As Vice President of Auxiliary Services and Real Estate, Marc Fournier supports Georgetown’s dining, retail, merchandising and hoteling operations, and manages the University’s real estate portfolio. Marc is responsible for enhancing the existing Auxiliary Services group, identifying areas of value across the University and establishing strategic partnerships. He leads the university real estate enterprise, which includes strategic financial and academic planning, real estate acquisitions, ~300,000 sf of leased off campus inventory and campus master planning. He has completed multiple, complex real estate acquisitions and developed creative financial models.
Since Covid-19 disrupted student life in early March 2020, Marc has led the closure of campus, managing student storage and coordinating the safe wind down of dining, hotel, retail spaces in addition to championing and implementing the Covid-19 testing strategy for Georgetown. He led the, design, construction and development of a PCR Covid Testing lab and the system he designed has facilitated over 400,000 tests with a turn time of less than 24 hours.
Prior to Georgetown, Marc most recently served as Associate Vice President of Real Estate and Business Services for Auxiliary Enterprises at George Mason University. During Marc’s time at George Mason, he directed and coordinated the auxiliary enterprises that support the educational, social, cultural, and recreational interests that meet student needs and facilitate student development while generating sustainable revenue. Direct oversight of contracted services; dining, arena management, student centers, bookstores as well as asset management, capital projects and operations related to the physical assets within the contracted areas.
Marc’s educational background includes Associate of Science in Culinary Arts and Bachelor of Science in Food Service Management from Johnson & Wales University, where he was a teaching assistant and fellowship recipient. In addition, Marc received his Masters of Hospitality Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and a Master’s in Real Estate Development from George Mason University.