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Prime Minister appoints David B. Marks as National Gallery Trustee

David B. Marks has been appointed by the Prime Minister as Trustee of the National Gallery, for four years until 12 March 2021.

David Marks has worked in the real estate industry for 28 years. He co-founded Brockton Capital in 2005; the firm has raised over £1.50bn of equity across three separate real estate funds since 2006 and currently manages a £4.0bn UK property portfolio. Brockton Capital has invested into and/or developed in a wide range of sectors including office buildings, shopping centres, multi-let industrial estates, retail parks, street markets, pubs, residential development, car parks, data centres and in 2017 launched an asset-backed co-working operator to provide flexible office space for start-ups, SME’s and corporate occupiers. Prior to co-founding Brockton, David worked at The Blackstone Group (2001-2005, in London) and JLL (1989-1999, in London and New York). He has been directly involved in transactions totalling £8.5bn ($10.5bn) whilst at both Brockton Capital and Blackstone. David holds a Bachelor’s degree in Politics & Modern History from the University of Manchester, UK and a Master’s degree in Real Estate from MIT, Boston. David was President of the BPF (British Property Federation) for a one year term in 2013-14. In addition, David is a member of the Bank of England’s Commercial Property Forum and the BPF Policy Committee.

The role is not remunerated and this appointment has been made in accordance with the OCPA Code of Practice. Under the Code, any significant political activity undertaken by an appointee in the last five years must be declared. This is defined as including holding office, public speaking, making a recordable donation, or candidature for election. David has declared no political activity.

Published 20 March 2017