Senior Vice President
Tim Cowden specializes in San Diego office building leasing and sales, office tenant representation and land assemblage for redevelopment.
Over the past 19 years, Cowden has represented downtown building owners in the leasing of more office space than any active commercial real estate broker. Among his projects were the three largest buildings ever built downtown: Symphony Towers, One America Plaza and the Merrill Lynch Tower. He has also represented such prominent San Diego tenants as Washington Mutual, San Diego Metropolitan Credit Union, NEC and the law firms of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and Post, Kirby, Noonan & Sweat.
During the last three years, he has assembled, marketed and sold five full city blocks for residential development and brokered the sale of two high-rise towers, the Washington Mutual Tower and the Chamber Building, for redevelopment.
Cowden has been with Colliers International since 2002. Prior to that he was with Grubb & Ellis Co. He was also an officer in the U.S. Navy. He received his bachelor's degree in business management from Texas A & M University.
Professional affiliations include commander with the United States Naval Reserve, president of the San Diego Texas A&M Club, member of the Downtown San Diego Partnership, participant with the Big Brother Program and colonel in the Commemorative Air Force.
Some exclusive lease listing experience includes: One America Plaza, 569,000 square feet, 34 stories; Merrill Lynch Tower, 543,000 square feet, 24 stories; Symphony Towers, 529,000 square feet, 34 stories; The Plaza La Jolla Village, 820,000 square feet, 18 stories; Governor Executive Center, 370,000 square feet, six stories; Bank of America Tower, 277,000 square feet, 20 stories; 401 Mile of Cars Way, 189,000 square feet, three stories; Washington Mutual Tower, 176,000 square feet, 18 stories; The Chamber Building, 175,000 square feet, 23 stories; Fourth Avenue Corporate Center, 91,000 square feet, 11 stories; 555 W. Beech, 82,000 square feet, five stories; La Mesa Village Plaza, 68,000 square feet, four stories; Fifth & Laurel Building, 44,000 square feet, four stories; Seltzer Caplan Building 28,000 square feet, two stories; Pacific Gateway Building, 20,000 square feet, four stories; Charles Schwab Building, 20,000 square feet, four stories; Glendale Federal Bank, 18,000 square feet, three stories; 1717 Kettner Building, 17,000 square feet, three stories.
Some prominent property sales include: Kona Kai Resort & Marina, 166 hotel rooms, 515 boat slips; Washington Mutual Tower, 176,000 square feet, 18 stories; Chamber Building, 175,000 square feet, 23 stories; The Treo, land sale, 60,000-square-foot block; The Palermo, land sale, 60,000-square-foot block; The Mark, land sale, 60,000-square-foot block; Park Lofts, land sale, 40,000-square-foot block; The Currents, land sale; 28,000-square-foot block; Fifth & Redwood, land sale, 20,000-square-foot parcel.
Cowden's client list includes: Lehman Brothers; GMAC Mortgage; Washington Mutual Bank; San Diego Metropolitan Credit Union; First Interstate Bank; Glendale Federal Bank; Gibson Dunn & Crutcher; America West Airlines; NEC Communications; The Hanover Co.; Hamilton Capital Partners; Realcom Financial Partners; Arden Realty Inc.; Douglas Wilson Cos.; Darlington Inc.; Life Cycle Engineering; Rose, Klein & Marias; Executive Financial Group; Post, Kirby, Noonan & Sweat; and Somera Capital Management Real Estate.