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Chris Cowles, Research Coordinator

Chris Cowles


Chris Cowles Senior Associate
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.

Recent Transactions

  • Dermody Properties, 260,308 SF, Lease
  • Sierra Forest Products, 60,879 SF, Lease
  • Affordable Luxury Group, 53,880 SF, Lease
  • Atlantic Relocation Systems, 47,650 SF (multiple), Lease
  • Burkhart Dental Supply, 43,191 SF, Lease
  • Champion & Associates, 41,283 SF, Lease
  • Ahern Rentals, 39,895 SF| 7.5 acres, Sale
  • Wurth Louis and Company, 36,933 SF, Lease
  • CAB, Inc., 35,424 SF (multiple), Lease
  • Ferguson Enterprises, 32,625 SF (multiple), Lease
  • Bridgestone, 27,000 SF, Lease
  • Eaton Corporation, 25,340 SF, Lease
  • Davis Property and Investment, 22,500 SF, Lease


Current Assignments

  • Prologis Park Trans-Pacific, 1.5M SF, Lease
  • Meridian Campus Corporate Park, 778,431 SF, Lease
  • DuPont Logistics Center, 628,640 SF, Lease
  • The Cubes at DuPont Corporate Center, 370,000 SF, Lease
  • Center Plaza DuPont, 148,025 SF, Lease and Sale
  • Puyallup Corporate Center, 103,209 SF, Lease or Sale
  • 2210 South C Street, 103,023 SF, Lease 
  • Portland Avenue Business Park, 51,112 SF, Lease
  • South End Gardens, 24,275 SF, Lease

Clients Represented

  • Prologis
  • Panattoni
  • GLP
  • Colony Industrial
  • CRG
  • Dermody Properties
  • Davis Property and Investment
  • WLA Investments
  • WM Riley and Company
  • South End Gardens
  • Lancaster Associates
  • Sierra Forest Products
  • Atlantic Relocation Systems
  • Burkhart Dental Supply
  • Champion & Associates
  • Wurth Louis and Company
  • CAB, Inc.
  • Ferguson Enterprises
  • Bridgestone
  • Ahern Rentals
  • Cintas
  • ADT
  • Dish Network
  • Test America
  • Huntwood Custom Cabinets
  • RB Dwyer
  • Carson Oil
  • Ichijo, USA
  • Bay Industries
  • UR Asian Store
  • ELM Locating & Utility



  • 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



Chris Cowles Senior Associate
Tacoma 1201 Pacific Avenue
Suite 1502
Tacoma, WA 98402