This week, our founding partner Craig was named to The Business Journals’ Top 100 Influencers in Commercial Real Estate list. This national list, curated and published by The Business Journals group (including the Puget Sound Business Journal), highlights 100 executives around the country making meaningful contributions to commercial real estate. As one of three local commercial real estate changemakers featured in this list, Craig is honored to be included–please join us in congratulating him and all the recipients of this award!

Experts on Corporate Headquarters Around the Sound

In the 25 years since Kinzer Partners was founded, our firm has carved a unique niche for itself in Seattle and the greater Puget Sound region. While our projects range in scale and scope–and always have–Craig has established Kinzer Partners as an authority on sourcing corporate headquarters. As noted in the Influencers List, we’ve coordinated deals to establish new headquarter sites for some of Seattle’s most notable names: Starbucks Corporate, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Russell Investments, among many others.

But the firm’s reach doesn’t stop there. Even companies that don’t have immediate plans to relocate seek us out for strategy and consulting that’s tailored to their needs and powered by our insights on the local commercial real estate landscape. Kinzer Partners has a diverse roster of talented brokers with expertise in industries that are critical to Seattle’s growth: life sciences, non-profit, hospitality, and technology among them. This range of specialties allows us to serve companies looking to expand locally, adapt to changing demographics, acquire/dispose of assets, or establish new sites in neighboring regions via satellite campuses, which are proving crucial to attracting and retaining talent in a competitive market.

Diverse Specialties Keep Kinzer on the Front Lines of Seattle Commercial Real Estate

The Kinzer team have assisted long-term clients like Seattle Children’s Hospital for all their real estate needs for more than 12 years. We have also helped companies like PitchBook expand their Seattle hub ten-fold over the last three years and grow by 800% in a new Manhattan location. The Kinzer team’s success at finding tech giant F5 their new home in the high-rise F5 Tower in downtown introduces them to a new neighborhood with immeasurable amenities. In addition to these deals, in 2018 we saw numerous tech transactions of smaller scale that may not have made major headlines, but will nevertheless continue to shape local industry.

A sought-after commentator on commercial real estate and business trends, Craig also has a knack for building strong teams that are dialed in to the community. In the last several months, Kinzer Partners grew by six new team members—Stuart Williams, Marcelo Garcés, Jena Thornton, Mark Stayton, Nicole Pettigrew, and Elizabeth Schalka—providing new perspectives on capital markets, communications and analysis to the team. Our brokers are considered “ones to watch” in Seattle: among them, Kelly Sigl was nominated for The Registry’s “Rising Rockstar” award, and Adam Brenneman has been nominated for the Puget Sound Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” list. We’re pleased to have a team that’s so attuned to our clients’ needs and grateful that those clients continue to collaborate with Kinzer for their (sometimes rapidly) changing real estate needs.

As for Craig? He’s looking forward to a front-row seat to the strategic growth and longevity of our evolving city.

“The Puget Sound area continues to morph over time. I’m lucky enough to have been part of the change for over a quarter of a century. What does that say about me? That I’m old, yes, but also that I’m invested in this region and look forward to seeing how the skyline changes over the next 25 years.”