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Marcus Partners Taps Ali Bernard as Principal, Co-CFO in Boston

Real estate investment, management and development firm Marcus Partners has tapped Ali Bernard as as Principal and Co-CFO.

Current CFO David Hooke, who has been with the team since 1993, will transition to a Senior Advisor role in early 2022, at which time Bernard will become sole CFO. In their work as Co-CFOs, Bernard and Hooke will together lead the company’s accounting, human resources, and financing efforts along with supporting the teams focused on investor relations, due diligence, acquisition, financings and sales. 

Bernard brings a diverse perspective from her varied roles at Easterly Government Properties and as CFO of Easterly Capital LLC and Easterly Partners, LLC. During her time at Easterly Partners, Bernard guided the firm through the growth of two private equity funds and the firm’s initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange. 

“Ali brings a deep base of commercial real estate knowledge to our firm and this partnership with David will provide important guidance and support for our many initiatives moving forward,” said Paul Marcus, CEO at Marcus Partners. “We are incredibly grateful for David’s partnership, friendship and loyalty over almost three decades as a vital part of our team.” 

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David Cohen is Southeast Editorial Director at Connect Commercial Real Estate. David is a media veteran with more than 10 years of experience in journalism, copywriting and communications across a variety of roles. He is responsible for covering commercial real estate news and trends in the Southeast, Florida, Washington D.C. and Boston at Connect CRE as well as specializing in the Student Housing sector. Prior to joining Connect, David was the editor of Northeast Real Estate Business magazine and Student Housing Business magazine at France Media as well as spending time freelancing for ESPN and the Associated Press in the fast-paced field of live sports event production. He is also an owner and investor in multifamily real estate in Atlanta, GA. David currently resides in Atlanta and graduated from the College of Communication & Information at the University of Tennessee Knoxville.

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