Los Angeles

Anthony Muhlstein - Managing Director

License CA: 01701409
Los Angeles, CA


Anthony Muhlstein, managing director, is a capital markets specialist with experience in a broad range of property types, classes and markets. Prior to joining Newmark Knight Frank, Mr. Muhlstein was a member of CBRE’s Southern California Institutional Properties Multifamily Group focusing on business development in core markets for existing assets and development opportunities. In the past year, he was involved in a $100 million sale of an almost six acre assemblage entitled for 695 units and 20,000 square feet of ground floor retail; a $51 million sale of a 3.5 acre development opportunity with an existing 69,000 square foot office building component and a $50 million sale of a 130,000 square foot department store with 67,000 square feet of excess land for future high-rise redevelopment.

Prior to joining CBRE, Mr. Muhlstein specialized in private client investment sales at Cushman & Wakefield and BRC Advisors. While focused on commercial properties, Mr. Muhlstein has been awarded sale assignments of all product types. He has the breadth of knowledge to handle the most complex transactions. Recent Examples include:

  • A multifamily investment at a premier Pasadena location
  • High-street retail and an uncompleted prime Melrose retail development triggered by bankruptcy for a record $1,200 per square foot
  • A surplus corporate industrial adaptive reuse site with a difficult environmental history

Mr. Muhlstein holds a Bachelor's degree in Finance from California State University and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.

Chris Benton - Director

License CA: 01808847
Los Angeles, CA


Chris Benton joined Newmark Knight Frank in 2015 as a director with the Palmer team where he oversees all aspects of the transaction process including valuation, pricing strategy, marketing, due diligence, negotiating purchase and sale agreements and business development. Prior to joining Newmark Knight Frank, Mr. Benton was a sales director at CBRE with the Southern California Institutional Properties Multifamily Group where he was directly associated with over $3 billion in sales, debt and equity financing from 2013 to 2015. Sample transactions while there include the $300 million sale of Palazzo Westwood Village; the $200 million sale of 8th+Hope in downtown Los Angeles; the $194 million sale of the Alliance Residential SoCal Portfolio; the $126 million sale of The Hesby in North Hollywood; the $70.5 million sale of Elevé Lofts and Skydeck in Glendale; the $32 million sale of entitled land in Playa Vista; the $40 million sale of entitled land in Hollywood; the $82 million sale of Archstone Vanoni Ranch in Ventura and the $84 million value-add sale of Fountains at Moorpark.

Before that, Mr. Benton worked at Eastdil Secured where he performed market research analyses and prepared offering materials for the sale of many significant (over $100 million) property transactions.

Recent Clients: Alliance Residential • AvalonBay • Bank of the Ozarks • BlackRock • Carmel Partners • Champion Real Estate • Clarion Partners • CPPIB • Crescent Heights • Decron • Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management • Dinerstein Companies • EHB Companies • Equity Residential • ES Ring • Essex • GE Capital • INVESCO • JB Matteson • JH Snyder Company • JP Morgan Asset Management • LaSalle Investments • Legacy Partners • Lincoln Property • Mill Creek Residential • Morgan Stanley • Principal Real Estate Investors • Prudential • Raintree Partners • Redwood Urban • Related Group • Rockwood Capital • RREEF • Sares-Regis • Sequoia Equities • The Wolff Company • TIAA-CREF • UBS • UDR • Wood Partners

Mr. Benton received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, with a major in marketing and a minor in management from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado. He is a Los Angeles native with an extensive and intimate knowledge of Southern California and its real estate fundamentals. Mr. Benton was born in Pacific Palisades and is an alumni of Loyola High School.


Alexandra Casillas - Southern California Multifamily Team Lead

License CA: 01967919
Los Angeles, CA


Alexandra Casillas, Southern California Multifamily Team Lead, joined Newmark Knight Frank in November 2015. In her current role she oversees marketing execution, material production and client and team management for the Los Angeles Newmark Knight Frank multifamily team. Prior to joining Newmark Knight Frank, Ms. Casillas was a production manager for the Southern California Institutional Properties Multifamily Group, aiding in the successful close of over $3.5 billion in sales and debt and equity financing from 2013 to 2015.

Prior to joining CBRE, Alexandra was an office manager with Multi-Housing Capital Advisors (MHCA), a firm co-founded by Mr. Curtis Palmer. Ms. Casillas supported the MHCA team in the sales, financing and equitizing of over $2 billion in apartment and office transactions.

Before her tenure at MHCA, Alexandra held account management, underwriting and loan funding roles in the mortgage lending industry. With a dynamic mindset and over 16 years of real estate experience, Ms. Casillas brings to Newmark Knight Frank a well-established reputation for cultivating trust in clients and colleagues alike.

Corinne Wang - Senior Marketing Coordinator

Los Angeles, CA


Corinne Wang, senior marketing coordinator for Newmark Knight Frank, is responsible for the design of all multihouing marketing materials for the Southern California team. Mrs. Wang joined Newmark Grubb Knight Frank in 2014 just prior to the company’s acquisition of Newmark Knight Frank. Within a few months of joining, she developed an interest in graphic design and began working on the development, creation and distribution of office, retail, capital markets and multihousing marketing collateral.

Mrs. Wang received a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing and a minor in finance from California State University, Northridge.