET, UNIT(S) 402, 404, 406 & 408
Sale Completed on 5/10/2012 – Undisclosed

3,817 SF, Office (Office Building), Springfield, MA

Part of 13 Unit Business Condominium sale/exchange

Client: Colorado Equities, LLC

66-68 South Broad
66-68 South Broad
Sale Completed on 12/23/2011 – Undisclosed

70,710 SF, Industrial (Industrial-Business Park, Manufacturing, Warehouse/Distribution), Westfield, MA

70,000 SF Multi Tenant Industrial Building.

Client: Rosow

155 Maple Street, Unit 306
155 Maple Street, Unit 306
Lease Completed on 11/28/2011 – Undisclosed

1,506 SF, Office (Office Building), Springfield, MA

Unit 306 is a 1,500 sq ft professional office leased to a commercial real estate brokerage firm.

Client: Colorado Equities, LLC

660 Broadway St
660 Broadway St
Sale Completed on 1/31/2011 – $585,000

40,000 SF, Industrial (Office Showroom, Warehouse/Distribution), Chicopee, MA

40,000 SF Office Warehouse

Client: TD Bank

29 Sheffield Street
29 Sheffield Street
Sale Completed on 1/31/2011 – $1,250,000

30,000 SF, Industrial (Office Showroom, Warehouse/Distribution), Springfield, MA

Part of $2,600,000 5 property exchange

Client: Springfield College

40 Sheffield Street
40 Sheffield Street
Sale Completed on 1/31/2011 – Undisclosed

10,000 SF, Industrial (Free-Standing, Warehouse/Distribution), Springfield, MA

Part of Springfield plumbing assemblage

Client: 29 Sheffield St. LLC

WS Sheffield Street
WS Sheffield Street
Sale Completed on 1/31/2011 – Undisclosed

6,000 SF, Vacant Land (Other), Springfield, MA

Vacant Land

660 Broadway Street
660 Broadway Street
Sale Completed on 1/31/2011 – $1,200,000

41,000 SF, Industrial (Manufacturing), Chicopee, MA

Part of 5 property exchange between Springfield college and Springfield Plumbing

Client: Springfield College

Rear Sheffield street
Rear Sheffield street
Sale Completed on 1/31/2011 – Undisclosed

1 Acre, Vacant Land (Other), Springfield, MA

Former railroad track

Client: SC

1 Bigelow Street,
1 Bigelow Street,
Sale Completed on 10/15/2010 – $700,000

107,000 SF, Industrial (Industrial-Business Park, Manufacturing, Mixed Use, Warehouse/Distribution), Holyoke, MA

Part of High Speed Computing center assemblage

Client: IO IO corp to HG&E

3 Bigelow Street
3 Bigelow Street
Sale Completed on 9/17/2010 – $450,000

24,510 SF, Industrial (Free-Standing, Industrial-Business Park, Manufacturing, Mixed Use, Warehouse/Distribution), Holyoke, MA

Part of High Performance Computing Center assemblage

Client: TD Bank

206 Appleton St.
206 Appleton St.
Sale Completed on 9/17/2010 – $85,000

0.76 Acres, Vacant Land (Industrial, Other, General), Holyoke, MA

Part of High Speed Computing Center assemblage

Client: TD Bank

S E Bigelow Street
S E Bigelow Street
Sale Completed on 9/17/2010 – Undisclosed

46,174 SF, Vacant Land (Other), Holyoke, MA

Paved Industrial Land

2 Bigelow Street
2 Bigelow Street
Sale Completed on 9/17/2010 – $100

86,494 SF, Industrial (Free-Standing, Manufacturing, Research & Development, Warehouse/Distribution, Other), Holyoke, MA

Multi Floor Industrial Building. Part of High Speed Computer Center assemblage

Client: Diamond Water

101 Love Road
101 Love Road
Sale Completed on 3/26/2010 – $925,000

2,454 SF, Retail-Commercial (Free-Standing Building), Reading, PA

Sale of a Wachovia Bank Branch

Client: TD Bank

57 School St.
57 School St.
Sale Completed on 2/12/2010 – Undisclosed

6,546 SF, Special Purpose (Assembly/Meeting Place, General, Library, Other, School/University, Senior Housing), Springfield, MA

Former School converted to office/school

Client: YSEP

74 Hickory St.
74 Hickory St.
Sale Completed on 8/27/2008 – $700,000

60,480 SF, Vacant Land (Other), Springfield, MA

Property assembled and added to adjacent property owned. The entire parcel is now the Elias Brookings School.

Client: Springfield College


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