Gwen Knight

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 $1.7 billion in assignments over 30 years

Recipient of the St. Louis Business Journal’s Heavy Hitter in Commercial Real Estate Award (2003, 2010); nominated in 2015

Who’s Who in St. Louis Business Leaders, St. Louis Commerce (2008)

St. Louis’ Most Influential Business Woman, St. Louis Business Journal (2002)

Education

Masters of Business Administration, Washington University

Utah and Missouri Broker Licenses

Memberships & Involvements

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

Clients

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

Testimonials

“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

"The Colliers team was diligent in every step of the sales process beginning with market research and valuation, the vetting of prospective buyers, preparation 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 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, Principal, Owen Ridge Development

Services

Skills
Development Consulting, Asset Resolution Services, Financial Analysis, Asset Management, Land Marketing, Land Sales, $name, Property and Project Finance
Service Lines
Capital Markets, Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation, Corporate Solutions, Project Management
Property Types
Multifamily, Office, Industrial

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