Clients

What our clients have been saying

We are proud to have worked with some of the most innovative corporate,
public and non-profit organizations in the Pacific Northwest.


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

– Howard Schultz, CEO, Starbucks

Starbucks logo | Howard Schultz, Kinzer Client

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

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

Bill & Melinda Gates logo | Julie Humling, Kinzer Client

Kinzer’s strategic approach and in-depth understanding of the life sciences market allowed us to quickly dispose of our excess lab space during a time when there was limited 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

Randy Main, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center - Kinzer Client

When you work with Kinzer on an assignment, you can be assured that you’re going to get the focus of the whole team, who brings ton of experience, attention, creativity, and focus you really need to get an assignment done.”

– Mark Griffin, Real Estate Manager, Port of Seattle

Mark Griffin, Port of Seattle - Kinzer Client

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 region’s children.”

– Dr. Tom Hansen, CEO, Seattle Children’s Hospital

Tom Hansen - Seattle Children's - Kinzer Client

As a real estate attorney and a developer, I’ve worked with Kinzer for more than 15 years. I’m not aware of a more hard-working and effective team in the brokerage space.”

– Rob MacAulay, Principal, Meriwether Partners

Rob MacAulay, Meriwether Partners - Kinzer Client

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 of innovation and the right kind of controlling, we can make it work.”

– Dean Allen, CEO, McKinstry

Dean Allen, McKinstry - Kinzer Client

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, President & CEO, Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce

Maud Daudon, Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce - Kinzer Client

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

Geoff Deane, Intellectual Ventures - Kinzer Client

Kinzer is much more than a brokerage firm that just focuses on transactions. 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 Daggat, Former CEO, Teledesic LLC

Russ Daggat, Teledesic - Kinzer Client

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

Marty Hartman, Mary's Place - Kinzer Client

The Kinzer team is different because they want to understand the client’s needs and their culture. The strategic direction is important, but the culture of the client tells you everything about what they need in terms of real estate.”

– Jan Hendrickson, Former CFO, Sound Transit

Jan Hendrickson, Sound Transit - Kinzer Client

“We love the way business is done in Seattle, the personal style, the level of integrity that seems to pervade this community. I think the Kinzer team represents that. We partner a lot because we think alike. We come to work everyday thinking about the needs of our clients.”

– Scott Wyatt, Partner, NBBJ

Scott Wyatt, NBBJ - Kinzer Client

“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

SEIU 775