Paul Suzman

Phone: 206.624.0000

Paul Suzman established OfficeLease in 1981 as the first commercial tenant/buyer representation firm on the West Coast and he brings decades of experience and proven results to this arena. Paul and his team work collaboratively with clients to provide the needed expertise, and guidance to help them make well informed real estate decisions that further their business objectives. Paul enjoys learning about other people’s businesses and has earned a stellar reputation among, and the trust of, many of the Pacific Northwest region’s finest companies. Savvy negotiating skills, a solid working knowledge of the Puget Sound commercial real estate market, combined with the integrity, directness and his thoughtful counsel has helped build the company’s strong reputation.



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There is no magic sauce. We achieve results for our clients by combining thoughtful research and analysis with creativity and persuasive, persistent, principled negotiation.”


Paul attended Hilton College and the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa and immigrated to Seattle in 1979. He has served on the boards of several local companies and non-profit organizations including University of Washington Presidents’ Club, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Pacific Science Center and Henry Art Gallery. He was a founding member and chaired the advisory committee of Washington Technology Industry Association, is past chair of Community Development Round Table, and is active in Seattle Rotary Club.. He is a founding board member of, and is on the advisory board of UW’s Adult Autism Center. Paul is a member of Seattle Tennis Club and is an avid cyclist. He has served as faculty for numerous real estate seminars including the Law Seminars International’s Advanced Commercial Real Estate Leases Conference and has authored many articles on the subject of lease negotiations.

Clients have included companies such as:

  • Cray
  • Laird Norton Wealth Management
  • Nordstrom
  • Bright Horizons Family Solutions
  • Magic Leap
  • Pierce County Medical Blue Shield
  • Eastside Preparatory School
  • Russell Investments
  • Pacific Markets International
  • PhenoPath
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • The Seattle Foundation
  • Mithun
  • Hornall Anderson Design Works
  • Zymogenetics, and many others.



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