About Cia Buckley Marakovits:
Prior to joining Dune in 2007, Ms. Buckley Marakovits was the President of the U.S. Fund Business for JER Partners, an affiliate of the J.E. Robert Companies. Ms. Buckley Marakovits joined JER in 1997 and held a variety of positions there, including Chief Financial Officer, Head of Asset Management, Head of Acquisitions and most recently, President of the U.S. Fund Business. During her tenure at JER, Ms. Buckley Marakovits also served on the JER Global Investment Committee, the European Investment Committee, and the JRT Investment Committee. From 1997 to her departure in 2007, Ms. Buckley Marakovits had management responsibility for the acquisition and asset management of over $6 billion of U.S. investments, including REO assets, development transactions, complex portfolios and real estate operating companies. Before joining JER, Ms. Buckley Marakovits spent over nine years in the Real Estate Investment Banking Group of Bankers Trust, where she successfully managed acquisitions of over $2 billion in assets, including distressed mortgage portfolios, operating company investments and structured debt investments.
Ms. Buckley Marakovits is a Trustee and member of the Investment Committee of the Urban Land Institute and a member of its Women’s Leadership Initiative. She is a member of the Pension Real Estate Association, serves as a member of the Columbia Business School’s MBA Real Estate Program Advisory Board and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Samuel Zell and Robert Lurie Real Estate Center at the Wharton School. Ms. Buckley Marakovits is a member of Women Executives in Real Estate (“WX”) and was honored as the WX Woman of the Year in 2011. She was also selected by PERE as one of the Top Ten Women in Real Estate Private Equity. Ms. Buckley Marakovits received an M.B.A from Columbia University in 1993 and a B.A. from Lafayette College in 1988.