David Marks

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.

Warehouse Hoarding: Is Industrial Real Estate the New Toilet Paper?

Remember the first half of 2020 when our biggest fear was running out of toilet paper? It was something we all needed, and there wasn't enough to go around. That realization caused consumers to panic-buy as much toilet paper as they could before it ran out, further contributing to the growing toilet paper shortage. The industrial real estate sector is seeing a similar trend right now with warehouses. Warehouse capacity remains at record lows across the United States, while demand keeps rising. As projections for ... Read More

The Future of Industrial Real Estate Needs Smarter Warehouses

Over the past several decades, science fiction movies have featured all kinds of things once thought unimaginable, such as robots, self-driving vehicles, and fully automated factories. As we reach a point where these fantasies have become a reality, the industrial real estate sector must look toward a smarter future. This article will discuss some innovative new features found in warehouses and what property owners can do to support them.  What Does a Smart Warehouse Look Like?  A “smart warehouse” is so-named because it relies runs ... Read More

2022 Looks Like Another Strong Year for Industrial Real Estate

While the COVID-19 had a devastating impact on countless industries, industrial real estate has weathered the storm well since the pandemic began in 2020. Whereas office, retail, commercial real estate sectors have struggled, industrial real estate owners, investors, and other stakeholders have found themselves well-positioned to thrive. This article will explore some trends that will help industrial properties remain a hot commodity this year. Industrial Prepares for Another Banner Year The driving forces behind industrial real estate demand will continue in 2022 and beyond. As ... Read More

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