Owen Rouse, Jr.

Senior Vice President,
MacKenzie Commercial Real Estate Services, LLC


Owen joined MacKenzie Commercial Real Estate Services, LLC in 2019 as Vice President of Investment Sales, leading the firm’s investment sales team which specializes in the third-party acquisition and disposition of commercial real estate assets in the State of Maryland and surrounding region, and advises clients on investments strategies, value maximization, and stabilization.

Prior to joining MacKenzie, Rouse was affiliated with Manekin, LLC of Columbia, MD. He was recruited in 1995 to unwind Manekin’s position in institutional joint ventures which ultimately gave rise to a boutique investment sales platform. As Director of Manekin’s Investment Services practice, Rouse represented clients in the purchase and sale of investment real estate, site selection and assemblage, underwriting, and structuring transactions. Rouse then assumed the position of Director of Brokerage overseeing 25 brokers across three offices. He finally shifted his role with Manekin to Capital Markets, identifying and structuring potential projects – and the venture partners to fund them – as well as playing an active role in the strategy and direction of the firm. Rouse is active with area nonprofits including the Advisory Council for Stevenson University where he is currently serving as President; and, Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake.  He has also served as President of CORFAC International, a national/global network of commercial real estate services organizations and former President of the local chapter of National Association of Office and Industrial Properties.


A Baltimore native, Rouse is a graduate of Calvert Hall College, holds a bachelor’s degree from McDaniel College (formerly Western Maryland College), and an MBA from the Sellinger School of Business at Loyola University in Maryland. He has also lectured at the Berman School of Real Estate at Johns Hopkins University.


Owen’s career in commercial real estate spans decades and cycles and has covered acquisition, disposition, lending, construction, appraisal, asset and portfolio management, and debt restructuring with a broad range of institutional clients.  His experience spans the major property groups: office, retail, industrial, multifamily, and hospitality and includes over $900 million in both acquisition/dispositions.  His presence in the regional commercial real estate community over three plus decades has resulted in deep relationships across multiple industries.