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Chris Newkirk and Marc Knowles join the Retail Services Team in Kansas City

Colliers Kansas City welcomes two new retail brokers

Colliers is excited to announce Chris Newkirk and Marc Knowles have joined the Retail Services team.

Chris and Marc join Colliers as Vice President retail brokers, specializing in investor and occupier sales and leasing. Their understanding of the complexity of commercial leases from both investor and occupier perspectives allow them to focus on the needs of their clients with a clear understanding of both sides of the transaction.

Chris' 16+ years of experience includes leasing for Crown Center where he signed Sea Life, Legoland, Spin Pizza, Unforked, Starbucks, La Fuente, and Burnt End BBQ as new destination tenants. Chris has also negotiated deals with several retailers including Skechers, Hobby Lobby, Freddy's, Texas Roadhouse, AT&T, and Anytime Fitness.

Marc is based in Wichita, Kansas where he has represented clients from Kansas City to western Kansas since 2017. He is intimately familiar with Wichita’s commercial real estate market and is optimistic about the area’s resiliency and potential. Marc’s history includes leasing for some of the largest commercial properties in Wichita, including NewMarket Square shopping center and the Cypress Medical Building.

Please join us in welcoming them to the Colliers Kansas City team!


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Chris Newkirk

Vice-President

Kansas City

Chris Newkirk joined Colliers Kansas City’s Retail Services team in September 2022. Chris began his commercial real estate career in 2006, and as a retail specialist, he is active in both investor and occupier retail sales and leasing. His understanding of the complexity of retail leases from both an investor and occupier perspective allows him to focus on the needs of his clients with a clear understanding of both sides of the transaction. As a retail professional in Kansas City, Chris represents clients in the greater Kansas City and surrounding areas, including markets such as Topeka, Lawrence, and Wichita, Kansas, as well as western Missouri. He prides himself as not just a broker, but a strategic advisor to his clients.

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Marc Knowles

Vice President

Kansas City

Marc Knowles began his commercial real estate career in 2017 and joined the Colliers Kansas City Retail Services team in 2022. Marc is active in both investor and occupier sales and leasing. His understanding of the complexity of commercial leases from both investor and occupier perspectives allows him to focus on the needs of his clients with a clear understanding of both sides of the transaction. Based in Wichita, Kansas, Marc represents clients from Kansas City to western Kansas. He prides himself as not just a broker, but a strategic advisor to his clients.

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