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Ryan T. Watts

Senior Vice President

Ryan T. Watts

Senior Vice President
+1 952 9244657
+1 952 2782155

Minneapolis-St. Paul

800 LaSalle Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55402
+1 952 924 4600
+1 952 831 8023

Professional Experience

Ryan Watts joined CBRE in 2000 and is a Senior Vice President with Minneapolis Institutional Properties, specializing in major investment transactions for single-tenant and multi-tenant office and industrial properties. Ryan is also a member of CBRE Corporate Capital Markets, focusing on the sale of single tenant properties, sale/leasebacks, and built-to-suit financing.​​

Ryan is partnered locally with Judd Welliver, Sonja Dusil, and Tom Holtz. As an investment professional, Ryan and the team provide the full scope of advisory and brokerage services required for complex real estate transactions. The Minneapolis/St. Paul Institutional Properties team completed 206 sale assignments totaling $7.03 billion since 2005.

Prior to joining the Investment Properties Group, Ryan was a part of one of CBRE’s top Global Corporate Service groups focusing on representation and advisory services for corporate clients. Ryan was also previously a Director of the CBRE Minneapolis Financial Consulting Group providing financial and analytical consulting for complex Real Estate dispositions, acquisitions, and leasing transactions.  


Professional Affiliations / Accreditations


  • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP)
  • Minnesota Commercial Association of Realtors (MNCAR)
  • MNCAR – Financial instructor for annual brokerage basics educational series designed for new members
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker - Minnesota


Achievements


  • 2011, 2013 and 2014 – CBRE Chairman's Club award: Awarded to top local sales professionals by revenue
  • 2011 – Turnaround award:  Awarded to the sales professional who has made a significant quantifiable difference within the past year
  • 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2013 –  MNCAR Investment Transaction of the Year
  • 2008 – Rookie of the Year: Awarded to the Sales Professional on commission 18 months or less with the highest sales revenue.
  • 2005 – CBRE Sales Professional Cornerstone: Awarded to key team members who exemplify commitment and dedication


Education


  • University of Wisconsin at Madison, Bachelor of Business Administration; Real Estate and Urban Land Economics

Significant Assignments


 Property  Square Feet Sale Type 
     
Mosaic Company's Florida Headquarters 
Lithia, FL
​111,920 Office​
Canadian Pacific Plaza 
Minneapolis, MN, MN
393,902​ Office​
605 Waterford 
Plymouth, MN
207​,598​​​ ​Office
Land O'Lakes Headquarters
Arden Hills, MN
​288,854 ​Office
IRET Office Portfolio
MN, CO, NE, ID, MO and WI
​2,549,222 ​Office
Thresher Square
Minneapolis, MN
​117,144 ​Office
Plymouth Corporate Center
Plymouth, MN, MN
​628,436 Office​​
Wedgwood Commerce Center I
Maple Grove, MN, MN
​85,404 ​Office
50 South 10th Street
Minneapolis, MN
​498,768 ​Office
601 Tower at Carlson Center
Minnetonka, MN
​288,458 Office
Cargill at 9350 & 9380 Excelsior Crossings
Hopkins, MN
501,603 ​Office
Oracle and International Centre
Minneapolis, MN
622,173 ​Office
MoneyGram and 1600 Towers
St. Louis Park, MN
491,785 ​Office
The Colonnade  
Golden Valley, MN
​355,797 Office
Blue Cross Blue Shield of MN Sale/Leaseback
Eagan, MN
​1,133,188 ​Office
Founders Properties National Single Tenant Portfolio
Various
​902,338 Office and Industrial
Cargill at 9320 Excelsior Crossings 
Hopkins, MN
254,915 ​Office
AMB/Prologis Minneapolis Portfolio
Minneapolis, MN
​3,925,167 Industrial
Stinson Office Park 
Minneapolis, MN
307,045​ ​Office
Principal Minneapolis Portfolio 
Minneapolis, MN
​448,254 ​Office and Industrial
ING Sale/Leaseback 
Minneapolis, MN
​989,004 ​Office
First Industrial Office/Tech Portfolio 
Minneapolis, MN
766,240​ ​Industrial
TCF Tower and Bank Building 
Minneapolis, MN
​465,766 ​Office
Fifth Street Towers 
Minneapolis, MN
​1,073,004 ​Office
Interchange Office Park
St. Louis Park, MN
​989,004 ​Office

Clients

  • ASB
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Cargill
  • Carlson Real Estate
  • CBRE Global  Investors
  • Cornerstone
  • Cross Harbor Capital
  • CSM
  • Duke Realty
  • EOP/Blackstone
  • First Industrial
  • Founders Properties
  • Franklin Street Properties Corp.
  • Hines
  • ING
  • IRET
  • Meritex Enterprises
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Opus
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Prologis
  • Prudential
  • RREEF
  • Ryan Companies
  • WCB Properties

Ryan T. Watts

Senior Vice President
+1 952 9244657
+1 952 2782155

Minneapolis-St. Paul

800 LaSalle Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55402
+1 952 924 4600
+1 952 831 8023