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Morey Knusten, SIOR

Vice President

Morey Knutsen Vice President
Des Moines 6900 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

 Professional Experience

Morey Knutsen is a Vice President at CBRE/Hubbell Commercial and is recognized as a leading broker in the industrial leasing and investment markets. He has completed transactions totaling over $250 million in his 25 year career. He specializes in the representation of tenants, buyers and developers of industrial real estate.

He joined CBRE/Hubbell Commercial in 2009 after 14 years with Grubb & Ellis* where he was Senior Vice President and Industrial Team Leader.

Morey has represented corporate clients as well as local and regional tenants and developers in large transactions in the Des Moines market and surrounding region. Among his more notable transactions are the sale of the former Rubbermaid facility in Centerville, Iowa (660,000 SF), the sale of the former SuperValu Warehouse in Urbandale, Iowa (611,054 SF), the sale and leaseback of the American Identity Headquarters in Orange City, Iowa (487,121 SF), the sale of Interstate Acres Industrial Park (440,000 SF) and the sale of the fromer RR Donnelly printing facility in Eldridge, Iowa (322,000 SF).

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations

  • Member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR)
  • Regional Director with responsibility for the Midwest Chapters - 2004 & 05
  • Chair of the National Admissions Committee - 2002 & 03
  • President Elect of the Mid-Continent Chapter - 2001
  • Nominating Committee 2006 - 2009
  • Professional Standards Committee 2006 - 2009
  • Vice-Chairman Tenant Representative Specialty Practice Board - 2008


  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Minnesota

Clients Represented

  • Alter Group
  • Anderson News
  • Bridgestone/Firestone
  • Circuit City Stores
  • Crane Company
  • DSI
  • EMCO Enterprises/Anderson Windows
  • FedEx Ground
  • Ferguson Enterprises
  • General Parts
  • Glazer’s Distributors
  • First Industrial Realty Trust
  • H.J. Heinz/Quality Chef
  • Kraft Foods Global
  • Loomis Fargo & Company
  • Monmouth REIT
  • Maurices
  • Netflix
  • Opus Northwest, LLC
  • Panattoni Developments
  • Pepsi Cola General Bottlers
  • Purina Mills
  • RR Donnelley
  • Scholastic Book Fairs
  • SuperValu Foods
  • Taylor Industries/Ingersoll Rand
  • TIAA
  • Trane Corporation
  • UPS Supply Chain Solutions
Morey Knutsen Vice President
Des Moines 6900 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

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