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.

Is Reshoring Better Than Nearshoring?

As businesses consider ways to shorten their supply chains and mitigate ongoing disruptions, many have begun to explore the feasibility of bringing production and logistics assets closer to home. For American companies, this goal can be achieved through either nearshoring or reshoring. Nearshoring moves assets from far-off destinations like China to closer countries, such as Mexico. Similarly, reshoring draws down offshored operations and reestablishes them on U.S. soil. But which is better? Keep reading to explore the benefits and drawbacks of nearshoring and reshoring. Nearshoring ... Read More

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The supply chain has struggled to overcome a seemingly endless stream of disruptions since the onset of a global pandemic at the beginning of 2020. For logistics professionals, COVID-19 has been similar to a never-ending game of Whack-a-Mole — as soon as one problem seems sufficiently dealt with, another always seems to quickly pop up. Though supply chain and logistics professionals have begun to plan for a post-pandemic new normal, the logistics sector will continue to feel the impact of COVID-19 for some time to ... Read More

Cristo Rey Receives $1 Million Gift, Frank P. Crivello

As published by Catholic Herald Cristo Rey Jesuit High School has just gotten closer to paying off its new $33 million National Avenue campus in Milwaukee — $1 million closer to be exact. Earlier this month, Phoenix Investors and the Crivello Family Foundation announced the $1 million gift to Cristo Rey. “It’s a blessing,” said Andrew Stith, president of the high school since 2014. “[T]he foundation’s gift was a natural outgrowth of the partnership Frank, his family and his business had with Cristo Rey over ... Read More

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