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Gwen Knight | Colliers | Salt Lake City - Millrock

Gwen Knight

MBA

Senior Vice President

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About

Professional Summary

Gwen consistently demonstrates a commitment to excellence when serving clients. Her drive, attention to detail and creativity provide flexibility in developing solutions that achieve desired results.

Gwen’s commercial real estate experience spans the spectrum of brokerage, development, project management, advisory and consulting services, public and private partnership ventures, financing (debt and equity), asset management and strategic planning.  A key focus has been representing ownership entities with the objective of maximizing returns to owners and their investors. She has led teams on a variety of commercial real estate projects ranging from $2 million to $80 million.

Throughout her career, Gwen has provided services to clients on several property types including office, multifamily, industrial, land, and mixed-use real estate.

Gwen joined Colliers International in 2011. Prior to that, she was with Enhanced Value Strategies from its formation in 1997 through 2000 and rejoined the firm in 2008. From 2000 to 2008, she was Vice President of Development and Corporate Services at a firm where she lead an $80 million historic redevelopment, as well as leadership and consulting with Corporate Services clients.  Prior to 1997, Gwen worked with Paragon Group as a regional vice president where she was instrumental in numerous acquisitions, dispositions, debt and equity transactions. She played a key role in the formation of the Paragon REIT (NYSE) that subsequently merged with Camden Property Trust (NYSE).

Accomplishments

Completed in excess of $1.8 billion in assignments over 30 years

Colliers Utah Top Producers List multiple times

St. Louis Business Journal’s Heavy Hitter in Commercial Real Estate Award; two-time recipient, three-time nominee

Who’s Who in St. Louis Business Leaders, St. Louis Commerce 

St. Louis’ Most Influential Business Woman, St. Louis Business Journal 

Education

Masters of Business Administration, Washington University

Utah and Missouri Broker Licenses

Memberships & Involvements

Urban Land Institute (Community Outreach Committee; former St. Louis Advisory Board, Co-Chair of Technical Assistance Panel Committee, and national Public/Private Partnership Council), CREW Utah-Commercial Real Estate Women (Events and Marketing Committees; former Gala Committee), Washington University Olin Alumni Board of Directors (through 2016), Easter Seals Midwest (former Board Treasurer and Real Estate Committee).

Clients

Numerous private owners, Mallinckrodt, Easter Seals Midwest, St. Louis County Library District, Aclara, Owen Ridge Business Park, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago

Testimonials

"Gwen Knight and the Colliers team were diligent in every step of the sales process beginning with market research and valuation, the vetting of prospective buyers, preparatioin of a comprehensive property information package and assisting in streamlining the due diligence process with the eventual buyer.  The fact that the entire process from the original submittal of the buyer's letter of intent to sale closing took less than six weeks speaks to the value that Gwen and the Colliers team brought to the process.  We had several outstanding candidates available to represent us in the sales process and the results of this transaction validated our choice of the Colliers team."  ...Mike Barry, Owen Ridge Development

"Gwen was the driving force in keeping this award-winning, high profile and seemingly impossible project on tract and within budget."  ...Mark Schnuck, President, The DESCO Group

"I would note that you [Gwen Knight and Jared Booth] have been more thorough and on top of things in these transactions than most ... the transaction would have likely cost your clients (and my clients) much more in attorney fees without the information provided to me in a succinct and clear manner as you did. "  ...Tyler Foutz, Partner, Fetzer Booth LLC

“Gwen’s knowledge and expertise were invaluable in guiding Easter Seals Midwest through an extensive and very complicated transaction.  Gwen provided informative and concise reports for presentation to the Real Estate Committee and Board of Directors.  She has an excellent understanding of all aspects of real estate, as well as being sensitive to our Board approval requirements.”  … John Adkins, EVP & CFO, Easter Seals Midwest

 

Services

Skills

Development Consulting, Asset Resolution Services, Financial Analysis, Asset Management, Land Marketing, Land Sales, Property and Project Finance

Service Lines

Capital Markets, Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation, Integrated Service Delivery, Project Management

Property Type

Multifamily, Office, Industrial

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