Maura Carland, CCIM, joined Newmark in 2017 at the firm’s Minneapolis office, where she serves as Research Director. In this role, Carland leads market research and analysis including all aspects of the production of quarterly reports on the local commercial real estate market. Carland was instrumental in the development of a five-star system called “The Tenant Experience” which ranks office buildings and complements building class definitions.
Carland’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, Carland worked for 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 the production of quarterly reports on the local commercial real estate market. She began her tenure as research manager.
Prior to Colliers, Carland 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 National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP).
Carland began her career in real estate at United Properties where she worked for 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.
A leader in the local commercial real estate community, Carland is a member of the Minnesota Commercial Association of Realtors (MNCAR) where she previously led and is a current member of its research advisory board. Carland holds a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation and is an active participant in the local chapter.
Carland earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing from the University of St. Thomas. In addition to her professional achievements and affiliations, Carland has completed nine marathons and is an avid practitioner of Bikram yoga.