Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (NYSE: ARE), an urban office REIT uniquely focused on collaborative life science and technology campuses in AAA innovation cluster locations, today announced that Joel S. Marcus, chairman, chief executive officer and founder of Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. and Alexandria Venture Investments, has been appointed to the Navy SEAL Foundation board of directors, effective immediately.
“We are thrilled Joel has joined the Navy SEAL Foundation team,” said Robin King, chief executive officer of the Navy SEAL Foundation. “Joel’s selection to the board is a true testament to the positive contributions he has made to the SEAL and military communities through his tireless dedication to our mission to provide immediate and ongoing support and assistance to the Naval Special Warfare community and their families.”
“Joel is a motivational leader who has a passion for helping ensure the Naval Special Warfare community continues to thrive,” added retired Rear Admiral (SEAL) Garry Bonelli, chairman of the board of the Navy SEAL Foundation. “Joel brings a unique entrepreneurial perspective to our board, and we look forward to drawing on his strategic business insights.”
“I am immensely honored and humbled to join the Navy SEAL Foundation board and to continue supporting the Foundation in its mission-critical efforts to ensure the U.S. Navy SEALs, the Naval Special Warfare community and their families have the support they need during times of both achievement and adversity,” said Mr. Marcus. “At Alexandria, we share the organization’s deep commitment to improving the health, safety and well-being of these national heroes.”