Mark Owens Joins CBRE Hotels to Lead Debt & Structured Finance for Hotels Sector

Los Angeles, CA – September 28, 2015—CBRE Group, Inc. announced that Mark Owens has joined CBRE Capital Markets as Executive Vice President to lead Debt & Structured Finance for the hotels sector.

Based in New York, Mr. Owens will be responsible for securing debt and structured finance products, as well as institutional asset sales for CBRE’s global hotel clients with assets located throughout North America. He will report to Kevin Mallory, Senior Managing Director and Global Head, CBRE Hotels; and Brian Stoffers, Global President, Debt & Structured Finance, CBRE.

Mr. Owens is an accomplished commercial real estate professional who has closed more than $6 billion in financing transactions in the hotel sector.

“Mark is the leading debt and equity professional in the hospitality sector and we are delighted that he will lead our hotel debt and structured finance efforts in North America,” said Mr. Mallory. “He is now in a position to take advantage of CBRE’s extensive global infrastructure and resources, while retaining the high-touch service that has been a key component of his career to date.”

“Mark is well known and highly respected within the hospitality industry; his first-rate experience and leadership will accelerate our growth in this area,” said Mr. Stoffers. “He will be a key driver in our efforts to build a seamless global suite of debt and joint-venture solutions to the hotel sector.”

Mr. Owens joins CBRE from Ackman-Ziff where he led the firm’s hospitality practice and was responsible for the origination and placement of hospitality related transactions, including debt, equity, joint-venture equity and transaction sales. During his tenure, he consistently arranged more than $1 billion in annual hospitality debt and equity transactions.

Previously, Mr. Owens served as vice president at Sonnenblick Goldman, where he closed $3 billion in transactions representing a variety of institutional and opportunistic investors, as well as ownership/management companies. He also worked at HVS International‘s New York office, where he consulted on more than $2 billion in hospitality real estate around the world, including expert testimony, valuations, feasibility analysis, operational consulting and strategic marketing initiatives.

Mr. Owens is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration and is an active participant and board member of the Cornell Hotel Society‘s New York Chapter. He was a founding board member of the AH&LA‘s Under 30 Council and was voted one of Real Estate Weekly‘s Rising Stars. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute. 


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