Real estate broker goes from the Hamptons to Sarasota | Business Observer

 Real estate broker goes from the Hamptons to Sarasota | Business Observer

You learn a lot about yourself when you’re in the eye of a hurricane. On a boat. Off the coast of Cuba. 

It was 1995 when Mark J. Baron and his wife Susan got caught in the storm during a sailing trip. They were off the south coast of Cuba, and the only safe haven was the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay. Baron says the Coast Guard could have picked them up by helicopter, but he was determined to make it to shore himself. After 19 hours at the helm of the boat, they made it. “I held that lesson close to my heart,” Baron says. “Tenacity is really one of the driving forces to success, especially at the level I’m at. I think that tenaciousness is somewhat inherent in my psyche.”

Baron has since applied that fighting spirit to his career — real estate — representing ultra-luxury clients. First he did that in the Hamptons, New York, where he says he surpassed $1 billion in luxury…

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