Colorado Native Sees Tremendous Growth Potential in One of Country’s Hottest Markets
November 04, 2019
Houston – Transwestern today announces Robert Knisely has been appointed Managing Director and Market Leader to head up Transwestern’s operations throughout Colorado. Based in Denver, he will focus on elevating and innovating client services, attracting new talent, building market presence, and strengthening business development for the firm and his team.
“Robert’s collaborative and energetic leadership style embodies Transwestern’s award-winning culture and made him the ideal candidate to oversee our Denver operations,” said Chip Clarke, Transwestern’s West Region President. “His in-depth knowledge of the market will complement the solid team we have in place, and help our clients capitalize on the exceptional opportunities that exist in Denver for owners, users and investors of commercial property.”
Knisely brings more than 20 years of extensive commercial real estate experience to Transwestern, with a heavy focus on institutional landlord representation and project leasing in the Denver market. This knowledge base, coupled with his team-oriented mindset and deep ties to the community, equip him to build long-standing relationships with colleagues, owners, tenants, brokers and business leaders throughout Colorado.
Knisely began his career at Fuller Real Estate, a boutique company with local roots, where he was a shareholder. Through a series of acquisitions, Knisely gained experience in agency leasing, tenant advisory and asset services at several large global services firms. He most recently served as First Vice President at CBRE, overseeing an office leasing portfolio of more than 15 million square feet.
“Transwestern espouses what attracted me to commercial real estate at the start of my career – a collaborative environment where service is aligned with culture, and market experts are empowered to go above and beyond for their clients,” said Knisely. “Having worked alongside Transwestern for many years, I’ve admired the teamwork that is so ubiquitous throughout the firm and couldn’t be more excited to help grow Transwestern’s presence in a market that is rife with opportunity.”
Denver is consistently ranked one of the fastest-growing metros in the U.S. and has one of the country’s most educated and productive workforces. These factors, combined with modern, efficient infrastructure and a favorable business environment make the metro appealing to investors and users of all commercial real estate product types.
In 2018, investment sales volume in the Denver region was $3.7 billion. At mid-year 2019, office vacancy was 9.7%, consistent with the national average, and industrial vacancy was 4.7%, in line with the exceptionally low rate across major U.S. markets. There is currently more than 3 million square feet of office product and more than 4 million square feet of industrial product under construction in the metro.
A Colorado native, Knisely attended Regis Jesuit High School and the University of Denver, where he majored in finance marketing and economics, and played competitive lacrosse. Upon graduation, he followed in the footsteps of his father, who remained deeply involved in the Denver real estate market until his recent retirement.
Knisely is a member of the Denver Metropolitan Association of Realtors (DMCAR) and NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association. He has been repeatedly named a CoStar Power Broker and was part of Denver’s Top Leasing Real Estate Team in 2018.
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