Mark Kentwell

Founder | Director | Chief Vision Officer

About Mark

Mark may operate in the present, but his mind is fixated on the future; optimising, strategising and innovating his business, team, and clients towards a divine final form. It’s this attitude which has seen him shape an industry and has awarded him accolades such as the title of three times Australian Principal of the Year across all brands, finalist for REB’s Thought Leader of the Year and acting as the head of the #4 ranking REB office nationwide in the last year alone. And having achieved the two largest record sales in Newcastle history of $7,250,000 and $8,700,000, it’s no surprise why.

For Mark, leading from the front begins with standing behind his team at every auction; shaking hands and shaking up the strategy with sharp words of advice. Less like a boss and more like a mentor, Mark’s bond with his staff has developed as naturally as the admirable Presence culture moulded in his image. His example is set at a standard above the rest — and he actively coaches his agents to rise to the occasion, each armed with enhanced strengths and optimised weaknesses. Uncompromising and unyielding, there is no win/lose when it comes to Team MK — only outcomes where every stakeholder is seen, heard, and validated — because that’s what true success looks like in real estate.


For Mark, work/life balance is void — because the two are so deeply intertwined that Presence Real Estate is more than a movement, but a lifestyle. Deeply involved in the community, Mark sponsors Newcastle Surf Club, aids compliance groups, is invested in over 20 businesses, mentors young entrepreneurs, sits on advisory boards, hosts charity auctions, sponsors Friday Chill and is involved in the Merewether Greenies Grommets with his two daughters and wife Natalie. Because it’s one thing to exist in a community, and it is another to be present — and that is the legacy Mark is founding at Presence.


“A ritual that is slept on: waking up before the rest. I start my day 3 hours ahead of the average person — which gives me 20% more time to achieve my business and personal goals for the day”.

If you have a property to sell and you’ve dealt with Mark, been referred to Mark or want to see results alongside Mark, then please reach out. Mark aligns himself with specialised members of the team to amplify sales strategy, ensuring client wins are achieved actively and efficiently every time.

Very Professional and great communication.

Seller of house in Mayfield East, NSW

Mark and his team were truly excellent. At all times the level of communication and professionalism were outstanding. At the core of it we felt that the team were representing us and our property in the best possible light, and thoroughly understood our wishes. I strongly recommend Mark and his team… Read More

Seller of house in Whitebridge, NSW

We just purchased our 2nd home through Mark & his team and just as the time before they were amazing to deal with. They certainly went above and beyond getting the deal done at 10:30pm on a Sunday night. If you are looking at buying or selling you would be in the best hands!

Buyer of house in Dudley, NSW

Our experiences as a buyer and seller with Mark Kentwell, Natalie Tonks, Chasse Ede and the entire team has been exceptional. They are a professional, approachable and cohesive team, who bring expert knowledge and importantly far reaching relationships with prospective buyers which delivers a str… Read More

Seller of house in Bar Beach, NSW

Mark knew the market and our aspirations. He efficiently connected us with the right buyer, a the right price, in a short space of time.

Seller of house in The Hill, NSW

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