From Euboea to the Forbes billionaires’ list
George M. Marcus was born George Moutsanas in 1941 in Euboea. He is the Founder of Marcus and Millichap Company, where he currently serves as Chairman. He is among the top 10 wealthiest Greeks in the world and is fortune is estimated by Forbes magazine at $1.04 Billion.
Marcus & Millichap Company is the parent company of a diversified group of real estate, service, investment and development firms. Mr. Marcus is also chairman of Essex Property Trust (a publicly held multi-family real estate investment trust). Mr. Marcus was one of the original founders and directors of Plaza Commerce Bank and Greater Bay Bancorp, both publicly held financial institutions.
In 1945 he emigrated to the United States with his parents and sister. George M. Marcus graduated from San Francisco State University with a B.A. degree in Economics. He is also a graduate of the Harvard Business School of Owners/Presidents Management Program and the Georgetown University Leadership Program.
George Marcus sits on the Board of Directors at the Modern Greek Studies Foundation at San Francisco State University, International Orthodox Christian Charities, Leadership 100, The Elios Society and the National Hellenic Society. He is also a member of FAITH and AHEPA.
He serves numerous civic organizations including the AHI Business Network, Board of Directors member of the National Multi-Housing Council and the Real Estate Routable. He co-founded and served as president of DYNAMIS, the political action committee to promote Greek-Americans for elected office. His many awards include the Oxi Day Award, Axion Award, Catholic Charities CYO for Outstanding Philanthropic Works, Patriarch Athenagoras; Humanitarian Award and Hellenic American Chamber of Commerce; Person of the Year.
George Marcus and his wife, Judy live in Los Altos Hills, California. They have four children: Mary Jane, John, Demetra and Alexandria.