2018 – A Year of Growth at Kinzer Partners

In a year of rapid and multi-faceted growth for Seattle, we at Kinzer Partners have focused on how we can better serve the community’s real estate needs. We’re pleased to share that our team is expanding, and with it, our expertise. Stuart Williams joined the firm in October, bringing extensive experience in capital markets transactions. Marcelo Garcés, a multi-disciplined broker and commercial real estate specialist, joined us in early December, and we have plans to add additional brokers and industry experts to our team in 2019.

Kinzer has also hired research and communications professionals to support our brokers and assist with high-quality marketing materials. This growth will allow us to better serve our clients’ changing needs with more experience across service and industry types and an expanded pool of talent that upholds Kinzer’s professionalism, focus, and commitment.

Here’s a brief introduction to Marcelo, Stuart and Mark.

Marcelo Garcés

Contact: 206.442.1541  //  Email

Areas of expertise

Acquisitions, dispositions, and leases of life sciences, data center, medical, office, and flex assets.


Marcelo has more than 18 years’ experience in commercial real estate. Before joining Kinzer, Marcelo was the managing director of the Savills Studley Seattle office, providing strategic brokerage and consulting services. Prior to that, he managed leasing and development for a portfolio of more than 3 million square feet at Sabey Corporation, founded Colliers International’s global data center practice, and was a top producer at Mohr Partners in Seattle.

What made you decide to join Kinzer?

Kinzer has a very consultative approach with clients, which is something I practice and believe in. The firm and team are renowned for a high level of expertise in the full spectrum of real estate-related services – above and beyond standard brokerage.

Favorite NW place:

Whidbey Island

Outside of work, I:

Am a cheerleader at my kids’ games, and design assistant & laborer for wife’s honey-do list.

If I wasn’t doing real estate, I’d be…:

Wondering why I’m not doing real estate.

Media coverage: “Kinzer Partners Brings in Life Science, Medical Sector Expert”Costar News

News release: Marcelo Garcés joins Kinzer

Stuart Williams

Contact: 206.516.3817  //  Email

Areas of expertise:

Debt, equity and joint-venture financing for commercial properties and transactions.


Formerly a managing director with Jones Lang LaSalle, Stuart brings more than 32 years of commercial real estate experience to Kinzer. Through his career, he has been involved in leasing transactions exceeding six million square feet and investment sales valued at over $5 billion.

What made you decide to join Kinzer?

I’ve worked with Craig and Shelley Gill over the years, and I’m excited to do so again as their partner in this remarkable firm. The team is incredibly smart and savvy, contributing to the strong reputation that ultimately made this the right move for me.

Outside of work, I:

Try to work out (I am hooked on my Peloton), golf, play tennis, enjoy life with my wife and friends, travel and enjoy good food and wine. I also have several bucket list items, including going to a game at every NFL stadium, see the four majors in tennis, go to Augusta for the Masters and visit 50 countries. I also believe in giving back to the community and just joined the Wellspring board.

Five things in my fridge at all times:

Six pack of IPA, mint chocolate chip ice cream, sparkling water, blackberries and cold pizza.

Drink of choice:

Don Julio 1942 neat with one large ice cube.

Media coverage:Kinzer Partners hires power broker Stuart Williams” – Puget Sound Business Journal

News Release: “Kinzer Partners welcomes Stuart Williams to the team”

Mark Stayton

Contact: 206.607.8236  //  Email

Areas of expertise:

Property, economic and demographic research, communications, design, business development, event production.


Before he worked at Kinzer, Mark was the communications & research manager at the Economic Development Council of Seattle & King County (now the Greater Seattle Partners). There he handled requests for information, worked with clients to find real estate, and managed communications. Prior to that, Mark led policy working groups and communications for the Pacific NorthWest Economic Region. Mark started his career in journalism, covering business and agriculture at the Skagit Valley Herald.

What made you decide to join Kinzer?

Throughout my career I’ve been fascinated by economic growth – what are the deciding factors that allow employers to open up a new shop or hire more workers. Smart real estate decisions are essential, and Kinzer’s consultative approach can really help position clients for long-term success. I’m excited to be a part of these conversations and solutions.

Favorite Movie:

Bullitt with Steve McQueen.

Theme song:

Holy Diver by Dio.

Must-have office snack:

Red Vines.

We hope you’ll join us in welcoming Stuart, Marcelo, and Mark to the Kinzer team. We’re eager to support the Seattle real estate community with their expert contributions as we grow, and look forward to sharing more insights from them in 2019.