Once a month, C Magazine sits down with a prominent Columbus figure to discuss how they spend their time out of the office and between paychecks. This month, we sat down with the “magic man” himself, veteran real estate consultant Mark Neff of New Albany Realty.
C Magazine: What was your first car?
Mark Neff: 1971 Pontiac Lemans convertible with 122 large on it.
C Magazine: Name two books should be a part of any high school curriculum.
Neff: Tuesdays with Morrie and Den of Thieves.
C Magazine: What’s your biggest pet peeve?
Neff: Unreasonable, ignorant people.
C Magazine: If a dish were named after you, what would it be?
Neff: Filet with lobster and a magic wasabi sauce.
C Magazine: What is the biggest rip-off in real estate?
Neff: Cheap construction.
C Magazine: What do you do most often for others?
Neff: Help them cope with the scope of decision.
C Magazine: How do you think people can effectively make a difference in the future?
Neff: Make family the number one priority.
C Magazine: What is the most memorable speech you’ve heard?
Neff: The eulogy of Charles Hinson by Leslie Wexner when he lowered his glasses, looked at the crowd and said, “I respected Charlie for his judgment, and judgment is everything.”
C Magazine: What five albums would you take to a deserted album?
Neff: Elton John Greatest Hits, Led Zeppelin III, Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here, Aerosmith Bootleg, and Neil Young Live Rust.
C Magazine: What is the most extravagant thing you’ve done?
Neff: Threw a surprise 10-year renewal of wedding vows for my wife on the beaches of Hilton Head.