Meet Richie

Posted on August 11, 2017

Broker Spotlight - Richie Sander

Richie Sander is one of our youngest brokers, specializing in sales and leasing of industrial properties in the north King and Snohomish counties. To get to know him better both personally and professionally, we had the following short interview with him.

What advice do you have for prospective NAI PSP candidates?

Come in confident and ready to work hard. No matter how much market knowledge you have, you must actively seek information and understand that there’s always something you can do to improve yourself and your skill set.

How has NAI PSP helped you in your career development?

This is the first firm I’ve worked with as a broker, so I’ve been exposed to a lot of new information and situations I hadn’t experienced in any other workplace. I’ve become a better researcher and communicator since I arrived 3 months ago.

What do you find the most challenging about being a broker?

I must generate my own business and ask a lot of questions because of my lack of experience. Neither of those things are bad, but certainly challenging given how new I am. Being a broker at NAI PSP also comes with far less physical activity than my former job, which has been an adjustment.

Describe working at NAI PSP in 3 words.

Challenging, Collaborative, Motivating

Tell us about the weirdest job you’ve ever had.

Nothing too weird, just chopping wood in the summer for $3 an hour as a kid. I wasn’t even paid in full. That career didn’t last long.

What are your some hobbies?

Baseball, basketball, golf, tennis, fishing, reading.

What’s your hidden talent?

The flute, but it has been a while.

What was the first concert you ever attended?

The Newsboys. My dad danced harder than the whole crowd combined.

What’s your favorite restaurant?

The Metropolitan Grill (Rarely attended, but the clear favorite.)

What’s it like to be a millennial in CRE?

It feels natural, but I’m walking a different path than a lot of people I went to school with. I’m from a small town and most of the people I grew up with haven’t left yet. Being so young in this business is challenging from an experience and credibility standpoint, but it plays to my advantage in some ways. My energy is high, I’m proficient in the technology used today and I’m eager to find new information and experiences that enrich my life, advance my career and allow me to work effectively with my associates.

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Aegis Living to Redevelop University District Site

Posted on August 2, 2017

Aegis Living University District

Ryan Olson recently represented Aegis Living in the purchase of a 3-parcel assemblage in University District. Aegis Living, a national leader in senior assisted living and memory care facilities, will redevelop the site for senior housing. They currently operate 13 facilities in Washington state. The 31,812 square foot property is comprised 3200 NE 45th Street, 3215 NE 45th Street and 3232 NE 45th Street.

“The location is a good fit for Aegis as it will be able to serve the residents of Bryant, Ravenna and Laurelhurst. The site has high visibility and good drive by traffic, but yet close to the single-family neighborhoods where most of our residents come from.” Walter Braun, Senior Vice President Development for Aegis Living explained.

“I am proud to be working with such a great company on this assemblage. It helped to have a sophisticated buyer and sellers that understood the value that Aegis Living’s service will bring to the area,” said Ryan Olson, Vice President at NAI Puget Sound Properties.

The sale closed July 10, 2017 for $13,200,000.

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Broker Outlook: Amazon – Whole Foods Acquisition

Posted on July 31, 2017

When Amazon announced its acquisition of Whole Foods Market, Inc., it  immediately challenged the resilience of current grocers. Within hours after plans for the $13.7 billion deal went public, the stocks for top grocers, among them Costco, Kroger and Walmart, took a hit. For many investors, the deal recalled several retail closures, most notably, the fate of the once prominent bookstore chain, Borders. Amazon has left a mark: In only 22 years in business it has dramatically altered consumer habits and expectations, upended traditional business models, and changed commercial real estate needs.

Three of our brokers, Steve Balkman, Barry Kelly and Ryan Olson, shared their thoughts on what Amazon’s strategy may be for the acquisition and what impact the deal may have on investors, grocers and the local market. (more…)

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Broker Outlook: KeyArena Project

Posted on July 5, 2017

Seattle faces great changes as the plans to renovate KeyArena at Seattle Center to NBA and NHL standards unfold. Earlier in June, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray chose Los Angeles-based Oak View Group (OVG) to do a $564 million privately funded renovation after Seattle Partners Group, the only other bidder withdrew their $521 million proposal. Many Seattleites still mourn the loss of the Supersonics and the arena’s renovation is intensifying conversations about the possibility of a new NBA team in the future, but an NHL team would likely come first. As reported in a KOMO news article, the NHL is interested in the creation of a Seattle hockey team. In fact, Seattle is the #14 media market in the country, and the only market in the top 25 that does not have either an NBA or NHL team.

