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DOUGLAS A. KNAUS
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DOUGLAS A. KNAUS

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER


A founding partner of MKP, Doug joined Paragon Group in 1981 where he began working with Steve Means. MKP evolved out of the Paragon Group, with its roots as an operating unit going back to 1981. MKP was established as a private real estate investment and management company in 1998.

After Paragon became a REIT in 1994, he served the company as President of its Commercial Division. Prior to its acquisition by Insignia Financial Group in 1996, the division employed 350 people and managed 180 commercial properties, with 25 million square feet of office, industrial and retail space. Doug was employed from 1974 until 1981 as Director of Office Leasing with the Urban Investment and Development Company and was responsible for the leasing and marketing of an office portfolio of 12 million square feet in multiple CBD markets.

From 1996 until July 1998, Doug served as President of the Central-Southeast Division of Insignia/ESG. The division's portfolio included more than 50 million square feet of office and industrial product and had 500 employees.