Professional Background

Executive Managing Director Chris Cowan joined Newmark Knight Frank Multifamily’s National Land Services Team in 2003, where he focuses on urban infill and suburban land sales for multifamily and mixed-use product types. Mr. Cowan has been involved in over 125 land transactions with a total consideration in excess of $670 million. Mr. Cowan, in strategic partnership with Vice Chairmen Terrance Hunt and Shane Ozment, also works on the disposition of Class A multifamily assets in metro Denver. He is widely seen as a leader in his market with an unprecedented amount of knowledge relating to land brokerage, development and equity placement. In 2015 and 2016, Mr. Cowan was awarded the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties’ Top Land Broker distinction. Mr. Cowan was named Broker of the Year at the 2017 Denver Business Journal and DMCAR Heavy Hitters in Commercial Real Estate Awards, as well as being named Top Producing Land Broker in both 2015 and 2016. He has served as President and Past President and, currently, serves on the Board of Directors for DMCAR.

Partial List of Transactions

  • 1800 Market, $20.75 Million, 302 Units
  • 3rd & Logan, $10.5 Million, 171 Units
  • Flatirons View, $6.7 Million, 288 Units
  • Broadway Station – Gates East, $37.6 Million, 1,120 Units
  • Crossroads at DTC (Pearl DTC); $16.5 Million, 408 Unit

Professional Achievements

  • Land Broker of the Year, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, 2015 – 2016
  • Land Broker of the Year, Denver Metro Commercial Association of Realtors, 2015 – 2016
  • Broker of the Year; Denver Metro Commercial Association of Realtors, 2017

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Colorado Chapter, NAIOP
  • Board of Directors, Member, DMCAR