• (762) 999-0800
  • 1865 W. Broad St., Suite A, Athens, GA 30606.


Welcome to Marks Commercial Realty. We’re more than just a real estate firm—we’re your partners in success. With a relentless focus on excellence, we offer a comprehensive range of services including brokerage, management, and development. Our mission is to redefine industry standards and exceed client expectations at every turn. Whether you’re buying, selling, leasing, or investing, trust us to guide you through the process with expertise and dedication. Discover the difference with Marks Commercial Realty.

Daniel Marks

President & Qualifying Broker

Daniel Marks, CCIM embarked on his real estate journey in 2006 as a development manager for a regional retail developer. In 2011, driven by a passion for distressed asset dispositions and brokerage services, he established this firm, focusing on assisting a national retailer’s expansion across the Southeast. After relocating with his wife, Melissa, to the Athens area to raise their three children, Daniel joined Nichols Land and Investment in 2014. During his six-year tenure as associate broker and developer, he played a pivotal role in the company’s success. In 2020, Daniel re-engaged his firm, drawing upon over 15 years of commercial real estate experience across various disciplines and economic cycles to exceed client expectations.

Brett DeLoach

Vice President

Brett DeLoach, Vice President, oversees Land and Commercial Property Sales, as well as Landlord and Tenant Representation for Commercial Leases. Holding a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from The University of Georgia, Brett brings a diverse background to his role. With seven years of experience in the forestry industry, including roles as a procurement forester and logging crew owner at Pierce Timber Company, Inc., Brett possesses a unique perspective that enriches his approach to real estate. He also brings leadership experience from his time as a member of The University of Georgia Baseball Team from 2010 to 2013. Currently, Brett remains actively engaged as a member of The University of Georgia Baseball Alumni Group and The Georgia Bulldog Club.

Dane Henderson

Commercial Agent

Dane Henderson, specializing in Commercial Sales, brings a wealth of experience to the table, having managed several successful restaurants in Athens since 2013. Hailing from the sunny beaches of Destin, Florida, and with a strong background in the service industry, Dane infuses each client interaction with an unparalleled level of attention to detail and customer service. Joining the Marks Commercial Realty team in 2022, Dane and his wife Lucy have firmly established themselves within the Athens community, with plans to expand their family soon. Outside of work, they cherish moments spent with loved ones, indulge in travel adventures, and delight in the company of their beloved dogs.

Sarah Elrod

Director of Property Management

Sarah Elrod, our Director of Property Management, proudly holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from the University of Mississippi. Her journey in real estate began in Richmond, VA, where she worked for a commercial real estate company, fueled by her love for the industry. Now back in Athens with her husband Ryan, their baby girl Olivia, and their loyal dog Dash, Sarah finds fulfillment in pursuing her passion in her hometown. Beyond work, she cherishes moments spent hiking, kayaking, and enthusiastically cheering on the Bulldogs.

Lilly Cook

Director of Marketing

Lilly Cook, our Director of Marketing, is an alumna of the University of Georgia, where she earned her degree in Public Relations with a minor in Fashion Merchandising. Having grown up on a farm in Southwest Georgia, Lilly’s journey to Athens for college captured her heart, leading her to make the Classic City her home. Proudly embracing her role as an aunt to two nephews and one niece, Lilly shares her home with her beloved cat Luna, and dog Lulu. She also serves as a licensed Realtor®, bringing her passion and expertise to our team.

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