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President and CEO

Mark Long serves as president and chief executive officer with Newmark Grubb Zimmer, where he is responsible for the leadership of one of the largest commercial real estate firms in the Midwest. Mr. Long was recognized by Kansas City Business Journal as one of the top CEOs to watch in the U.S. He maintains his brokerage practice as one of the region's most active real estate professionals. Mr. Long has been involved in more than 600 transactions representing more than 15 million square feet of industrial, medical, office and retail space. Mr. Long joined Newmark Grubb Zimmer upon graduating with honors from Rockhurst University in 1995.

Notable Projects

  • Represented Space Center Kansas City, Inc., in the leasing of a 5 million SF underground development
  • Represented CenterPoint Properties, Inc., in the leasing of more than 1 million SF and 375 acres at CenterPoint Intermodal Center in Kansas City
  • Represent Geodis in more than 2.1 million SF of industrial leases throughout Midwest
  • Represented Crown Center and Hallmark Cards in more than 500,000 SF of office leases and more than 1 million SF of industrial leases, including Children's Mercy Hospital
  • Represented Gramercy Property Trust in the lease of 1.1 million SF industrial building
  • Represented buyer in purchase of 23-building, 721,883 SF Lenexa Industrial Park valued at more than $30 million
  • Represent International Paper with regional real estate activities, including more than 600,000 SF of transactions
  • Represented B.H. Properties in a 517,000 SF building lease to Comprehensive Logistics
  • Represented Overstock.com in the leasing of a 513,000 SF industrial building
  • Represented Artemis and Odyssey in the development and disposition of a 500,000 SF speculative Class A industrial facility valued at over $20 million
  • Represented Botts Road Investors in industrial property investment sale of fully leased 500,000 SF building in south Kansas City, Missouri
  • Represented Niagara Water Bottling in site selection for 430,000 SF bottling plant
  • Represented Winco Fireworks in 125,000 SF distribution center lease with Botts Road Investors at 14100 Botts Road, Grandview, Missouri
  • Represented Landlord in a 62,000 SF Class A office lease to PGI
  • Represent Bank of Labor in regional real estate activities, including acquisition of bank and subsidiary properties
  • Represented JE Dunn Construction (8th largest general contractor in the U.S.) for 15 years and over 100 transactions throughout U.S.
  • Handled sale of property valued at over $20 million, acquired by University of Kansas Hospital for cancer center
  • Represented Lee's Summit R-VII School District in various site acquisitions
  • Represent Truman Medical Center in multiple commercial real estate acquisitions and dispositions throughout metropolitan Kansas City area

Partial Client List

  • Advantage Capital
  • Artemis Real Estate Partners
  • Bank of Labor
  • CenterPoint Properties Trust
  • Country Club Bank
  • Geodis
  • Gramercy Property Trust
  • Hallmark Cards, Inc.
  • International Paper
  • JE Dunn Construction Company
  • Lee's Summit R-VII School District
  • Odyssey Real Estate Capital
  • Port KC
  • STAG Industrial, Inc.
  • The Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas
  • Truman Medical Center
  • University of Kansas

Professional Achievements

  • KC's Heavy Hitters in Commercial Real Estate, Kansas City Business Journal, 2019
  • CoStar Power Broker, Top Industrial Leasing Broker, Kansas City market, 2018 and 2019
  • 2017 Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame, Midwest Real Estate News, 2017
  • Broker of the Year, Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors (KCRAR), 2016
  • Home Run Award, KCRAR, 2010, 2012 and 2014
  • Realtor of the Year, KCRAR, 2012
  • Top Industrial Broker, KCRAR, 2012
  • 40 Under 40, Real Estate Forum, 2012
  • Kansas City's 40 Under Forty, Ingram's Magazine, 2005
  • Salesperson of the Year, KCRAR, 2000
  • Top Producer, Newmark Grubb Zimmer

Professional Affiliations

  • Regional director and former chapter president, Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR)
  • Executive committee, board of directors and past president, Grandview Area Economic Development Council
  • Board of directors and executive team, Kansas City SmartPort
  • Board of directors and past president, Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors (KCRAR); board of directors, Commercial Division
  • Board of directors and past president, Rockhurst College Alumni Association
  • Board of directors, South Kansas City Chamber
  • Kansas City Tomorrow Graduate, Civic Council of Kansas City
  • Centurions Leadership Development Program Graduate, Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Civic Council of Greater Kansas City
  • Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Accredited Professional
  • Member, The Counselors of Real Estate (CRE)
  • Licensed real estate broker, states of Kansas and Missouri

Mr. Long holds a degree in business administration and marketing from Rockhurst University.

President and CEO
1220 Washington Street
Suite 300
Kansas City, MO 64105
United States
T  816.512.1011
Fax: 816.421.6666

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Areas of Specialization
  • Tenant Representation
  • Owner Representation
  • Consulting
  • Development
  • Capital Markets
  • Investment Sales

Years of Experience
23 years