Marcus R. Pitts

Marcus R. Pitts

Senior Managing Director

Based in Des Moines, IA, Marcus R. Pitts, CCIM, SIOR is a Senior Managing Director specializing in Industrial, Office, Medical, Retail, Multi-Family and Land Development for both the Iowa and Nebraska markets.

He has worked extensively in the portfolio management, tenant representation and disposition segments of Commercial Real Estate. Marcus has managed portfolios totaling over 7,000,000 SF of property with cumulative leasing & sales of more than $3B. Marcus is involved in many local community philanthropic organizations.

Key clients include:

  • Adventure land Amusement Park
  • Assurance Agency
  • Aveda
  • Bankers Life & Casualty Co.
  • Casey's General Stores
  • Century Link
  • Conoco-Phillips
  • CW Capital
  • DRA Properties
  • Endeavor
  • FBL Financial
  • Fiserv
  • Fresenius Medical Care
  • Hudson Advisors
  • Iron Mountain
  • KC Life
  • Monsanto
  • NLV Financial
  • OPUS
  • Panera Bread
  • Perficut Lawn Care
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Roper Industries
  • Ryan Companies
  • Schwan’s Food Service
  • SC Johnson
  • Securitas
  • Stryker Corp.
  • United Rentals, Inc.
  • VanTrust
  • Whirlpool

Education and Affiliations

Marcus earned his B.A. at the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA in 2003. Marcus applies the same focus and determination that he exercise in business to his family and community. He is professionally affiliated or accredited in the following organizations:

  • American Cancer Society
  • Ankeny Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
  • Past Board Chairman - Candeo
  • Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
  • Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO)
  • Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • Iowa Commercial Real Estate Association (ICREA)
  • Society of Industrial & Office Realtors (SIOR)
  • United Way


  • ICREA “Rising Star” Award Recipient
  • F.M. Hubbell Production Award Winner
  • Des Moines Forty Under 40 Award Recipient
  • Top Producer at NAI Ruhl & Ruhl Commercial
  • CoStar Power Broker - Iowa Industrial Market
  • CoStar Power Broker - Industrial Leasing
  • CoStar Power Broker - Office Leasing
  • CoStar Power Broker - Sales Transactions
  • NAI Global Elite Honoree
  • Top Producer at NAI Optimum
  • JLL Top Achiever
  • JLL Gold Achiever
  • JLL Top Gun Award Winner
  • Midwest Real Estate Hall of Fame Member
  • City of Ankeny, IA - Business Personof the Year Award Recipient