David Marks

David M. Marks


Since 1994, David M. Marks has served as the Trustee of the Irrevocable Children’s Trust, Irrevocable Children’s Trust No.2 and Phoenix Business Trust where he oversees all trust investments, with responsibilities that begin pre-acquisition and extend through ownership and disposition. Mr. Marks has played a key role in all acquisitions and management of the Trusts’ portfolio of commercial real estate and operating companies and acts as key officer, director or manager for the Trusts’ operating subsidiaries.

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 Wall Street’s first single-tenant, retail property-backed securitized financing, a CMBS transaction secured by a national portfolio of 43 Kmart retail and warehouse stores.

Mr. Marks has led or participated in real estate acquisitions, refinancings and dispositions ranging in size from single asset transactions under $1 million to portfolio transactions in excess of $170 million.

Mr. Marks and his wife Rachael are active supporters of various charitable organizations, with a specific focus on Jewish charities in Southeastern Wisconsin.

Mr. Marks received a B.S. in economics from the University of Wisconsin.


As reported in bizjournals.com written by Sean Ryan Two former Quad/Graphics Inc. industrial facilities in Illinois and Tennessee sold to Milwaukee-based Phoenix Investors. An affiliate of the Milwaukee real estate investor bought the two buildings for $13.5 million from Industrial Realty Group. The two buildings have about 1.1 million square feet combined and were formerly occupied by Sussex printing company Quad/Graphics (NYSE: QUAD).  “Both buildings have good bones and feature high clear ceiling heights,” said Anthony Crivello, Phoenix executive vice president. “We intend on renovating ... Read More

2019-12-24T06:10:11+00:00May 8th, 2018|Articles, David Marks, Frank Crivello, Kurt Jensen|


As reported in rejournals.com Affiliates of Phoenix Investors, a national private commercial real estate firm headquartered in Milwaukee, acquired from affiliates of Industrial Realty Group two industrial properties totaling about 1.1 million square feet in Covington, Tennessee, and Mount Morris, Illinois, for $13.5 million. The Covington property is a former Quad Graphics facility located on U.S. Route 51 in Covington, about 45 miles northeast of Memphis. Built between 1987 and 1994, the Covington property is made up of 523,010 square feet in improvements and totals ... Read More

2019-12-24T06:10:14+00:00May 8th, 2018|Articles, David Marks, Frank Crivello, Kurt Jensen|


As reported in urbanmilwaukee.com written by Jeramey Jannene A long-vacant Lowe’s home improvement store in Midtown Center will become a distribution center created by Milwaukee-based Phoenix Investors. Under plans revealed Monday afternoon, a proposed future tenant would employ up to 30 individuals in the large facility at 5800 W. Hope Ave. Phoenix declined to identify the prospective tenant, but said that operator would have a 10-year lease for the storage and delivery of finished goods. The 134,314-square-foot building was built in 2004 according to city ... Read More

2019-12-24T06:10:21+00:00May 8th, 2018|Articles, David Marks, Frank Crivello, Kurt Jensen|