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Mark Owens

Executive Vice President* and the Head of Hospitality Capital Markets

United States

Mark Owens Executive Vice President* and the Head of Hospitality Capital Markets United States
New York City 200 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10166

Professional Experience


Mark Owens is an Executive Vice President* and the Head of Hospitality Capital Markets for CBRE Hotels. He is responsible for the development of the CBRE Hotels Debt & Structured Finance practice and oversees the origination and placement of hospitality related transactions, including debt, equity, joint venture equity and transaction sales. 

Since joining CBRE Mark’s been an integral part in building the team’s production, which exceeded $1.6 billion in 2018. His recent iconic transactions include the $100+ million W Washington DC, the $250+ million recapitalization of the Marriott Aruba, and the nearly $300 million refinancing of a sixteen asset Canadian portfolio.  

Prior to joining CBRE, Mark ran the hospitality practice at The Ackman-Ziff Real Estate Group, building the team’s production to in excess of $1 billion in annual transaction volume. In addition to Ackman-Ziff, Mark was a 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 and also worked at HVS International in its New York office.

Mark Owens is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration and is on the advisory board for Center for Real Estate Finance at the SC Johnson College of Business. Mark is a frequent guest lecturer at New York University’s The Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management. Mark was a founding board member of AH&LA’s Under 30 Council and was voted one of Real Estate Weekly’s Rising Stars. Mark is a member of the ULI, has spoken at the NYU International Hospitality Investment Conference, the Americas Lodging Investment Summit, and the Hunter Hotel Investment Conference; he is also a member of the Cornell Real Estate Council.

* Honorary Title

Education / Professional Affiliations


  • B.S. Hotel Administration, Cornell University

 

Significant Assignments


Property/Transactions   Size Location 
 Affinia Hotels / Denihan Recapitalization $816M+   New York, New York
 Westfort Portfolio Refinancing  Approx $300M          Canada, National
 Marriott Aruba Debt / Equity  $195M / $35M  Palm Beach, Aruba
 W Hotel  Approx $110M  Washington, DC
 National Embassy Suites Portfolio Acquisition          $155M  National
 The Milford (now known as The Row NYC)  $255M  New York, New York


Clients Represented


  • Affinia Hospitality / Denihan
  • Ares Management
  • Bayview Hospitality
  • DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners
  • H.I.G. Capital 
  • Hudson Americas 
  • Lennox Capital Partners
  • Metacorp International
  • Rockpoint
  • Strategic Hotels & Resort
  • Westmont Hospitality Group
  • Apollo Real Estate
  • AWH Partners
  • Cerberus
  • Driftwood Hotels & Resorts 
  • Host Hotels & Resorts 
  • JER Parnters 
  • Marriott International 
  • NIBC 
  • Silverpeak Real Estate 
  • Walton Street Capital 
  • Westport Capital


Mark Owens Executive Vice President* and the Head of Hospitality Capital Markets United States
New York City 200 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10166