Meet the Marker Team

Our student housing leaders are the science behind Marker.

Larry Warren

Director of Business Intelligence
Larry Warren is the Director of Business Intelligence at Marker Investments where he develops technology and data analysis solutions for all phases of the company.  

Starting his career in property management in 2011, Larry has worked with Asset Campus Housing, Pinnacle Property Management, and most recently, Cushman & Wakefield, where he gained valuable experience in on-site management, data science, property management software, and business intelligence software, including RealPage Designer & Microsoft Power BI.

Brian Thompson

Brian is the Founder of Marker Investments and leads the firm’s real estate activities. With over 22 years’ experience in student housing, his career includes roles at some of the most active and respected investment firms in the US. Across his career he has participated in the structuring, acquisition, and development of over $13 billion of student housing real estate.  

Before forming Marker in 2020, he spent 9 years leading the Education investment platform for Harrison Street Real Estate Capital. He also held roles at CA Ventures, Core Spaces, and GMH Communities, where he began his career as an analyst.

In 2013 Globe Street named him one of 12 national “Student Housing Pioneers”. He is a member of ULI’s Student Housing Council, NMHC’s Student Housing Committee, their Research Council, and a regular speaker at industry events.  

Jessica Noles

Director of Operations
Jessica is the Director of Operations at Marker Investments, where she has been instrumental in creating systems and building teams.

Before joining Marker, Jessica spent 10 years at Asset Living, where she held various roles on-site as well as being involved in the on-boarding of the acquisition of sites nationwide. Jessica is passionate about the growth and development of future industry leaders. She is committed to driving Marker forward through training, systems, and developing company culture. With her extensive experience, Jessica is well-equipped to lead Marker to continued success.

Robert Myers

Vice President
Robert Myers is a Vice President and leads Marker's property management platform- creating and deploying all operational systems throughout the company.

With 24 years of experience in student housing, Robert has achieved at all levels of Operations, including General Manager of 2,500+ beds for Asset Campus Housing, Regional Manager for the Collier Companies, and Director of Student Housing for Demetree Global. He has succeeded in rebranding and rehabilitating troubled assets, building teams that work, and perfecting systems at every level.

Luke Jager

Luke Jager is an analyst at Marker responsible for underwriting and performing market research on potential investment opportunities.

He is a relationship-oriented individual that concentrates on implementing technology to promote data driven decisions that challenge the status quo. Prior to joining Marker Investments, Luke received a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Indiana University Kelley School of Business. During his tenure, he contributed to student led founding of the Indiana University private equity fund; ultimately, raising $4.2 million.

Todd Dillon

Managing Director & Principal
Todd Dillon is a Managing Director and leads the firm’s acquisitions efforts.

Todd leverages his 20 years’ experience in commercial real estate investments, development, and operations. He has spent the last 15 years focused exclusively on student housing. Prior to joining Marker, Todd was responsible for overseeing the largest student housing portfolio at The Ohio State University.  Under his leadership the portfolio grew from roughly 1,000 beds to over 3,500 beds over a five-year period through a series of strategic acquisitions and development.

Dustin Crossland

Operations Specialist
Dustin is an Operations Specialist focused on improving automation and building systems. Before joining Marker, Dustin spent 3 years in real estate and financial services, where he gained valuable experience in data analysis, marketing, and leadership.  

Dustin is passionate about leveraging automation and data to create value and is committed to driving Marker forward by building systems crucial to data-driven decisions. With his extensive experience and expertise, Dustin is well-equipped to lead Marker to continued success. 

Sara Cisafulli

Director of Office Operations
Sara is the Director of Office Operations. She oversees organization of systems across our various office locations, human resource management, and culture-strengthening initiatives.    

With over 17 years of office and project management experience, Sara has learned invaluable operational and communication skills while working on teams in varying industries. Her experience in construction, real estate, and executive assisting has instilled a dynamic knowledgebase that allows her to understand and assist with needs across all of our departments.  

Tina Birchak

Vice President, Accounting
Tina Birchak is the Vice President of Accounting, responsible for the financial health of the company’s real estate portfolio.  

Her 20+ years in executive roles included 9+ years in real estate development, construction and property management industries across multi-family, commercial, mixed-use and student housing sectors.  She has a successful record in selling, buying and development activities of over $600 million worth of real estate, securing over $200 million in construction and stabilized debt, and has managed the financial departments for businesses in excess of 50 properties and 4,500+units.