While CEO of Unium (acquired by Nokia: March 2018) I interviewed several large and mid-tier real estate brokerages in Seattle. Their focus was always about compensation. A board member then introduced us to Paul Suzman at OfficeLease. Their interest, first and foremost, was Unium and possible, realistic solutions to our problem. They earned our trust and I would not hesitate to recommend OfficeLease’s services.
–Martha Bejar – Red Bison Advisory Group, LLC.
As real estate developers we work in a variety of markets but when it came time to find our own office space we needed a broker with deep expertise and familiarity with the Seattle office market. Paul and his team at OfficeLease were terrific in helping us not only better understand the office space market in Seattle but find great options for a company of our size. Thanks to their guidance through the search and negotiation process we found a great office location which not only meets our needs but has been essential for our growth as a company over the past few years.
–Jake McKinstry, LEED® AP, Principal – Spectrum Development Solutions
I would highly recommend Paul Suzman and OfficeLease to anyone with real estate needs from the tenant’s perspective. We have worked with Paul over multiple projects, and most recently he did a great job helping us evaluate and ultimately close a creative floor swap and lease extension for our headquarters in Seattle. Paul has a deep knowledge of facilities planning, the market and the players (and of the art of deal making) and leverages that expertise to help us determine how best to support Cray’s significant growth and execute on our facilities plans. I want partners, not just service providers, and the OfficeLease approach fits perfectly in that model. We look to OfficeLease more as a trusted advisor and resource, than as a transaction-driven broker.
–Michael C. Piraino , Vice President Administration and General Counsel – CRAY
SVP needed new offices but wanted to collocate with other, evolving, dynamic, organizations that shared our values. The opportunity presented itself to join HUB Seattle and Pinchot University in jointly leasing a four story building in Pioneer Square. Paul Suzman of OfficeLease coordinated and expedited the process on the tenants’ behalf and made the deal happen. We and the others truly enjoyed working with him and his team, and would strongly recommend OfficeLease to any firm needing space”–Paul Shoemaker, Executive Connector – Social Venture Partners Seattle
We interviewed several real estate professionals and quickly engaged Paul Suzman and the team at OfficeLease to help us in our work. Paul and his team were on top of the many issues and continually provided us with excellent insight. His knowledge of the real estate market in Seattle was encyclopedic and his positive working relationship with building owners made the process run very smoothly. In the end, we structured a new lease that exactly fit our needs for both today and the future. I would not hesitate to use OfficeLease in the future or recommend the firm to anyone considering real estate representation in Seattle.”Robert M. Moser, President and CEO, Laird Norton Wealth Management
Paul Suzman and OfficeLease are relationship builders and in it for the long haul. They have delivered first-class service to my clients, and are responsive, flexible and creative. They focus on their clients’ best interests and are committed to finding the right location at the right price. They care about more than the transaction at hand and will work with clients until the problem is solved and to help achieve the client’s goals.”–Ellen Condera Dial, Partner, Perkins Coie, LLP Seattle
You have earned an excellent reputation in this city through some high profile transactions. From the beginning of our journey to purchase a property what stood out was the respect you showed us as a relatively small client; an organization ten times our size could not have been treated with more professionalism or expertise. OfficeLease consistently treated us as though we were a very large client with whom you had done many transactions. Your sensitivity to our needs and wishes resulted in a very successful outcome and the acquisition of a property well below its assessed value . Many thanks for making our real estate search such a rewarding process.–John Morse, CEO, Amara Parenting
It is my pleasure to be a reference for OfficeLease who has worked with us over the last few years on office options and has always been knowledgeable about office space and responsive to our needs. I have also referred others to, and know Mr. Suzman through my work as a former Governor of the Washington State Bar Association. Most recently, OfficeLease helped us relocate my firm of Aoki Law, PLLC and did an outstanding job negotiating the best possible lease terms. If you have any questions regarding his organization please do no hesitate to contact me.”–Russell M. Aoki, Aoki Law LLP
I want to thank OfficeLease for helping us secure our new corporate headquarters. We feel we have the perfect space and got the absolute maximum for our money.
Your group repeatedly went beyond the borders of the “deal” to ensure the success of the entire venture, not just the sale. you worked seamlessly with our accountant, space planner, lawyer and various internal departments. You took the lead in keeping communication prompt and efficient during the entire process.
– Nick Staub, President/C.E.O. Romaine Electric Corp
In our search for a new store location, Paul Suzman and Rick Page provided the kind of expertise we needed. They took the time and attention needed to learn about the unique needs of our business and worked hard to show us properties that met those needs. During lease negotiations and the permitting process for improvements, Paul and Rick provided solid advice and referred us to other capable professionals where needed. Their experience gave us considerable confidence during a complex and sometimes challenging relocation process. I would not hesitate to recommend OfficeLease to others.”–Dirk Wassink, President, Second Use Building Materials, Inc.
The Seattle Foundation is very careful about the partners we pick for various projects. OfficeLease was an excellent choice because they have a good solid reputation that has parlayed itself into an exceptional network of contacts. They have automatic entry into every commercial space in the region. Also, they are local, and develop outstanding personal relationships with their clients.”–Phyllis Campbell, formerly President and CEO of the Seattle Foundation (currently Vice Chair JP Morgan Chase PNW Region)