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Mark K. Owens

Executive Vice President and Co-Head of Hospitality Capital Markets

CBRE Hotels | Capital Markets | Debt & Structured Finance


Capital Markets

Hotels, Debt & Structured Finance

Mark K. Owens Executive Vice President* and Co-Head of Hospitality Capital Markets Americas
Capital Markets Hotels, Debt & Structured Finance
New York City 200 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10166

Professional Experience

Mark Owens Co-Heads the Hospitality Capital Markets practice for CBRE Hotels, a team with over $50 billion in international hotel and resort finance experience. Since joining CBRE he and his team members have built a practice handling over $3 billion in annual debt, mezzanine, and equity transaction volume.  CBRE Hotels Debt & Structured Finance is one of the country’s leading hospitality structured finance practices with depth of experience ranging from complex ground-up construction financing, including the recent Loews Arlington Hotel & Convention Center, equity and joint venture raises, and traditional asset and portfolio level financings. 
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 and an Associate at HVS 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. He is a member of CBRE’s Capital Markets Advisory Board. 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 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 and the Association for Real Property + Infrastructure, an international organization focused on addressing global issues impacting real estate and infrastructure.  

* Honorary Title

Education / Professional Affiliations

  • Cornell University, B.S. Hotel Administration


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 K. Owens Executive Vice President* and Co-Head of Hospitality Capital Markets Americas
Capital Markets Hotels, Debt & Structured Finance
New York City 200 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10166