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Professional Profiles


Professional Profile: John Markunas 2006


  • Title: Account Executive
  • Company: LandAmerica Financial Group. Inc. (a Fortune 500 company)
  • Location: Two Grand Central Tower, 140 East 45th St., 22nd Floor
  • Birthplace: Tupper Lake, NY (“Heart of the Adirondacks”)

Family: Single

College: BS, Hotel-Restaurant Administration, Florida State Univ.; MBA, Finance, University of San Francisco

First job outside of real estate: Hyatt Hotels Corporate Management trainee

First job in real estate or allied field: Mortgage lending

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? Managing business development for LandAmerica’s title insurance subsidiaries; Commonwealth Land Title and Lawyers Title, for the NYC area. Future plans include being the premier title insurance provider in Latin America for my stateside clients: attorneys, banks, REITs and developers.

Hobbies: Reading, kite surfing, tennis, weightlifting, winemaking and antique corkscrew collecting

Favorite book: “Mystery of Capital” by Hernando de Soto

Favorite movie: “Wings of Desire”

Person you admire most (outside of family): Many. Not one in particular

Keys to success: Setting a plan, following the plan, modifying the plan when necessary, perseverance and patience

If you had to choose another vocation what would it be? Writer/novelist