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Chris Cowles, Research Coordinator

Chris Cowles


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

Professional Experience

Chris Cowles joined CBRE in 2014 and is currently an industrial landlord and tenant leasing specialist serving south King, Pierce and Thurston counties. Prior to this role, Chris worked as the research coordinator for the Puget Sound region, focusing his expertise on the industrial marketplace, where he analyzed over 15 million sq. ft. of industrial leases and over $1.2 billion of industrial investment sales. His unique perspective and in-depth knowledge of Puget Sound industrial market activity allow him to identify all aspects of occupancy costs and help align his clients’ business goals with their real estate decisions.  
Before joining CBRE, Chris spent over four years with Moss Adams as a Shared Services Supervisor, where he managed a team of internal accountants. He moved to Seattle in 1998 to attend the University of Washington and has been a loyal Pacific Northwesterner ever since.


  • Sierra Forest Products, 60,879 SF, Lease
  • Atlantic Relocation Systems, 47,650 SF (multiple), Lease
  • Champion & Associates, 41,283 SF, Lease
  • Ferguson Enterprises, 32,625 SF (multiple), Lease
  • Ahern Rentals, 39,895 SF | 7.5 acres, Sale
  • Bridgestone Horsepower, 27,000 SF, Lease
  • UR Asian Store, 21,300 SF, Lease
  • Test America, 20,000 SF, Lease
  • Ichijo, USA, 18,099 SF, Lease
  • Bay Industries, 18,000 SF, Lease
  • RB Dwyer, 16,518 SF (multiple), Lease
  • NLB Corporation, 12,500 SF | 2.5 acres, Lease
  • Carson Oil, 11,696 SF, Lease


Current Assignments

  • Meridian Campus Corporate Park, 703,817 SF, Lease
  • The Cubes at DuPont Corporate Center, 370,000 SF, Lease
  • Center Plaza DuPont, 142,237 SF, Lease and Sale
  • Portland Avenue Business Park, 51,112 SF, Lease
  • South End Gardens, 24,275 SF, Lease

Clients Represented

  • CRG
  • Dermody Properties
  • Davis Properties
  • WLA Investments
  • WM Riley and Company
  • South End Gardens
  • Lancaster Associates
  • Sierra Forest Products
  • Atlantic Relocation Systems
  • Champion & Associates
  • Ferguson Enterprises
  • Bridgestone Hosepower
  • Ahern Rentals
  • Cintas
  • ADT
  • Test America
  • RB Dwyer
  • NLB Corporation
  • WA Academy of Gymnastics
  • Carson Oil
  • Ichijo, USA
  • Bay Industries
  • Northwest Custom Diesel
  • Ranger Heating & Cooling
  • Brea, Inc.
  • UR Asian Store
  • ELM Locating & Utility
  • Allco Manufacturing 
  • OC Communications
  • Salish Construction
  • Infrastructure Engineers



  • 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 Associate
Tacoma 1201 Pacific Avenue
Suite 1502
Tacoma, WA 98402