Joel S. Marcus, JD, CPA, is Executive Chairman and Founder of Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (NYSE: ARE), the REIT that pioneered life science real estate from a specialty niche to a mainstream asset class and today is the preeminent and longest-tenured owner, operator, and developer uniquely focused on collaborative life science, agtech, and technology campuses in AAA innovation clusters. Since co-founding the company in 1994 as a garage startup with $19 million in Series A capital and a mission to advance human health, he has grown Alexandria into an S&P 500 company, which has a total market capitalization of $36 billion and a total shareholder return exceeding 2,000% as of June 30, 2021. In 1996, Mr. Marcus founded Alexandria Venture Investments, the company’s strategic venture capital platform, to invest in promising seed-, early-, and growth-stage life science, agrifoodtech, and technology companies. With approximately $2 billion under management, he leads Alexandria’s investments in transformative companies advancing breakthroughs in leading-edge areas. Prior to co-founding Alexandria, he had an extensive legal career specializing in corporate finance and capital markets, venture capital, and mergers and acquisitions with special expertise in the biopharmaceutical industry. Mr. Marcus also serves on the boards of directors of several public and private companies. He received his BA and JD from the University of California, Los Angeles.