Josh Parker is Ancora’s Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. He leads the Board of Directors and sits on the firm’s Investment Committee. As Chairman and CEO, he is responsible for overseeing all firm strategy, policies and procedures as well as day-to-day operations.
A national leader in the anchor institution, life sciences, and innovation real estate sectors, he has unique real estate experience spanning adaptive re-use, urban redevelopment, innovation and entrepreneurship initiatives, university-leased real estate and mixed-use development.
After a stint in NY theatre, Josh began his real estate career in Durham, NC. In the two decades since as a serial entrepreneur, he experienced industry success that includes developing a combined 3.5 million square feet totaling over $2 billion in value.
While leading Ancora, Josh remains committed to public service. He has served in a variety of roles for non-profit and government appointed positions. He is currently a member of the Selective Service Board (local board member), full member of the Urban Land Institute serving as Vice-Chair of the University Development & Innovation Council, a member of the Economic Club of Washington, DC, a member of the Council on Competitiveness and Commissioner on the National Commission on Innovation and Competitiveness Frontiers.
He is a graduate of North Carolina Central University.