Mark Owens ’00 is an executive vice president and the head of hospitality capital markets for CBRE Hotels. He is 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.