– Anoop Gupta, CEO Seekout
Paul Suzman was super helpful to us in navigating the hard tasks of finding, selecting and negotiating our office space deal and the numerous intricacies throughout the whole process. For companies who need savvy, educated real estate counsel with deep experience in lease negotiation aimed at serving the best interests of the user and not the building owner or its leasing agent, I believe OfficeLease could be an incredible resource to them.”
– Lisa Greenwald, Chief Executive Officer at Kindering
Paul has been a wealth of knowledge about the real estate market both before and through the pandemic. He has been incredibly responsive and understands the nuances of lease negotiations while strengthening relationships. His counsel has been most valuable to Kindering, and I’m happy to provide a personal recommendation for his services.”
– Rachel Sottile, President & CEO, Center for Children and Youth Justice
Paul has been working with our growing non-profit organization since its inception. He brings a keen strategy and impeccable reputation to everything he does – We solidified a 10 year lease in 2019, and our new space is amazing! During COVID, Paul has been a great advisor as we navigate uncertainty. I highly recommend him and am delighted to have such a great partnership with one of the best in the business!”
– Tony Gentile, Senior Vice President, Real Estate Development, Bright Horizons
For over 25 years Paul Suzman and OfficeLease has been Bright Horizons’ partner and trusted tenant representative. We pride ourselves on being the country’s best-in-class corporate childcare provider; a credit tenant and amenity which adds value both to buildings and their neighborhoods. Paul’s persistence and creativity in identifying suitable partners and locations across the West Coast is central to our ongoing expansion. His approach reflects exactly how I conduct Bright Horizons’ real estate negotiations, with transparency, candor and good humor. I highly recommend his services to any company seeking space.”
– Martha Bejar – Red Bison Advisory Group, LLC., and Corporate Director
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 practical, realistic solutions to our problem. They earned our trust and I would not hesitate to recommend OfficeLease’s services.
– Teri Macaluso, Head of Eastside Preparatory School
Paul Suzman was the person most instrumental in helping Eastside Preparatory School locate its facility. He’s a terrific guy to work with and endlessly patient. He (and OfficeLease) would be a tremendous asset to any school who might be exploring alternative facilities.”
– Michael C. Piraino, former Vice President Administration and General Counsel – CRAY/Hewlett Packard
I would highly recommend Paul Suzman and OfficeLease to any tenant with real estate needs. Paul has a deep knowledge of facilities planning, the market and the players (and of the art of deal making) and leveraged that expertise to help us determine how best to support Cray’s significant growth and execute on our facilities plans. I wanted partners, not just service providers and we looked to OfficeLease more as a trusted advisor and resource, than as a transaction-driven broker.
– Jake McKinstry, LEED® AP, Principal – Spectrum Development Solutions
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. OfficeLease was terrific in helping us not only better understand the office 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.
– Arthur Furukawa, Principal: SABArchitects
I have worked with Paul Suzman and OfficeLease for close to 20 years. Our relationship has been forged, working in tandem, as broker and architect, on over 30 projects for a shared early-education client. I’ve found him to be one of the most professional and personable people in real estate. When our firm SABArchitects needed to expand, Paul identified numerous options that appealed to us (architects are very particular!) We quickly narrowed in on our favorite space and he made it easy for us by doing all the heavy lease negotiations, bringing the transaction quickly to closure. My partners and I cannot recommend Paul highly enough.”
– Tony Mestres, President & CEO, The Seattle Foundation
Paul Suzman and his team at OfficeLease were instrumental partners to Seattle Foundation when it chose to relocate, expand and reimagine its headquarters. They focused deeply on understanding our financial, facility, productivity and cultural goals and then stewarded a highly effective process in collaboration with the other partners involved to manifest that vision on time and on budget. I recommend OfficeLease highly.”
– Jack Anderson, Chairman, SidLee (formerly Hornall Anderson Design Works)
You’ve been involved as a valuable and trusted partner with HADW in every space decision we’ve made since 1984 and you have seen us through almost a dozen moves, expansions, and renegotiations. We would recommend your services without hesitation to any company who might be seeking knowledgeable real estate representation in the Greater Seattle area. OfficeLease has been a great team-mate and I’d be happy to provide references to anyone who might be considering its services. I know they would be delighted with the relationship.”