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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 commercial real estate in the City of Seattle and the greater Puget Sound area.  Over these years, he has developed comprehensive and creative expertise in the leasing, acquisition, and sale of industrial and office properties. Bob has also earned the CCIM designation (Certified Commercial Investment Member). CCIM designees 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.

With more than 20 years of experience working with large corporations, investors, and family-owned businesses, Bob has developed a reputation as a trusted real estate advisor that gives fully informed, honest, and straight-forward advice to his clients.  His work has included a diverse group of both national and local companies, such as Lennox Industries, Consolidated Electrical Distributors, Port of Seattle, Charles & Emma Frye Art Museum portfolio, Kells Irish Pub, Catholic Community Services, Principal Real Estate Advisors, Pendleton Flour Mills, Frank’s Quality Produce, and Panattoni Development. 

Bob and his son Noah make up The Swain Group, a sales, acquisition, and leasing team that specializes in representing owners and occupants of industrial and office properties in Western Washington with a primary focus in the City of Seattle, the Eastside suburbs, and other areas of King and Snohomish County.

Bob and his wife Trudy live in Kenmore, have 3 adult children and have been very active in their community, especially at their parish of St. John Mary Vianney in Kirkland.  Bob also serves as a School Board Director for the Northshore School District.  Outside of work and family time, Bob is an avid ice hockey player, guitarist, and political junkie.

Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)

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

CBA - Commercial Brokers Association
WSCAR - Washington State Commercial Association of Realtors
NAIOP - Commercial Real Estate Development Association
Northshore School Board Director
Northshore Schools Foundation - Board Liason
Catholic Community Services, St. Martin’s Shelter Programs Golf Tournament Board Member
St. John Mary Vianney Catholic Church

Belshaw Brothers, AGA Food
BTL Engineering
Catholic Community Services
Fall Line Winery
Franks Quality Produce
Habitat for Humanity
Kells Irish Pub
King County
Lennox Industries
Maximum Performance Hydraulics
O.S. Winery
Panattoni Development
Pendleton Flour Mills
Principal Real Estate Investors
Product Creation Studios
Prudential Real Estate Investors
Seattle Photonics
Smith Dekay, P.S.
Specialty Bottle Company
Stein, Lotzkar & Starr, P.S.
The Steinberg Family
Urban Reclamations
Stusser Electric
W Washington Sheet Metal Union
Zuli Integrated Lighting Solutions

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