OVG was ultimately selected partially because of the financing they provided, which, according to CEO Tim Leiweke, is “100% privately financed” (The Seattle Times). Financing aside, the renovation of KeyArena is leading many to question whether the Queen Anne neighborhood surrounding Seattle Center can handle the increased congestion brought on by the arena’s expansion and by the larger events they are planning on holding there. According to the 2016 INRIX Traffic Scoreboard, Seattle is rated as having the #10 worst traffic in the nation. Compared to the rankings of other cities in the Pacific Northwest (Tacoma: #53, Portland: #30, Vancouver B.C.: #76), Seattle is growing at a staggering rate every year, and current infrastructure is already struggling to accommodate commuters on a daily basis. INTRIX even conducted a study examining how events at KeyArena affect traffic in the surrounding area. For example, an Adele concert last July caused additional delays of up to 42 minutes in specific areas. Although city officials in favor of the KeyArena renovation suggest that the opening of the Alaskan Way tunnel may reduce traffic, the results “remain to be seen.” (King5 News).

We sat down with two of our NAI Puget Sound Properties brokers; Rich Mermelstein and Bob Swain, to discuss their thoughts on how the KeyArena redevelopment will impact the market. (more…)

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NAI Puget Sound Properties Welcomes John Rochford

Posted on May 15, 2017

John Rochford

We are pleased to welcome John Rochford to our brokerage team as Vice President.

John has thirty years of experience in commercial real estate and corporate management. He began his career in the Baltimore/Washington DC market in 1988 where he provided construction, brokerage and development expertise to his clients.

He relocated to Seattle in 1992 and first joined our team in 2005 as an Eastside Office and Industrial specialist. During the nine years he spent at NAI Puget Sound Properties, he proved to be a consistently a high producing broker and a great team mate.  We are delighted he has elected to rejoin our team.

John will work out of our Bellevue office.

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Now Offering Property Management Services

Posted on April 30, 2017

Now Offering Property Management Services

We are proud to announce our recent acquisition of Shephard Commercial Real Estate, a highly respected and locally owned commercial property management firm.

We will now be able to offer our clients Property Management, Construction Management, and Development Management in addition to the leasing, sales, investment sales, and consulting services we have been offering since 1997.

Shephard Commercial Real Estate (SCRE) was founded in 2006 by Lee Shephard. Prior to starting SCRE, Lee was with the R. J Hallissey Company for 20 years. SCRE manages 15 commercial properties in the Seattle area comprising over 1.2 million square feet of office, industrial, and retail properties.

“We are very excited to be able to offer these additional services to our clients” said Scott Coombs, President. “Great management services can significantly enhance the value of a real estate asset, and Lee and his team have been doing this successfully for over 30 years. We are looking forward to introducing them to our current clients, and offering our brokerage expertise to clients of SCRE.”

Lee Shephard was equally excited about the transition. “By joining NAI Puget Sound Properties, we will be able to collaborate with some of the top real estate brokers in our market to serve our existing clients and to win new assignments. Our combined expertise will enable us to assist clients with all phases of property ownership, including acquisitions, property management, construction or development management, marketing and leasing, and dispositions. We couldn’t be more excited about this move,” stated Shephard.

Meet the Team:

Lee Shephard

Lee Shephard, CPM
Executive Vice President

Lauren Knox

Lauren Knox
Property Administrator

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Southend Team Represents Landlord and Tenant in 220,800 SF Lease

Posted on April 26, 2017

CenterPoint Kent 167

CenterPoint Properties, represented by Arie Salomon, SIOR, CCIM, Jeff Forsberg, CCIM and Taylor Hoff, SIOR, has inked a 220,800 square foot lease at their CenterPoint Kent 167 project located at 26600 72nd Avenue S., in Kent, WA. Construction has just commenced with a targeted completion date of February 2018.  The tenant, Classic Accessories, was also represented by NAI Puget Sound Properties.

The state-of-the-art building will be 36’ clear height with ESFR sprinklers, LED warehouse lighting, 33 dock high and 2 drive in doors, 41 additional trailer stalls and 200 parking stalls with excellent SR 167 exposure and direct access to S. 277th Street.

In the news: Here’s the latest big lease in the Seattle region’s red-hot industrial market via Puget Sound Business Journal

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NAI Puget Sound Properties Welcomes Rick Graff & Art Thomson

Posted on January 12, 2017

 

Rick and Art

NAI Puget Sound Properties is pleased to welcome industry veterans, Rick Graff & Art Thomson to its brokerage team as Senior Vice Presidents. Both Rick and Art joins us following successful careers at Coast/Sperry Van Ness.

Prior to brokerage, Rick spent 14 years in corporate real estate representing retail clients, developing and implementing strategic national retail roll out programs for Verizon Wireless and Jamba Juice throughout the Midwest, Southwest, and Northwest United States.  He also has represented Jack in the Box in the Washington, Oregon, Northern California, and Hawaii markets.

Art has extensive experience in the leasing and sales of Office, Retail and Industrial properties throughout the Northend market, as well as investment sales.  Prior to entering real estate, Art had a successful career as an Industrial Engineer, and held leadership positions at several notable companies including Fairchild Semiconductor and Honeywell Marine Systems. He is active in the Northend community where he was past President of the City of Everett Parks Commission and is currently a member of the City of Everett Salary Commission.

Their extensive experience and excellent reputation are a great addition to our team.

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Lazarus Day Center Rises on Rainier Avenue S

Posted on December 28, 2016

Lazarus Day Center provides a safe, daytime only shelter for the homeless and marginalized, with a specific focus on the elderly homeless community. The Center provides meals, laundry services, counseling, and health services, and other social services for its clients.

Sometimes it’s easy to forget that the heart of real estate, even commercial real estate, isn’t business – it’s people. Bob Swain recently helped his client transact a lease with Catholic Community Services of Western Washington to house its Lazarus Day Center. In a major relocation for the center from its longtime home in Pioneer Square, the Center’s new 8,870 SF office on Rainier Avenue S will allow it to reach as many of those in need as possible.

Lazarus Day Center provides a safe, daytime only shelter for the homeless and marginalized, with a specific focus on the elderly homeless community.  The Center provides meals, laundry services, counseling, and health services, and other social services for its clients.

The businesses and organizations that we work with every day all enrich our community, regardless of their mission, but we’re especially proud to be of service to those groups that lend a hand to those who need it most. As our city booms and the market becomes tighter, these members of our community can fall through the cracks.

During the holidays and throughout the year, it is our privilege to connect people and places throughout the Puget Sound area.

We wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season and a happy, healthy, and prosperous new year.

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NAI Puget Sound Properties Welcomes Kyle Sterling

Posted on October 27, 2016

NAI Puget Sound Properties is pleased to welcome Kyle Sterling to our brokerage team as Associate Vice President.

Kyle Sterling

Kyle has been a commercial real estate broker since 2012 and was formerly based in Encino, California.  While in California, he was a key member of a highly successful retail property investment team which was ranked number one in Los Angeles and Ventura counties from 2011 through 2015. At NAI Puget Sound Properties, Kyle will work out of the Bellevue office and continue to specialize in investment sales of retail, office and industrial properties.

“I researched all the local real estate firms prior to my move to Seattle and I felt NAI Puget Sound Properties was the best fit for me and my clients,” said Kyle regarding his decision.  “The brokers at NAI Puget Sound Properties are extremely talented and were genuinely interested in collaborating with me to establish my brokerage business in this region.  I look forward to working with them to serve our collective clientele.”

“Kyle is an excellent addition to our NAI Puget Sound Properties team.  He has a long record of success in this industry and is a great cultural fit with our existing brokers.  We are excited to have him on our team,” said Scott Coombs, SIOR – President

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Congratulations Jeff Forsberg, SIOR Industrial Broker of the Year Finalist!

Posted on October 13, 2016

Jeff Forsberg, CCIM

Jeff Forsberg, CCIM of NAI Puget Sound Properties was named a finalist for the 2016 Industrial Broker of the Year award! One of the region’s top industrial brokers, Jeff was also nominated for the award once before in 2005.

“Jeff’s selection as a finalist for Industrial Broker of the Year is indicative of how highly he is regarded by his peers in this industry.   He is an excellent broker and the nomination is well deserved. ” said Scott Coombs, President of NAI Puget Sound Properties

Winners will be announced at the NAIOP Night of the Stars on November 4, 2016.

 

About NAIOP’S Night of the Stars

NAIOP’s Night of the Stars identifies outstanding real estate developments and activities in a variety of market types and the individuals who conceived of, took risks, sponsored, supported and made the projects happen.

Visit  NAIOP Washington State Chapter to learn more.

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Amazon Travel to land in Downtown Bellevue

Posted on October 11, 2016

By STEVE BALKMAN, CCIM

Principal

Specializing in Corporate Real Estate Advisory Solutions

 

Centre 425

Last week Geekwire reported that Amazon has leased the entire Centre 425, Schnitzer Northwest’s 345,000 square foot downtown Bellevue office building. The building is still under construction and is expected to be completed in 2017. As the single tenant, Amazon is able to create a secure environment for their intellectual property and for employees.

The announcement  is notable for a few reasons.

First, this lease establishes a large beachhead for Amazon in the Eastside. With many thousands of employees who live east of the lake, you can bet many are silently cheering – especially if there will be some hoteling space for employees to drop in and use.

Second, Amazon Travel is expected to be the main occupier of the new Bellevue building. Expedia headquarters is two blocks away. In two years Expedia will move their operation to the Interbay area (north of downtown Seattle). What a genius creative plan by Amazon Travel! They are perfectly positioned to recruit all of the Expedia employees living on the Eastside who are now dreading the additional 90-minute round-trip daily commute they’ll face when Expedia moves.

Third, the lease is another home run for Schintzer Northwest, who began construction on Centre 425 as a speculative development. Reaching 100% with one tenant is a developer’s dream – and maximizes profits.

Finally, many tenants and brokers expected a return to market equilibrium with the new office buildings in Bellevue during this construction cycle. The strong demand is filling almost all of the new space, assuring the continuation of a landlord’s market and rental rates that will continue to creep up.

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Photo Gallery – NAI Global Northwest Regional Event

Posted on August 1, 2016

Thank you to all who attended the NAI Global Northwest Regional Event Tuesday, July 26th – Wednesday, July 27th in Seattle!

Our event kicked off on Tuesday night with a great presentation on Trust: The Foundation of All Successful Relationships by Bill Robinson, President Emeritus of Whitworth University. We ended the night with a beautiful evening cruise on Elliott Bay!

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Featured Transaction – Purchase of 20004 Building, Woodinville

Posted on July 27, 2016

The sale of the 20004 Building located at 20004 144th Avenue NE, Woodinville, WA closed on July 26th, 2016 for a sale price of $3,000,000.

20004-building

This property is a great new home for Northwest Partitions, an owner/user, who is purchasing the property as a part of a 1031 Exchange after selling their building in the Southend (also sold by NAI Puget Sound Properties). The significant extra land for a yard and eventual redevelopment represents a strong value-add opportunity while the existing buildings will be a great new home for their business. With the help of Chad Waldbaum of NAI Puget Sound Properties, the buyer beat out multiple other offers to purchase the property and even adjusted the price later for deferred maintenance issues.

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NAI Puget Sound Properties Welcomes Ryan Olson

Posted on July 1, 2016

NAI Puget Sound Properties is pleased to announce the addition of Ryan Olson to the firm’s team of brokers.

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Ryan Olson, formerly with Wallace Properties, joins NAI Puget Sound Properties as a Vice President.  Ryan has been a top performing broker for the past 14 years and is well respected within the real estate community. At NAI Puget Sound Properties, he will continue to focus on real estate investments and leasing within the Puget Sound region.

“I felt I could serve my clients best at one of the larger companies with brokerage expertise in all property types and submarkets within the region, and working at a locally owned company was really important to me,” Ryan said regarding the transition. “NAI Puget Sound Properties was the perfect fit for me.”

Scott Coombs, President of NAI Puget Sound Properties said, “We are really excited to have Ryan join our team at NAI Puget Sound Properties. He is an accomplished veteran broker who is well known for his integrity and professionalism. He will be a great addition to our excellent work environment and our commitment to the local community.”

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Promotion of Our 3 Newest Partners!

Posted on June 10, 2016

NAI Puget Sound Properties announced today the promotion of three new Partners of the firm, bringing the total number of partners to 19.

“Our Partners are selected based on a number of criteria including tenure, revenue production, integrity, and overall contributions to the company,” said Scott Coombs, President of NAI Puget Sound Properties. “All three new partners are great leaders within our company and within their communities. It’s great to be able to recognize their success by bringing them in as Partners of our firm.”

David Douglas

Dave Douglas, SIOR, CCIM, current Managing Broker of NAI Puget Sound Properties’ Tacoma office and formerly a Senior Vice President, joined the firm in 2014 with prior experience at CBRE (2008 – 2014), GVA Kidder Mathews (1987 – 2008), and Norris, Beggs & Simpson (1983 – 1987).  Dave centers his attention upon the industrial markets of South King, Pierce, Thurston and Lewis Counties.

 

Itzik Mizrahi

Itzik Mizrahi, formerly a Vice President, joined NAI Puget Sound Properties in 2010. Itzik focuses on retail investments, including gas stations, hotels and retail centers, within the Puget Sound area and Washington State.

 

Wyk Parker

Wyk Parker, formerly a Senior Vice President joined NAI Puget Sound Properties in 2011. Prior to joining the firm, Wyk worked with Pacific Real Estate Partners (2007 – 2011), Trammell Crow (2004 – 2007), and Colliers International (1987 – 2004).  Wyk specializes in the sale and the leasing of properties throughout the Pacific Northwest, including office, industrial, retail, multifamily and land.

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In the News

Daily Journal of Commerce

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Featured Transaction – Corica Properties, LLC Aquires Kirkland Park 405, Building G

Posted on May 18, 2016

Kirkland Park 405, Building G, a 31,031 square foot office building, located at 12040 115th Avenue NE, Kirkland, WA was purchased for $4,850,000 (closed May 16, 2016). Corica Properties, LLC, an investor/operator, will open a new Goddard School on the 2nd floor of the building. The first floor of the building is fully leased, with a small office vacancy of 3,600 square feet remaining on the 2nd floor.

Bob Swain, CCIM and Chris O’Connor of NAI Puget Sound Properties represented the buyer in this transaction.

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The Goddard School celebrates nearly 30 years of using the most current, academically endorsed methods to ensure that children from six weeks to six years old have fun while learning the skills they need for long-term success in school and in life. To learn more, visit www.goddardschool.com

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NAI Puget Sound Properties Hires Scott Coombs as Brokerage President

Posted on December 16, 2015

NAI Puget Sound Properties announced today the hiring of respected industry veteran Scott Coombs to lead the commercial real estate brokerage.  Effective immediately, Coombs will become President of the company which is currently ranked as the fifth largest commercial brokerage company in the region with 45 brokers and offices in Seattle, Tacoma and Bellevue.

scoombs

Coombs was most recently Northwest Regional Managing Director of Colliers International where he significantly grew the size and market share of the company and successfully recruited some of the top brokers in the industry.

“We are really excited to have Scott on board to lead the next phase of our company growth,” stated Arie Salomon, a Principal and founding partner in the firm.  “Since we founded the company 18 years ago, we have been sharing the leadership responsibilities among our Executive Committee who are all brokers and principals at the company.  As large as we have become, we decided this year that we needed to hire a full time company leader to focus on supporting our brokers, proactively recruiting and strategically growing the company.  It was difficult to do these tasks with the ‘player coach’ model that we have always operated.  Scott has excelled in this type of leadership role for many years and he is a great fit with our company culture.  Our partners and brokers have known Scott for a long time, and are really excited that he is joining our team.”

In addition to running the day to day operations of the company, Coombs will be responsible for recruiting additional brokers to the firm.

“I believe there will always be a significant percentage of brokers in our market who prefer an alternative to the bureaucracy at the large public brokerage firms and the constant pressure they face to reduce expenses in order to increase stock value. I am confident that our aggressive commission structure, excellent client resources, and the opportunity to become a partner at our company will be very attractive to those brokers.  Our focus is not serving Wall Street or any external ownership group,” Coombs stated.  “We are 100% focused on doing whatever it takes to support our brokers and their clients.”

“In this region there are a number of very successful locally-owned brokerage firms,” according to another founding Principal, Chris O’Connor.  “But what makes us different is that most of them only focus on one or two property types and submarkets.  At NAI Puget Sound Properties, we have specialists in all commercial property types and all Puget Sound area submarkets, and our affiliation with NAI Global provides us access to resources around the world.  Our clients appreciate that we are locally owned yet can support all their needs locally or around the world.  We are working hard to further enhance our services at NAI Puget Sound Properties, and look forward to working closely with Scott to accelerate our growth.”

About Scott Coombs

A 1980 graduate of the University of Washington, Coombs has served as a Director for numerous organizations including The Bellevue Chamber of Commerce, the Bellevue Boys and Girls Clubs, and the Washington State Chapter of NAIOP. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Commercial Brokers Association, The Urban Land Institute, and the Robert Vasen Foundation. Coombs is also active in the Building Owners and Managers Association and Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR).

Scott will work out of NAI Puget Sound Properties’ Seattle office.

 

NAI Puget Sound Properties

1700 Seventh Avenue, Suite 2050

Seattle, WA 98101


In the news:

Puget Sound Business Journal: NAI Puget Sound Properties names its first president, Scott Coombs

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Congratulations to Arie Salomon – SIOR Industrial Broker of the Year!

Posted on November 9, 2015

Arie Salomon, SIOR, CCIM of NAI Puget Sound Properties was awarded the 2015 SIOR Industrial Broker of the Year award at the NAIOP Night of the Stars on November 6, 2015!

“I am very excited to get this award, but I know that the entire team’s efforts allowed me to win,” Arie responded after receiving the award. “This award belongs to our Southend Industrial Team – Jeff Forsberg who has been my partner for over 22  years, Taylor Hoff who joined the team 9 years ago and Patty Bell, my and Jeff’s assistant for over 11 years.  I am very proud to be a part of a very special group of people called NAI Puget Sound Properties.”

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Arie has been one of the three finalists for the SIOR Industrial Broker of the Year for the State of Washington nine times (1997, 1998, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2013, 2014 and 2015); he won in 1998. This award is widely regarded as the highest professional recognition possible for a commercial real estate broker.

Full list of NAIOP 2015 Night of the Stars Winners

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Featured Transaction – Design Imports Acquires 159,250 SF New Construction for $14,332,500

Posted on September 28, 2015

NAI Puget Sound Properties recently represented Design Imports in the acquisition of the Tamarack Building, a Class “A” industrial distribution warehouse located at 1607 136th Avenue E, Sumner, Washington.  Design Imports will continue to operate their office from their current property in Tukwila but will be relocating their warehouse operations to their newly constructed, stand alone building in Sumner. The 159,250 square foot space is situated on 6.93 acres with excellent access to SR 167.

The transaction closed on September 21, 2015 for $14,332,500.00.  Jeff Forsberg and Arie Salomon of NAI Puget Sound Properties brokered the transaction.

“The Tamarack Building represented a rare opportunity for an owner/user to acquire a state of the art facility in this highly competitive industrial market,” said Jeff Forsberg, Principal of NAI Puget Sound Properties. “The size, location and quality, will serve Design Import’s continued growth for years to come.”

Design Imports is a designer and manufacturer of a wide range of consumer products for kitchen & dining, cleaning accessories, pet accessories, and personal care products for spa and bath. Design Imports is a wholesale company with distribution to retailers, including brick & mortar stores in a variety of markets and extensive online distribution.

To learn more, visit www.DesignImports.com.

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Congratulations to Taylor Hoff, 2016 SIOR President-Elect

Posted on September 4, 2015

Congratulations to Taylor Hoff, who will serve as 2016 President-Elect for the WA State SIOR Chapter.

Taylor Hoff

The SOCIETY OF INDUSTRIAL AND OFFICE REALTORS® is the leading professional commercial and industrial real estate association. With more than 3,000 members in more than 630 cities in 34 countries, SIOR represents today’s most knowledgeable, experienced, and successful commercial real estate brokerage specialists.

To learn more, visit SIOR Washington State Chapter.

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Featured Transaction – Game Over Videogames Expands into Northwest

Posted on August 14, 2015

Game Over Videogames is now open at Northgate Shopping Mall.  This is the second Pacific Northwest location for the Austin, Texas based independent chain of retro video game stores.  The new 1,353 square foot store follows close on the heels of the company‘s successful opening at Crossroads Shopping Center last December.

Sandra Hill of NAI Puget Sound Properties brokered the transaction.

“When you consider that 8 months ago Game Over didn’t exist here in the Northwest, this is an exciting beginning,” said Sandra Hill of NAI Puget Sound Properties. “And they are not finished yet!  Game Over will probably open at least one more store here in 2016.  It makes sense, especially since Seattle is often considered the ‘epicenter of the gaming industry’.  There are plenty of classic game aficionados around.”

northgate-mall

Game Over buys, sells, and trades all used video games, and in the process, gives gamers a top quality, one stop shop for all of their classic gaming needs.

To learn more, visit www.gameovervideogames.com.

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Timothy P. Doyle Joins NAI Puget Sound Properties

Posted on July 7, 2015

NAI Puget Sound Properties is pleased to welcome Timothy P. Doyle to our brokerage team as a Associate Vice President.

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Timothy Doyle specializes in sales and leasing in the Greater Seattle area. Timothy is a strategic and experienced entrepreneur specializing in identifying and maximizing unique market opportunities.

Timothy’s experience includes leading complex deal negotiations and multi-million-dollar revenue streams for organizations such as Active Outdoor Media, Trueline Capital, Acceleration Partners, Exodus Communications, Biking Billboards and Activate.net.

Timothy will work out of NAI Puget Sound Properties’ Seattle office.

 

NAI Puget Sound Properties

1700 Seventh Avenue, Suite 2050

Seattle, WA 98101

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NAI Global Featured in Real Estate Forum Magazine

Posted on June 26, 2015

NAI Global is extremely proud to be featured in the cover story for the June issue of Real Estate Forum magazine. The article, titled, “A Managed Network of Owners,” quotes NAI Global President Jay Olshonsky, Geoff Woodward of C-III , NAI Global Chief Economist Peter Linneman and Steve Jaffe of BH Properties.

Real Estate Forum

NAI Puget Sound Properties is the locally owned commercial real estate firm which operates as the Western Washington affiliate of NAI Global. NAI Global is a commercial real estate organization with the passion, dedication and expertise to realize maximum potential and generate creative solutions
for our clients worldwide. Our collaborative services platform provides an expansive, yet nimble and responsive structure enabling us to efficiently deliver superior results.

View the full article, The Managed Network of Owners.

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Featured Transaction – Gramercy Property Trust Acquires $28,086,069 3-Building Portfolio

Posted on June 4, 2015

NAI Puget Sound Properties recently represented Gramercy Property Trust in the acquisition of multiple properties spanning three markets which closed for $28,086,069 on May 7, 2015. These industrial properties total 238,037 square feet with one located at 2306 B Street in Auburn, Washington and two located in California in the cities of San Bernardino and Fairfield.

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All of the buildings are subject to a long term leases. Gramercy Property Trust, Inc. is a leading global investor and asset manager of commercial real estate. The company specializes in acquiring and managing single-tenant, net-leased industrial and office properties.

Jeff Forsberg and Arie Salomon of NAI Puget Sound Properties brokered the transaction.

“This sale solidifies Gramercy’s position as a player in our hot industrial market,” said Jeff Forsberg, Principal of NAI Puget Sound Properties. “They have now purchased three industrial buildings in our region in the past six months, recently purchasing properties from LBA in Puyallup and Kent.”

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Alan D. Robertson Joins NAI Puget Sound Properties

Posted on June 2, 2015

NAI Puget Sound Properties is pleased to welcome Alan D. Robertson to our brokerage team as a Senior Vice President.

Alan Robertson has joined NAI Puget Sound Properties with over 29 years of commercial real estate experience within the Greater Puget Sound region. During his first seven years in commercial real estate with Grubb & Ellis, Al served primarily as a Corporate Representative for national and local firms completing over 3.5 million square feet of real estate transactions. In 1992, Al joined Kidder Mathews and has since expanded his services to include development design and entitlement, construction project management and corporate services/consultation.

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Alan D. Robertson – Senior Vice President

Al will work out of NAI Puget Sound Properties’ Bellevue office.

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