Marcus Cook, CFA is Senior Vice President of Corporate Acquisitions for Irvine Company. He is responsible for leading and executing the organization’s cross-divisional initiatives to grow its development pipeline and commercial investment portfolio beyond the boundaries of the famed Irvine Ranch.
Throughout his 20-plus year real estate career, Mr. Cook has been responsible for residential (4,100+ units) and commercial (1.0M+ SF) acquisitions, dispositions, and developments with a total capitalization in excess of $2.1 billion. Recent acquisitions include Alton Corporate Plaza (Irvine, CA), Township 14 (Del Mar, CA), Gateway at Torrey Hills (Del Mar, CA), and the AMD Campus/HQ (Sunnyvale, CA).
Previously, he served as Vice President of Acquisitions for Integral Communities, Vice President of Acquisitions and Development for Oakmont Senior Living, Director of Acquisitions for MBK Homes, Senior Project & Acquisitions Manager for Larwin Company, and Project Manager for Browning Properties. Mr. Cook began his career in Bank of America’s management-training program.
Mr. Cook serves on the Executive Committee of the University of Southern California’s Lusk Center for Real Estate, and previously held the position of adjunct professor in the school’s Master of Real Estate Development (MRED) program.
Mr. Cook holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and graduated with academic honors from the University of Southern California’s Masters in Real Estate Development program. He also holds the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).