Paul Suzman

Paul Suzman

Paul Suzman

Biography

Paul Suzman founded OfficeLease in 1981; the first commercial tenant/buyer representation firm in the Pacific Northwest and brings decades of experience and proven results to this arena. He and his team work collaboratively with clients to provide counsel, expertise, and guidance to help them make well informed real estate decisions to 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, solid working knowledge of the Puget Sound commercial real estate market, and the integrity, directness and thoughtfulness of his counsel has helped build the company’s strong reputation through the years. 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 the Washington Technology Alliance, is immediate past chair of Community Development Round Table, and is active in Seattle Rotary Club.. He is a founding board member of VillageReach, and is on the advisory board of UW's 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: Nordstrom, Federal Home Loan Bank, Bright Horizons Family Solutions, 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.

Overview
Career Highlights

OfficeLease

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316

Primary Location

Seattle, WA, United States

Number of Boards

6

Interests

Cycling

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Former Global Integration Partner, K&L Gates at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

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Chief Executive Officer at GAVI Alliance (United States)

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Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Capria Ventures LLC

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Former Co-Head-Global Development Initiative at Google, Inc.

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Managing Director at FSG, Inc.

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Lifetime Member, Board of Directors at Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Inc.

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Board Member at VillageReach

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Co-Founder at Madrona Venture Group LLC

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President at University of Washington

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Founder at Technology Alliance

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The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, is a multi-campus South African public research university situated in the northern areas of central Johannesburg. It is more commonly known as Wits University. The university has its roots in the mining industry, as do Johannesburg and the Witwatersrand in general. Founded in 1896 as the South African School of Mines in Kimberley, it is the third oldest South African university in continuous operation, after the University of Cape Town and Stellenbosch University.

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Member
Current

Seattle Tennis Club operates as a tennis club. It offers tournaments and banquet. The company is headquartered in Seattle, WA.

Member
Current

Of thousands of Rotary clubs in the world today, Seattle was number four, and we’ve been growing ever since. It’s a legacy that our nearly 700 business and community leaders take seriously, gathering weekly to manifest the Rotarian ideals of friendship, fellowship, and service. As the world’s largest Rotary club, we can and do make big things happen--and you can help us achieve even more.

Founding Member
Prior

Technology Alliance supports and promotes technology-based businesses and research institutions. It organizes programs, events, data analysis, and policy activities for education, research, and entrepreneurship technology advancement. The company was founded by William H. Gates Sr. in 1996 and is headquartered in Seattle, WA.

Career History
Founder
1981 - Current

OfficeLease, incorporated in Seattle in 1981, works with and for business owners and officers facing corporate real estate decisions as well as real estate investors. OfficeLease represents the tenants’/buyers’ interests (not those of landlords and building owners). Clients range from lab users, non-profits, medical groups, architects and law firms to a 7th generation family wealth management firm and a rocket manufacturer.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$700 - $1,499
2014

LEADS EFFORTS TO PROMOTE EQUITY FOR CHILDREN, COMMUNITY STABILITY, AND SCHOOL READINESS.

$5,000 - $10K
2012

LEADS EFFORTS TO PROMOTE EQUITY FOR CHILDREN, COMMUNITY STABILITY, AND SCHOOL READINESS.

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2010

Pacific Science Center inspires a lifelong interest in science, math and technology by engaging diverse communities through interactive and innovative exhibits and programs.

Political Donations
$250
2013

Representative from Washington's 1st Congressional District

$250
2013

Former Staffer at Washington State Senate

$1,000
2012

Former President of United States

Other Affiliations

Paul Suzman is affiliated with OfficeLease

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