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John Vernon




(425) 586 5638


(206) 550 6520


(425) 455 9138

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

After beginning his commercial real estate career in 2004 at Colliers, John joined the Bellevue office of NAI PSP in 2008.  Since that time he has consistently ranked amongst the top producers in the company and was invited to become a Partner in the firm in 2015.  Known primarily as an industrial specialist, working with both property and business owners alike, the majority of John’s time is spent cultivating relationships in and around Seattle’s 55 million square feet of close-in office/warehouse and flex/production space.

Today’s consumer demands and last-mile warehousing strategies have brought newfound interest from institutional players in what has historically been known as a locally-owned “mom and pop” submarket.  Consequently, John’s diverse client list includes both local and national groups such as Panattoni Development, Principal, Recology, Lift Partners, Ryan Companies, Dilettante Chocolates, Urban Visions, Rainier Pacific Investment and Vulcan Real Estate.  In 2014, he represented Panattoni and Prudential in a joint venture acquisition of the former WA State Liquor Control Board facility.  The subsequent redevelopment and lease-up of that project was the first of its kind in the close-in Seattle market and was awarded NAIOP’s Deal of the Year.

The Seattle market is dynamic, and John would likely say it is the creative and forward-thinking way in which he approaches his business that clients appreciate the most.  He takes great pride in the small role that one broker can play in addressing today’s challenges and what will be tomorrow’s demands from tenants and landlords in the local real estate landscape.

While John’s accomplishments in brokerage are noteworthy, it’s the emphasis he places on character and accountability that are unique, striving for an “others before self” approach to each interaction.  In his opinion, that is the simplest way to create value for the client.

John resides in Bellevue with his wife, one son, and two younger daughters.  When he has a chance to escape husband, father, and broker duties, he enjoys laughing with buddies on the golf course, a trip or two per year to the sunshine, or shifting through gears (windows down) on a quiet back road. He and his family are also involved at Doxa Church in Bellevue.

NAI Puget Sound Properties (2008 - Present)
Colliers International (2004 - 2008)

2014 NAIOP Deal of the Year
John represented Panattoni in the purchase and redevelopment of the Former Liquor Control Board Warehouse, a 233,227 square foot building located on East Marginal Way in Seattle, Washington. As part of this project, John assisted in completely leasing 133,000 square feet of spec space prior to the completion of construction.

Bachelor of Arts, Communication - University of Arizona
Minor in Business Administration

CBA - Commercial Broker Association
WSCAR - Washington State Commercial Association of Realtors
National Association of Realtors®

American Life
Andersen Construction
Ariel Development
Color Graphics/Cenveo
Dilettante Chocolates
Ilahie Holdings
Kauri Investments
Lift Partners
MAN Diesel
Panattoni Development
Principal Real Estate Advisors
Prudential Real Estate Investors
Rainier Pacific Investment
Ryan Companies
Sherwin Williams
Spectrum Glass
Urban Visions
Vulcan Real Estate
Western WA Sheet Metal Union

From John's Clients

“I have had the pleasure of working closely with John since 2015. John is a consummate professional who brings experience, personal insight, creativity, and energy to each and every transaction. He is continually expanding his knowledge base through in-depth research and through direct engagement with a broad spectrum of users, developers, architects/consultants, and owners who are integral to the advancement of the sector. John has always displayed a level temperament and sound character and it is apparent he is trusted by his peers and counterparties throughout the industry. I greatly value our personal and professional relationship.”

Pete Aparico, Columbia Pacific Advisors

“I wanted to thank you guys for helping us get out from under the building at Dean Street. I can’t imagine better advice, responsiveness or leadership from a broker team than we had from you.”

Jeff Pedersen, Momentum Climbing