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.

Redevelopment of the Year for Roanoke

Former GE Plant Gets New Life With Global Vehicle Parts Manufacturer’s $32 Million Investment As first published by Allen Johnson & Christian Taylor for CoStar. The revival of a former General Electric plant has shown the strength of the Roanoke, Virginia industrial market with a big new tenant and plans for expansion. STS Group, a global supplier of vehicle parts, signed a 15-year lease at 1501 Roanoke Blvd.in Salem, Virginia. The German company seeks to establish its North American headquarters and a manufacturing operation on ... Read More

Will Your Industrial Buildings Bolster Your Climate Reporting?

As the impacts of climate change become more apparent, investors have increasingly incorporated corporate responsibility into their investment strategies. These attitudes are reflected in proposed rule changes from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that would require publicly traded organizations to disclose climate data to investors to facilitate informed investment decisions. For industrial businesses, statistics about the impact on the environment are alarming. Accenture says supply chains produce about 60% of all carbon emissions globally. The World Economic Forum reports that one-fifth of ... Read More

Phoenix Investors Recognized As #5 Top Property Owner, #11 Top Property Management Firm by Midwest Real Estate News

Midwest Real Estate News has named Phoenix Investors a Top Property Owner and a Top Property Management Firm in their annual “Best of the Best” issue. Phoenix was ranked the #5 Top Property Owner and the #11 Top Property Management Firm, based on square footage owned and managed in the Midwest in 2023. The issue highlights the top commercial real estate professionals throughout the Midwest, including brokers, construction companies, developers, direct lenders, owners, property management firms, real estate law firms, and financial intermediaries. As ... Read More

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