Maura Carland, CCIM, joined Newmark in 2017 at the firm’s Minneapolis office, where she serves as transaction manager. Maura works with Executive Managing Director Jim Damiani, Director Ryan Bohrer, and Director Andrew Commers and is responsible for managing all aspects of the transaction process including market research, due diligence, financial analysis, valuation, marketing and client contact. Maura was instrumental in the development of a five-star system called “The Tenant Experience” which ranks office buildings and complements building class definitions.
Maura’s involvement in commercial real estate began as a research director more than 20 years ago. She gained proficiency at producing all aspects of commercial real estate market reporting from the ground up, including the creation of datasets; mining data for trends; identifying and writing about market trends and forecasts; and effectively displaying information graphically.
Prior to Newmark, Maura worked for nearly six years at the Minneapolis-St. Paul office of Colliers International, most recently as director of research. In this role, she was responsible for market research and geographic information systems (GIS) services, including all aspects of the production of quarterly reports on the local commercial real estate market. She began her tenure as research manager.
Prior to Colliers, Maura worked for more than six and a half years as an independent consultant specializing in commercial real estate research for key Minneapolis-St. Paul industry organizations including the Minnesota Commercial Association of Realtors® (MNCAR), Minnesota Shopping Center Association (MSCA) and NAIOP.
Maura began her career in real estate at United Properties where she worked for nearly 10 years. As information services manager, she oversaw the production of market research and GIS analytics, including a semi-annual office, retail and industrial market report.
An active leader of the local commercial real estate community, Maura is a member of NAIOP Minnesota, the Minnesota Shopping Center Association (MSCA) and the Minnesota Commercial Association of Realtors (MNCAR) and its research advisory board.
In addition to her professional achievements and affiliations, Maura has completed nine marathons and is an avid practitioner of Bikram yoga.
Maura holds a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation and a Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing from the University of St. Thomas.