Independent Director since October 2018
Mr Ian Marcus is a board counsellor of the Crown Estate, which manages the property portfolio of the British monarchy on behalf of the UK Treasury, having retired from the board at the end of 2019. He is also the senior independent non-executive director at Secure Income REIT PLC and a non-executive director at Town Centre Securities plc. Mr Marcus’ experience in real estate investment banking and extensive board involvement across the property sector is a valuable asset to the Shurgard board.
Mr Marcus is also a senior adviser to real estate investment banking group Eastdil Secured, Elysian Residences Limited, a luxury retirement company and Work.Life, the flexible office and workspace group. He has also been a director of Ian Marcus Consultants limited since 2012.
Mr Marcus is a Trustee of the Prince's Foundation, a member of Redevco NV's advisory board, member of the European advisory board of The Wharton Business School Real Estate Faculty, and President of the Cambridge University Land Society.
Formerly, Mr Marcus was Chairman of the Bank of England’s Commercial Property Forum, a member of the real estate advisory board of the department of land economy at the University of Cambridge, Chairman of The Prince’s Regeneration Trust and Chairman of the European Real Estate Investment Banking division of Credit Suisse. He is a past President of the British Property Foundation and a past Chairman of the Investment Property Forum.
He holds a degree in land economy from the University of Cambridge.