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Lizann McGowan

Executive Managing Director

Lizann McGowan is an executive managing director with Newmark Knight Frank, in the Philadelphia office responsible for the disposition, financing and recapitalization of multifamily investment real estate throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Lizann joined Newmark Knight Frank, in January 2018 to co-lead the implementation of a multihousing investment advisory practice in the Pennsylvania/New Jersey/Delaware region with her partner Erin Miller. Lizann brings over 20 years of experience in commercial real estate, specializing in the sale of investment properties on behalf of institutions, pension fund advisors, corporations, REITs, lenders and developers throughout the Greater Philadelphia region.

Prior to joining Newmark Knight Frank, McGowan was a Senior Vice President with CBRE's Institutional Properties in Philadelphia, where she led the multihousing practice in the region. Prior to joining CBRE, Lizann was an Associate Director in the investments sales practice at Cushman & Wakefield.

Lizann has consistently been a top producer in investment sales throughout the Philadelphia region, including some of the most high profile and record setting transactions. Total transaction volume exceeds $10B among multifamily, office, retail and industrial assets. She is a frequent guest speaker at industry events.


Lizann is active with the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC), is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), The Jewish Federation of Real Estate (JFRE) and the Pennsylvania Apartment Association-East. Lizann received a Bachelor's Degree from Villanova University where she has also been actively involved with the DiLella Real Estate School and served on the Board of Directors of the Villanova Alumni Association.


  • Philadelphia Business Journal Women of Distinction, 2008
  • Gary J. Beban Teamwork Award, 2011
Lizann McGowan
Lizann McGowan
Executive Managing Director
1735 Market Street
Suite 3900
Philadelphia, PA 19103
United States
T  215.901.4554

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