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Mark Owens | Colliers | New York

Mark Owens

Vice Chair

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Professional Summary

Mark Owens is Vice Chair and Leader of the Hospitality Practice Group at Colliers International, joining in 2023. His transactional experience is achieved through diligent work and an international  team oriented approach, consistantly closing iconic transactions with international clients and capital sources.  Most recently Mark was Head of Hospitality Capital Markets for CBRE Hotels, working with his colleagues to move the platform into one of the leading advisors, completing more than $4.5 billion in annual debt and structured finance volume and participating in the team achieving #1 market share. He and his colleagues are responsible for hospitality related transactions across the spectrum, including investment sales, debt, equity, joint venture equity.

Mark’s recent iconic transactions include the $350 million refinancing for Strategic Hotels & Resorts, the $300 million construction financing for the Loews Arlington Hotel and Convention Center, the $520 million Trinity Investments Fund I equity raise, and the sale of over 50 hotels on behalf of Starwood Capital.

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 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.

Mark is on the board of the Center for Real Estate Finance at Cornell University’s SC Johnson College of Business and a frequent speaker at NYU, ALIS, the Lodging Conference, among others.


  • $520,000,000 Trinity Investors GP Fund Raise
  • $350,000,000 Strategic Hotels & Resorts Financing
  • $300,000,000 Loews Arlington Hotel & Convention Center Construction Facility
  • $287,000,000 Canadian Hotel Portfolio Financing
  • $218,000,000 Starwood Portfolio Acquisition
  • $170,000,000 Marriott Newport Beach Acquisition
  • $160,000,000 Frenchman's Reef Recapitalization & Redevelopment Facility
  • $131,800,000 Southeast Portfolio Acquisition 
  • $105,000,000 St. Pete Beach Portfolio Refinancing
  • $120,500,000 East Miami Acquisition Financing
  • $72,250,000 St. Pete Beach Acquisition & Redevelopment Facility
  • $42,000,000 Hotel Vin Refinancing


Cornell University School of Hotel Administration

Memberships & Involvements

  • Colliers Capital Markets Board
  • Center for Real Estate Finance Board, Cornell University's SC Johnson College of Business
  • Association for Real Property & Infrastructure (ARPI) 
  • ULI


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