Clients

We help our clients get places so they can go places.

We feel privileged to have worked with some of the most successful corporate, public and non-profit organizations in the Pacific Northwest. Take a look at what many of our clients have to say.

Dean Allen - McKinstry

“The Kinzer Team doesn’t think anything is impossible. They like to challenge themselves and think of things that people don’t think of, solutions that seem like they would be impossible but with the right type if innovation and the right kind of controlling, we can make it work.”

Dean Allen, CEO, McKinstry

“I’m not aware of any broker or real estate team that works harder or more effectively for its clients.”

Rob MacAulay, Former Principal, Meriwether Partners

“There is a world of difference between most brokers who talk a good game, and Kinzer Partners, who really performs more than promised; achieving extraordinary results.”

Bill Block, Attorney, Mad Boar Investments, LLC

“I have the utmost trust that Kinzer has our best interest in mind at all times.”

Jay Phillips, Senior Director Real Estate & Facilities, F5 Networks

Russ Daggat - Teledesic LLC

“When Kinzer is involved in a deal, they study your industry and then figure out the best real estate solution for your business—now and in the future. That’s true added value.”

Russ Daggatt, Former CEO, Teledesic LLC

“They were responsive, knowledgeable, creative, and great at problem solving. I have and will continue to recommend Kinzer Partners.”

Dr. Werner Koepf, Senior Vice President-Engineering, Conversica

“Kinzer’s community-oriented approach to real estate was as critical to F5 as their market expertise. Their counsel helped F5 relocate its headquarters to an office that reflects the best of our employees, our business and our city of Seattle.”

François Locoh-Donou, President & CEO, F5 Networks

“We enjoy partnering with Kinzer because they have a highly professional team that has the expertise to successfully navigate complex requirements. Kinzer differentiates itself by providing solutions and opportunities for their clients, not just a transaction.”

Douglas O. Howe, President, Touchstone Corporation

Mary Hartman - Marys Place

“To us, the Kinzer team is just love. They were the family that you needed to rely on when you didn’t have shelter on your own. They may be in the business of finding business owners a place to work and operate, but to us, they were the gift to thousands of families.”

Marty Hartman, Director, Mary’s Place

“The Kinzer team knows the real estate market inside and out. Not only did Kinzer fully comprehend our perspective as a high-tech tenant, but they also understood the landlord’s limits. Kinzer Partners is a solid group of professionals who have earned my respect, my trust, and my business.”

Rune Carlson, Former Controller, Fidesic Corporation

“I am so uniformly impressed with Kinzer’s understanding of—and sensitivity to—the unique needs of public entities, as well as their effectiveness in achieving our stated goals. The firm is staffed with highly competent professionals, making each a pleasure to work with.”

Robert Hoon, Real Estate Officer, Washington State University

“The Kinzer team was very innovative, resulting in a creative win-win situation for everyone involved. Kinzer developed a great partnership with our organization – their knowledge of the market was invaluable and their approach was highly effective in supporting our mission.”

Honorable Norm Rice, Former President and CEO, Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle

Maud Daudon - Seattle Chamber of Commerce

“I think that they are really unique in the market in their ability to move from public to private sector. They have great relationships and can make both complex and small projects happen.”

Maud Daudon, Former President & CEO, Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce

“Working with the public sector–dealing with elected officials and community input–is quite different than working in the private sector. Kinzer has a successful track record in both, and very few do. Kinzer has a strong commitment to the community, which also sets them apart.”

Anne Levinson, Former Deputy Mayor, City of Seattle

“In helping to create Safeco Field, Kinzer conducted a masterful program of acquisition and relocation that achieved a win-win in nearly every case. Prices were fair; human concerns were addressed and the relocated businesses and non-profits are thriving today.”

Bob Wallore, Board Member, Safeco Field Public Facilities District

“The Kinzer team has consistently exceeded our goals and expectations throughout all phases of the real estate process, including strategy development, creating market leverage, negotiating aggressively on our behalf and delivering comprehensive qualitative and quantitative analysis. I have the utmost trust that Kinzer has our best interest in mind at all times.”

Dave Musselwhite, VP Finance and Administration, Princess Cruises

Jan Hendrickson - Sound Transit

“Kinzer never failed to exceed our expectations.”

Jan Hendrickson, Former CFO, Sound Transit

“As a landlord, I sat across the table from Kinzer during tough negotiations. I was consistently impressed with Kinzer’s ability to take on very complex transactions, and come up with creative solutions that worked for all parties.”

Frank Stagen, Former CEO, Nitze-Stagen & Company, Inc.

“The Kinzer team was remarkable in their commitment to finding us the right location, under the right circumstances. We couldn’t be happier.”

David Rolf, President, SEIU 775

“Kinzer has the ability to tackle unique projects that require additional services, such as working with government agencies, navigating land use challenges, and creating strategies related to our competition. Kinzer knows how to identify meaningful financial metrics for our company and structure a deal to obtain the maximum value.”

