Philadelphia — Brian Thompson, formerly with CA Ventures and Harrison Street, has launched Marker Investments. Thompson will leverage his nearly 20 years of experience in the student housing industry to lead the Marker Investments team, which will specialize in the acquisition and management of off-campus student housing. “Having worked for some of the most highly respected and active developers, operators and equity investors in the student housing sector, it was only a natural progression for me to apply everything that I’ve learned to the creation of my own firm,” says Thompson. “Student housing has tremendous fundamentals and exceptional growth opportunity. Marker Investments will change the way people think about student housing.” Marker Investments will be headquartered in Philadelphia, with an additional location in Chicago.