Our Team

Ernie Marcus

[email protected]
(202) 797-2800

Mr. Marcus, CRE, is a real estate executive with 40 years of experience in real estate development, valuation and consulting. He has expertise in the development of complex urban projects with commercial and residential components, as well as affordable and luxury multi-family projects. His consulting and development experience extends to a myriad of property types: condominiums, apartments, townhouses, retail, office, industrial, hotel, adaptive reuse, mixed-use, special-use and vacant land.

As a consultant, practitioner, and appraiser, Mr. Marcus brings skills in all phases of the property life cycle, including asset management, disposition/repositioning strategies, and due diligence materials for acquisitions, financing investments, and market studies. He is also actively involved in a number of tax credit and affordable housing deals as Principal of Building Partnerships. 

Mr. Marcus was named Counselor of Real Estate (CRE) in 2017 and has his M.B.A. in Real Estate & Urban Development from American University (1982) in addition to his George Washington University, 1978, B.B.A. in Finance. He is also a Certified General Appraiser in the District of Columbia.

View Mr. Marcus’ CV here. 

Colin Thomas

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(202) 780-5465

Colin Thomas joined Marcus Asset Group in January of 2016. He is responsible for sourcing and underwriting new investment opportunities, as well as asset management and an assortment of development activities. Mr. Thomas works on acquisition, entitlement and execution for both the investment and development wing of Marcus Asset Group, as well as for their many consulting clients.

Prior to joining Marcus Asset Group, Mr. Thomas worked in acquisitions for a publicly traded REIT and has worked on independent development and acquisitions projects in New Orleans and Washington, DC, with a specific focus on suburban office assets, as well as urban retail and multifamily. In addition to his work with Marcus Asset Group, he is extensively involved in development and investment projects for Pecar Properties LLC.

Mr. Thomas received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia.

Jacob Marcus

[email protected]
(202) 213-4751

Jacob Marcus is a DC native, who worked as a chef in Washington D.C. before starting his career in real estate. He was one of the first staff members of Takorean, a local Korean BBQ Taco food truck turned brick and mortar. He also started a food truck for ThinkFoodGroup by Jose Andres and worked for a number of Jose Andre’s local restaurants.

Jacob graduated from St. Edward’s University in May of 2017 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and works on research, assistant project management and an assortment of underwriting activities for Marcus Asset Group.