Testimonials

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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. 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 – Senior Counsel; 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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As an advertising agency we worked with companies like Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, 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 which proved enormously successful for us.”

– Ron Christiansen, former 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. 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 Managing Partner, Parametrix, Inc

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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 could always count on them to brighten the day with balanced and humorous approach to problems and issues. Their counsel was refreshing, thoughtful and much appreciated.”

– Teri Sato, Formerly Director of Facilities, Frank Russell Company. (Currently Global Real Estate Alaska Airlines)

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I used the principals of OfficeLease on several occasions. In addition to being totally above board and straightforward to deal with, they have always demonstrated up-to-date knowledge about the real estate leasing market. Since OfficeLease works as tenant representatives, they don’t have the split loyalties of many other leasing agents. They are resourceful and innovative, and their years of experience help put deals together in a workable, efficient, thoughtful way.”

– Jay Hadley, former partner Ryan Swanson

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What we found at OfficeLease was a real professionalism and integrity. We felt assured that we were their client when looking for space and negotiating a lease. They were always available to us when we needed them and understand a business that we don’t. It was very evident that they were looking out for our best interests.”

– Al Starr, former Executive Director, Private Industry Council

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I have worked with many brokers, consultants and other real estate professionals and can honestly say that there are none in whom I have more confidence than the principals of OfficeLease. They consistently bring value to our mutual clients with their unique blend of experience, intelligence, integrity and common sense. OfficeLease’s approach to real estate problems is both thorough and creative.”

– Tom Barkewitz, Alston, Courtnage & Bassetti

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When it came time to seek new space, it was my request that once again we hire Mr. Suzman at OfficeLease to help with the dynamic problem of relocating. We couldn’t have done it without him. We would use him again in a moment and if anyone were to ask it would be our pleasure to give him the most glowing referral.”

– Gil Powers, former Senior Vice President, UBS

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We recruited Paul Suzman of OfficeLease regarding the leasing or purchasing of office space in Seattle and he was of immeasurable value to our committee at the Washington State Bar Association. He has a very clear understanding of the complexities of the Seattle Real Estate market, knows the political climate, and is familiar with most building owners. His expertise and advice have been invaluable. I would recommend him for this type of assignment without reservation.”

– S. Brooke Taylor, Attorney

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The Seattle Foundation is very careful about the partners we pick for various projects. OfficeLease was an excellent choice because they have a 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)