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Chris Cowles, Research Coordinator

Chris Cowles

Vice President

Chris Cowles Vice President
Tacoma 1201 Pacific Avenue
Suite 1502
Tacoma, WA 98402

Professional Experience


Chris joined CBRE in 2014 as a member of the Puget Sound industrial properties specialty group focusing on leasing and sales in South King, Pierce and Thurston counties where his early successes earned him CBRE Puget Sound Rookie of the Year. Chris thoroughly tracks market activity to fully understand the industrial real estate ecosystem and places great importance on compiling fresh and relevant information. This unique perspective allows him to drive value and create a competitive edge for his clients through informed real estate transactions.

Before joining CBRE, Chris spent over four years with Moss Adams where he built and managed a team of internal accountants. He moved to Seattle from Leavenworth, WA in 1998 to attend the University of Washington and has enjoyed calling the Seattle/Tacoma area home ever since.

Significant Transactions


  • Panattoni/GLP
    628,640 SF
    Lease
  • Dermody Properties
    260,308 SF
    Lease
  • Link Industrial
    198,501 SF
    Sale
  • Berkely Partners
    184,350 SF
    Sale
  • Central Garden & Pet
    182,890 SF
    Lease
  • Link Industrial
    93,592 SF
    Lease
  • A&E Relocation Services
    64,737 SF
    Lease
  • Airstream Adventures Northwest
    63,157 SF/1.8 Acres
    Lease
  • Sierra Forest Products
    60,879 SF
    Lease
  • Wurth Louis and Company
    56,483 SF (multiple)
    Lease
  • Affordable Luxury Group
    53,880 SFF
    Lease
  • Stellar Industrial Supply
    50,000 SF
    Lease


Current Assignments


  • Prologis Park Trans-Pacific
    1.5M SF
    Lease
  • Meridian Campus Corporate Park
    778,431 SF SF
    Lease
  • Tacoma Distribution Center
    476,914 SF
    Lease
  • Northwest Gateway @ DuPont
    451,151 SF
    Lease
  • The Cubes at DuPont Corporate Center
    370,000 SF
    Lease
  • Northwest Logistics Center
    225,000 SF
    Lease
  • Bridge Point Auburn 200
    206,155 SF
    Lease
  • Puyallup Logistics
    197,062 SF
    Lease
  • Center Plaza DuPont
    148,025 SF
    Lease and Sale
  • Summit Centre Business
    81,604 SF
    Lease or Sale
  • 403 North Levee Rd
    80,150 SF
    Lease


Education


  • University of Washington, Bachelor of Arts; Economic Geography
  • 2017 CBRE Puget Sound Brokerage Rookie of the Year
  • 2012 Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce Puget Sound Employee of the Year


Clients Represented


  • UBS
  • Link Industrial
  • Prologis
  • Panattoni
  • GLP
  • CRG
  • Dermody Properties
  • Davis Property & Investment
  • Bridge Industrial
  • IRG
  • Sierra Forest Products
  • Atlantic Relocation Systems
  • Burkhart Dental Supply
  • SRS Distribution
  • Wurth Louis and Company
  • Ferguson Enterprises
  • Bridgestone
  • Ahern Rentals
  • Eaton Corporation
  • Cintas
  • ADT
  • Dish Network
  • Test America
  • Huntwood Custom Cabinets
  • Carson Oil
  • Applied Industrial Technologies
  • Bay Industries
  • Leaf Filter
Chris Cowles Vice President
Tacoma 1201 Pacific Avenue
Suite 1502
Tacoma, WA 98402