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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.

Rising e-commerce demands, Port activity, and last-mile warehousing continue to drive 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 Principal, Recology, Prologis, REDCO Development, Carlyle Group, Urban Visions, Rainier Pacific Investment and TransWest. 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. John has also received recent recognition on NAI Global Top Producer’s list.

The Seattle market is dynamic and it’s likely the creative and forward-thinking way in which John approaches his business that clients appreciate the most. He takes pride in the 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.

Professional accomplishments notwithstanding, it’s the emphasis John 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 and three children. When he has a chance to escape family and professional duties, he diligently maintains his artificially low golf handicap, dreams of Palm Springs during Seattle’s 6 months of Winter, and occasionally pretends he’s an F1 driver on any uncongested back roads.

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

2021 NAI Global Top Producer

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
Carlyle Group
Dilettante Chocolates
Ilahie Holdings
Lift Partners
MAN Diesel
Panattoni Development
Port of Seattle
Principal Real Estate Advisors
Prudential Real Estate Investors
Rainier Pacific Investment
REDCO Development
Seacon Development
Sherwin Williams
Spectrum Glass
United Recycling
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