Joel S. Marcus, J.D., CPA
Executive Chairman & Founder, Alexandria Real Estate Equities (NYSE: ARE)/Alexandria Venture Investments
Mr. Marcus has served on the board of directors of ITCI since April 2006. Mr. Marcus co-founded Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. in 1994, Alexandria Venture Investments in 1996, and the renowned Alexandria Summit in 2011. He is the Executive Chairman of the board of directors of Alexandria. He served as Chairman of Alexandria’s board of directors from May 2007 to April 2018, Chief Executive Officer from March 1997 to April 2018, President from February 2009 to April 2018, and has served as a director since the company’s inception in 1994. In addition to ITCI, Mr. Marcus serves on the boards of Accelerator Life Science Partners and AgTech Accelerator Corporation (Chairman), for which he was one of the original architects and co-founders, Applied Therapeutics Inc., Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATRA), Boragen Inc., MeiraGTx Limited, Yumanity Therapeutics; Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH), Friends of Cancer Research, MassBio, NewYorkBIO, The Scripps Research Institute; the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, the Navy SEAL Foundation, the Partnership for New York City, and Robin Hood Foundation, as well as on Nareit’s 2018 Executive Board.
Prior to co-founding Alexandria, Mr. Marcus had an extensive legal career specializing in corporate finance and capital markets, venture capital, and mergers and acquisitions, with a unique expertise in the biopharmaceutical industry, and was one of the principal architects of the Kirin-Amgen EPO joint venture in 1984. He was also a practicing certified public accountant and tax manager with Arthur Young & Co., where he focused on the financing and taxation of REITs.
Mr. Marcus earned his undergraduate and Juris Doctor degrees at the University of California, Los Angeles, and was a recipient of the EY Entrepreneur Of the Year Award (Los Angeles – Real Estate).