David M. Marks

David Marks is the President and CEO of Phoenix Investors, a national real estate firm specializing in industrial real estate based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as well as trustee, key officer, director, and manager for all its affiliated entities, a role that he has held since 1994. Mr. Marks oversees all investments, with responsibilities that begin pre-acquisition and extend through ownership and disposition. Mr. Marks began his real estate career in the late 1980s while still an undergraduate, completing acquisition underwriting, portfolio analysis, and abstracting complex anchor tenant leases on a national basis. In the early 1990s, Mr. Marks worked on national acquisitions, underwritings, and financings, highlighted by assisting in the creation of Wall Street’s first retail commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) transaction. Today, he oversees one of the largest private industrial real estate portfolios comprised of 46 million square feet, spanning 28 states. Mr. Marks and his wife Rachael are active supporters of various charitable organizations, with a specific focus on Jewish charities in Southeastern Wisconsin. He received a B.S. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin.

U.S. Markets Where You Can Still Afford a Warehouse

The cost of renting a warehouse in the United States has skyrocketed in the past two years, while vacancy has plummeted to record lows. A booming e-commerce sector, reshoring manufacturers, and other contributing factors have kept pushing demand higher. Meanwhile, a global pandemic, unprecedented supply chain disruptions, and a labor shortage have limited the ability of industrial real estate stakeholders to deliver new inventory. As businesses outgrow their existing facilities, they are now left wondering: Can I afford a bigger warehouse? Fortunately, there are still ... Read More

What to Do When You Outgrow Your E-commerce Fulfillment Operation

Massive e-commerce sales fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic have left many online and omnichannel retailers dealing with unexpected business growth. Though the e-commerce boom has slowed compared to the explosion seen in 2020, online retail continues to experience steady growth year-over-year. This level of continuous growth came as a shock to the industry, resulting in many e-commerce sellers outgrowing their existing fulfillment capabilities much sooner than they planned. 3 Signs You’ve Outgrown Your Current Fulfillment Capabilities As your business grows, its needs can change dramatically. ... Read More

Meta House Receives Large Donation from Phoenix Investors for Annual Fundraiser

Originally published by Yahoo Finance. Milwaukee's Meta House recently received a large donation from Phoenix Investors, a Milwaukee-based commercial real estate firm, in support of their annual fundraiser. The accompanying event, entitled "A Day for Meta House: Metamorphosis," will include several one-hour sessions on May 11 and May 20 throughout the greater Milwaukee area. The event centers around two women who are in long-term recovery; the women will share their stories, highlighting the changes they've made along the way and the role Meta House and the recovery community as a whole have played in their success. This ... Read More

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