Chris Benton

Newmark Group Inc.

Senior Managing Director

Job Functions: Capital Markets


Chris Benton serves as a Senior Managing Director at Newmark and is based at the firm's Century City office. Chris was brought to Newmark to expand and drive Newmark's multifamily platform in Southern California and partners with Anthony Muhlstein, Kevin Shannon, Ken White and Sean Fulp. He specializes in institutional multifamily sales, ranging from groundup development sites to stabilized assets and everything in between. Chris has unique experience dealing with complex transactions and also breaking sales records in numerous submarkets throughout Southern California, having completed over $2.5 billion of transactions in his career.


Chris is a Los Angeles native with an extensive and intimate knowledge of Southern California and its real estate fundamentals. He is uniquely qualified to fit within the existing culture at Newmark and brings outstanding value through his market knowledge and trusted relationships.


Chris returns to Newmark from JLL, where he worked as a Senior Vice President. Prior to that, Chris worked at CBRE on the institutional multifamily team.


Chris received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a major in Marketing and a minor in Management from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado.

Areas of Interest

Risk Profile
Deal Type
Acquisition, Development, Ground Lease, Loan Purchase, Opportunity Zone, Partner Buyout, Pre-Development, Recapitalization, Refinance, Rehabilitation
Property Type