Joel Marcus, J.D., C.P.A., CEO, Founder and Director
Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.
Joel S. Marcus, J.D., C.P.A. - Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, Founder and Director of Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc., a $6.1 billion total market capital NYSE company with a stellar public track record is the pre-eminent real estate investment trust focused principally on the ownership, operation, management, redevelopment, selective development and acquisition of properties containing office/laboratory space, the Labspace® niche which Alexandria pioneered. Such properties are designed and improved for lease primarily to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, life science research, product, service, defense, educational and translational research entities, as well as related government agencies. Mr. Marcus has extensive expertise, experience and contacts in the life sciences and real estate industries. He is highly experienced in real estate, finance and capital market matters, venture capital and mergers/acquisitions. Mr. Marcus has been involved with the formation, financing and operations of companies ranging in size from multi-billion dollar conglomerates to start-ups. Mr. Marcus won the 1999 Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” Award: Los Angeles - Real Estate. The New York Academy of Sciences Economic Development for Science Award recipient for leadership in support of New York City as a center of scientific excellence. Mr. Marcus is nationally recognized for his experience and expertise in strategic partnering and was one of the original architects of the Kirin-Amgen joint venture. This joint venture owns the rights and financed the development of erythropoietin and granulocyte colony stimulating factor, the two leading genetically engineered pharmaceutical producers. Mr. Marcus was one of the original architects and founders of The Accelerator(SM) Seattle, Washington, and The New York City Orthopedics Technologies Venture, New York, New York. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles.