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Bob Swain

Partner - CCIM



(425) 586 5622


(206) 794 0443


(425) 455 9138

Bellevue Office (HQ)
10900 NE 8th St
Suite 1500
Bellevue, WA 98004

Since 1999, Bob Swain has been providing investment and location advice to owners and occupants of industrial, flex, and office properties in the City of Seattle, and is known as an expert in the neighboring areas outside of the downtown central business district.

His business practice also includes tenant representation and investment sales in other areas of the greater Puget Sound region, and he often brings in other experts within the company to ensure that his clients are provided the best representation possible.

With more than 25 years of experience working with large corporations, regional investors, government agencies, and family-owned portfolios & businesses, Bob has developed a reputation as a trusted real estate advisor that gives fully informed, data driven, honest, and straight-forward advice to his clients.

His clients have included a diverse group of both national and local companies, such as Lennox Industries, C.C. Filson, Stusser Electric/Consolidated Electrical Distributors, the Port of Seattle, Catholic Community Services, Principal Real Estate Advisors, Panattoni Development, Seattle Photonics, BTL Engineering, Specialty Bottle Company, Cooke Seafoods, the Steinberg Family, the Koki Family, the Hanauer Family, and many others.

Bob is a CCIM Designee (Certified Commercial Investment Member). CCIM’s are recognized as leading experts in commercial investment real estate. The designation represents proven expertise in financial, market, and investment analysis, in addition to negotiation.

Bob and his wife live in Kenmore and have 3 adult children. He has been regularly active in his community over the years as a youth sports coach, former Board Director and President of the Northshore School Board, and a volunteer at his local parish. Outside of work Bob enjoys being with his family, playing beer league ice hockey and golf, reading, and playing the guitar.

NAI Puget Sound Properties (2004 - Present)
CB Richard Ellis (1999 - 2004)

Prior to his real estate career, Bob worked for the Washington State Senate and was a sales representative in the Motorola indirect sales channel.

2014 NAIOP Deal of the Year 

Bob represented Panattoni in purchasing the Former Liquor Control Board Warehouse, a 233,227 square foot building located on East Marginal Way in Seattle, Washington. In addition, Bob assisted in completely leasing 111,000 square feet of spec space prior to the completion of construction.

B.A. in Political Science, University of Washington
Graduate Studies in Political Science, Washington State University

CCIM - Certified Commercial Investment Member
CBA - Commercial Brokers Association
WSCAR - Washington State Commercial Association of Realtors
NAIOP - Commercial Real Estate Development Association
Former Northshore School District Board Director and President

Belshaw Brothers, AGA Food
BTL Engineering
C.C. Filson
C.D. Stimson Company
Catholic Community Services
Fall Line Winery
Franks Quality Produce
Habitat for Humanity
The Hanauer Family
Kells Irish Pub
King County
Lennox Industries
Maximum Performance Hydraulics
Panattoni Development
Pendleton Flour Mills
The Port of Seattle
Principal Real Estate Investors
Seattle Photonics
Smith Dekay, P.S.
Specialty Bottle Company
Stein, Lotzkar & Starr, P.S.
The Steinberg Family
Stusser Electric
United Western Supply
W Washington Sheet Metal Union

    From Bob's Clients

    “The Swain Group has represented Lennox International Inc. on a variety of industrial real estate projects for many years. Regardless of the timeline or specifications, Bob and Noah provide professional representation and demonstrates great market knowledge and creativity when challenged with shifting demands. Their extensive knowledge of the greater Seattle market adds value when facing critical decision points.”

    Steve Beall, Lennox Corporate Real Estate

    “It has been a pleasure working with Bob and Noah at NAI-PSP. Excellent service and communication. Highly recommended!”

    Jorn Ingebrigsten, Jaxx International

    “Bob and Noah Swain were some of the most professional agents we have ever used for leasing our warehouse. Throughout the entire process they went above what we expected from them and compared to previous people we have worked with, they were tops. We will be using them in the future for any other leasing opportunities.”

    James Beattie, CEO of Vinea Imports & real estate investor