Chester F. Allen is an Executive Vice President, and member of the four-person CBRE | Raleigh’s Land Services Group. Chester specializes in land sale transactions, handling all aspects of the buyer and seller representation process. He focuses on single and multifamily residential, office, retail, industrial, urban redevelopment, and master planned communities.
Originally from Southeastern North Carolina, and having lived in Raleigh for over 30 years, Chester has extensive local knowledge and relationships, which he leverages for the benefits of his clients. He has over 15 years of experience and has completed transactions in every sector of the industry, in multiple states. Prior to coming to CBRE in 2014, Chester was a Senior Vice President at Avison Young, formerly Grubb & Ellis | Thomas Linderman Graham. Over the years, he has served as a consultant for lenders and as a liaison throughout North Carolina and the Southeast, solidifying his reputation as one of the top industry experts.
Chester has represented some of the largest and most complicated land transactions in the Triangle Region and is consistently one of the top producing brokers in the Carolinas. As a member of the CBRE | Raleigh Land Services Group, Chester and the team completed $176.1M in sales in 2020. Recently, the team was recognized by the Triangle Business Journal’s Space Awards for representing the first and third largest sales transaction in the Triangle during 2017 for the sale of 411 S. Roxboro Street in Durham and NC Hwy 42 & US Hwy. 70 in Clayton, as well as achieving the third largest sale in 2018 for Olde Towne and in 2015 for 8341 & 8515 Old Lead Mine Road, both in Raleigh. Additionally, he has been awarded CBRE|Raleigh’s 2015 Top 5 Producer and CBRE|Raleigh’s Broker of the Year, as voted on by his peers.