(425) 586 5606
(425) 260 4451
(425) 455 9138
Bellevue Office (HQ)
600 108th Avenue NE
Bellevue WA 98004
One of the original four principals at NAI Puget Sound Properties, Steve Balkman has been an active player in the company’s success for well over two decades. As NAI PSP’s longest-tenured employee, Steve has supported clients with a variety of needs, including office, high-tech, and industrial leasing, acquisitions, and dispositions. Consistently recognized as a top producer at the company, Steve’s contributed to a total transactional value of over one billion dollars. More recently, he switched gears to help grow NAI PSP’s management division, assisting investors and property owners in the industrial, office, and retail property sectors. He plays a key role in both seeking new business and supporting the division’s operations while continuing to offer clients broader commercial real estate advisory services as needed.
Steve became a commercial real estate broker more than 40 years ago, having taken on his first job in the field when he was fresh out of college. He enjoys working with others and helping his clients succeed; he takes the time to fully understand his client’s goals and develop effective and tailored solutions that allow them to achieve the maximum benefit from their transactions. He is an expert in navigating a variety of situations relevant to real estate, regularly taking part in complex negotiations, conducting lease versus sales analyses, evaluating optimal geographical locations for client businesses, and more. Steve finds deep satisfaction in taking the uncertainty out of the real estate decision-making process for his clients and has always believed in putting his clients first, knowing that solid, long-term relationships are an invaluable part of what he does.
Steve appreciates NAI PSP’s culture of collaboration. He sees his colleagues as hard-working, skilled, and experienced, and appreciates that he and his fellow brokers have the freedom to take their business in any meaningful direction that makes sense for their clients.
Steve’s most memorable projects include assisting fusion research company HELION in finding a location suitable for their new R&D facility and helping an automotive industrial business park in Kirkland, WA, with a sale that achieved the highest price per square foot for that property type in the Puget Sound region.
Steve and his family have been in the Seattle area for three decades, and Steve now resides in Issaquah with his wife, Susan. They currently have four children and seven grandchildren. An avid fan of spending time outdoors, Steve heads to the mountains whenever he can: In the summer, he can be found mountain biking, and in the winter he skis and snowboards—he even teaches snow sports as a certified ski and snowboard instructor (and was recently named instructor of the year at one of the local ski schools). In addition, he’s spent time coaching youth baseball and softball teams, and he regularly volunteers his time on behalf of his church as a minister and a youth group advisor; he recently finished a stint as an addiction recovery group leader.
Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
NAI Puget Sound Properties (1997 - Present)
Leibsohn & Co. (1989 - 1997)
Equitec Properties Co. (1987 - 1989)
Synco Properties (1984 - 1986)
Equitec Properties (1983 - 1984)
Bachelor of Arts, International Relations - Brigham Young University
CBA - Commercial Brokers Association
WSCAR - Washington State Commercial Association of Realtors
BYU Management Society
NAR - National Association of Realtors®
Seattle B2B Advisors
Airborne Freight Corporation
Evergreen Medical Center
Great Western Bank
Longacre Racing Products
Puget Sound Bank
Sound Oxygen Systems
State of Washington Department of Enterprise Services