George Marcus Awarded

George M. Marcus

George M. Marcus, a long-time member of the Leadership 100 Executive Committee and Board of Trustees, was honored with The Aristeio Award of the American Hellenic Council of California on April 17.

He is the founder of The Marcus & Millichap Company and its chairman since 1971. The Marcus & Millichap Company is the parent company of a diversified group of real estate, service, investment and development firms. He is also chairman of Essex Property Trust  and one of the original founders and directors of Plaza Commerce Bank and Greater Bay Bancorp, both publicly held financial institutions. Included among his professional memberships are the Board of Regents of The University of California, the Apartment Industry Foundation in which he currently serves on the Board of Directors, the Real Estate Roundtable and the Policy Advisory Board of the University of California at Berkeley - Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics. He currently serves as an Advisor on the Strategic Review Committee for CalPers; the largest pension fund in the world.

Born George Moutsanas in 1941 in Euboea, Greece, he emigrated to the United States in 1945 with his parents and sister, Orsa. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from San Francisco State University in 1965 and is also a graduate of the Harvard Business School of Owners/Presidents Management Program and the Georgetown University Leadership Program.

He received the high Offikion of Archon Exarchos in 1991 by His Eminence Archbishop Iakovos at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New York. His many awards include the Oxi Day Award, Axion Award, Elios Cultural Achievement Award, Patriarch Athenagoras Humanitarian Award and Hellenic American Chamber of Commerce Person of the Year.

He and his wife, Judy, live in Los Altos Hills, California.  They have four children: Mary Jane, John, Demetra and Alexandria.

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