Jay Phillips, Former Director Corporate Facilities, Starbucks Corporation

Tom Hansen - Seattle Childrens

“Children’s and Kinzer both believe that what we do starts with people. Their work for Children’s isn’t just about finding us property; Kinzer’s knowledge of how we work and how we want to grow supports our ability to offer the best care for our regions’s children.”

Dr. Tom Hansen, CEO (Retired), Seattle Children’s Hospital

“Kinzer is an extraordinarily effective group. Their integrity, intelligence and respectful approach to people from all sectors of the community make them the kind of professionals you’re proud to have representing you.”

Bob Watt, Former CEO, Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce

“The job they perform and the results they produce are phenomenal. Kinzer is simply the best at what they do.”

Julie Humling, Site Operations Manager, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

“I see Kinzer Partners as higher-end expertise with the ability to go broad or deep.”

Darren Toshi, Former Facilities Manager, Adobe Technologies

“The Kinzer team’s reputation for excellence is well-deserved; their intelligence, experience and commitment to quality are apparent to all who work with them.”

Kathy Brown, Director, Facilities Management Division, King County

“Kinzer Partners are the best of corporate citizens; caring, responsive and forward leaning in their views regarding not only the construction but the maintenance and growth of the foundation for our community. Kinzer is, of course, well known for their work in placing the finest of our corporate citizens into new space. What is less known is their overarching commitment to our community, Kinzer is considered a leader and not a follower.”

Dan Dixon, Chief Community Engagement Officer, Providence Health Services

“Kinzer’s wise counsel and negotiating savvy earned our eternal gratitude.”

Steve Leahy, Former President, Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce

“Our selected site was being strongly pursued by multiple groups, and it was a sublease which requires a more complex negotiation process. Kinzer Partners did a splendid job in shepherding the project along, especially with three parties involved. With Kinzer’s help, we received below market rates, and additional signage and renewal option rights from the landlord.”

Randy Lee, CFO, PCC Natural Markets

Randy Main - Fred Hutch

“Kinzer’s strategic approach and in-depth understanding of the market allowed us to quickly dispose of our excess space during a time when there was very little demand. We are very pleased with the results and look forward to working with Kinzer on future engagements.”

Randy Main, Vice President & CFO, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

“Kinzer provided an excellent perspective and worked with us side by side like partners to solve our real estate challenges.”

Dan Levitan, Managing Partner, Maveron, LLC

“In my opinion, Kinzer is the most trusted name in Seattle real estate.”

Richard Lancaster, Founder, CobWeb

“The Kinzer team delivers real estate solutions that match our innovative spirit. I was impressed with their ability to stay nimble, truly adapting to our fiercely data-driven culture and decision-making process.”

Geoff Deane, VP of Engineering, Intellectual Ventures Laboratory

“The Kinzer team continues to exceed my expectations, especially when it comes to getting results on complex, challenging projects involving many stakeholders. Kinzer’s credibility with all the decision-makers allows everyone to reach consensus and set for the best possible outcome.”

Honorable Greg Nickels, Former Mayor, City of Seattle

“Since Kinzer organized the acquisition of a one-million-square-foot Class-A high-rise office building at fifty-cents on the dollar for the City of Seattle, I knew the they could serve the foundation by successfully working through a complex public process with many different stakeholders…and I was right.”

Martha Choe, Former CAO Gates Foundation

“Kinzer always has their client’s best interests at heart. You can really trust them to always provide the best possible results, whether they execute to a solution, create an opportunity, or usually both.”

Paul Berger, Former Director, Hospital Central Services Association

“When you work with Kinzer on an assignment, you can be assured that you’re going to get the focus of the whole team.”

Mark Griffin, Former Real Estate Manager, Port of Seattle

“Kelley and Adam at Kinzer Partners did an outstanding job on every level, and the results speak for themselves; we found an office that we are happy with.”

Raman Narayanan, Vice President, Grab Technologies

“The Kinzer team led us through a complex process to help ensure that our headquarters decision was in line with our business vision. Their strategic guidance and ability to manage the project through an evolving real estate market, multiple jurisdictions, were critical to reaching our optimal solution; they always exceeded our expectations.”

Andrew Doman, Former CEO, Russell Investments

“We were really impressed with Kinzer’s ability to take our vision and bring it to life.”

John Gabbert, CEO & Founder, PitchBook Data, Inc.

“Quite simply, Kinzer redefines professionalism in the real estate industry.”

Scott Wyatt, Partner/Chairman, NBBJ

“Our corporate office had been at the same location for over 25 years, and a move was a daunting prospect. Kinzer Partners not only guided us through a complicated process, they did great work on our behalf – they made it easy and even fun!”

Cate Hardy, CEO, PCC Natural Market

“Kinzer was an invaluable partner throughout our project. Everything they did demonstrated their commitment.”

Mike Stevens, Washington Program Director, The Nature Conservancy

“Most real estate people are transaction-driven. Kinzer is relationship-driven. In this environment, when you meet someone who’s interested in the relationship as much as the transaction, that’s a rarity, an anomaly. It gets your attention.”

Howard Schultz, Former CEO, Starbucks

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