Testimonials

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When it became clear that we needed to relocate to a more convenient, centrally-located office with good client access, we needed someone to walk us through the process. OfficeLease did a very thorough job representing our interests throughout the relocation process.  From the time we first hired them, through the negotiations, and until we were settled in our new space they were proactive and available to us at all times.  We could not have done it without them and would not hesitate to recommend them to any firm requiring the services of a tenant’s representative.”

 
–Ryan Y. Rehberg, Attorney at Law, Rehberg Law Group, P.S.

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Your thought-provoking questions during our search for space helped us establish a design program which captured the essence of our firm culture.  Your ability to understand our nature provided us with an outside voice of reason in whom we could trust.  Your focused, direct support of our position during lease negotiations minimized our long term financial exposure.  In short, you provided a type and quality of service which is more than a cut above the typical “full service” real estate broker.  We are eager to share our enthusiasm for your part in it with others.  I hope you will call on us.  Thank you for all that you have done.  It has been a most rewarding experience for us.”

–Thom Emrich, Mithun AIA

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I developed a great rapport with both Paul and Larry.  They spent a lot of time listening to the docs, the staff, and the managers, in the lab and in the office, to understand what we all needed.  They also helped us define more clearly what our needs and objectives were — we wanted to make sure we wouldn’t have to move again for many years.  They did a great job negotiating the lease and in communicating our needs to our landlord.  They went a lot further than a typical broker would go to make sure we were happy.  I can’t recommend them highly enough.”

–Margaret Griffiths, former Director of Finance PhenoPath Seattle

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Paul Suzman and Larry Pflughoeft from OfficeLease were our strategic partners in helping Child Care Resources secure a great financial outcome in our lease negations. OfficeLease helped us, as a growing not-for-profit, reduce our occupancy expenses which resulted in more resources for our mission program work. I highly recommend OfficeLease.  They are the best in the industry and CCR has benefited from our relationship for over ten years.

 
–Kathryn Flores, MBA, Chief Administrative Officer Child Care Resources

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Paul, we all know it would not have been possible without you.  Your vision, persistence, diplomacy, and negotiating savvy is unbelievable.  Know it has set a high bar for us all to make this special place all it can be for Seattle, the region, and the world.  Thanks for making it happen.  Congrats and appreciation from your BGI at Pinchot family.”

–John Gardner, Former Dean, Bainbridge Graduate Institute (on lease signing)

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As attorneys, we were looking for a real estate consultant with undivided loyalties, the experience and skill to distill complex lease proposals into simple and comparable form and the ability to negotiate fairly and intelligently on our behalf.  We chose to work with OfficeLease for these reasons and can highly recommend their services.”

–John Ebel, of Counsel, McNaul, Ebel, Nawrot & Helgren

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The Russell Company had the privilege of working closely with OfficeLease to address our dynamic office space needs in the Tacoma and Seattle markets.  During this period OfficeLease assisted us in the purchase of two properties, and in locating and leasing four other properties.  OfficeLease worked seamlessly with our in-house facilities staff and with inside and outside legal counsel to bring all our transactions to closure without delay or needless expense.  We highly recommend OfficeLease as tenant representative for any firms needing to make good facility decisions in the Puget Sound region.”

 

–Karl Ege, Former General Counsel, Russell Investments – Partner; Perkins Coie

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OfficeLease has deep experience in the Seattle market — they know every building in town.  Through their network of contacts, they’ve also made useful introductions that have helped us from a business building perspective.  Paul is smart, cultured, understands the business world well, and always keeps his clients’ interests at heart.”

–Chris Hedrick, Former President and CEO, Intrepid Learning Solutions Seattle

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We ran an advertising agency with a direct marketing focus.  We worked with companies like Royal Caribbean Cruise Line out of Miami, US Bank, Ford Motor Co.  When we first started talking about our need for space it became clear the OfficeLease was different from the other folks; everybody else had an agenda; and something they wanted to sell.  Paul asked the right kind of questions which proved invaluable.  They advised against over-committing ourselves and gave us a plan that stair stepped us into our needs.  We followed that plan and it has proven enormously successful for us.”

–Ron Christiansen, Advertising Executive

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Your grasp of our company, its business planning related to space needs, and our group dynamics was comprehensive.  You were clearly knowledgeable about the Eastside marketplace and the various developers and brokers with whom we dealt, and I always appreciated the manner in which you presented the facts.  Your financial comparisons of various alternatives was most helpful.  It was clearly to Parametrix’ advantage to be represented by a firm such as OfficeLease which had no affiliation with any developers or building owners.  You were truly objective in your approach . . . “

–Tom Schadt, Former Partner, Parametrix, Inc

Quote mark-green-03 OfficeLease provided outstanding advice, direction and market analysis for our real estate decision-making process at Russell.  Their business insight goes beyond real estate analysis and we can always count on them to brighten the day with balanced and humorous approach to problems and issues.  Their counsel is refreshing, thoughtful and much appreciated.”

–Teri Sato, Formerly Director of Facilities, Frank Russell Company, currently Facilities Services Manager, Gates Foundation