Mark Owens ’00 serves as vice chair for the Hospitality Practice Group, Colliers. Before he was the executive vice president and the head of hospitality capital markets for CBRE Hotels where he was responsible for the origination and placement of hospitality-related transactions, including debt, equity, joint venture equity, and transaction sales.
Prior to joining CBRE, Owens ran the hospitality practice at the Ackman-Ziff Real Estate Group, and was a key component in building the team’s production to in excess of $1 billion in annual transaction volume. Recent representative transactions include the cash-out refinancing of a large resort hotel, construction financing for multiple significant New York City hotel projects, the acquisition and renovation financing of a seven-property full-service national hotel portfolio, and the recapitalization of the Milford.
In addition to Ackman-Ziff, Owens 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.