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The 2013 BISNOW POWER 60

the 2013 BISNOW POWER 60

This list is about 60 remarkable peoplemaking the Seattle commercial real estate world shine so brightly these days. It's about individuals, not firms. About perception of influence, not just dollars or square feet. A snapshotof today, not lifetime achievement. Yes, its totally subjective and unscientific, but we hope therefore provocative and fun. Oh, and if you disagree with the results, theres always next year. Here's the first of six issues:

51. Maggie Walker, Co-Chair, Waterfront Seattle.

image001Will anything transform the look and feel of the city as much as being able to see the water and mountains again? Together with former mayor Charley Royer,this volunteer extraordinaire has been helping gather huge citizen support and funding over several years to replace the Viaduct with dramatic public spaces to reconnect the city with its origins and take it boldly into the future. 2020 here we come.

52. Bart Brynestad, SVP, Panattoni.


For eight years prior to 2009 he did 64 buildings and 7M SF, then nothing during the recession, but now symbolizes how the industrial market has returned. Suddenly he has projects in Snoqualmie, Everett, Auburn, Sumner, South Seattle, and Kent Valley. With the ups and downs he's seen and conquered, no wonder he can look so relaxed.

53. Bryce Phillips, Founder, Evo.


The ski gear and fashion product mogul has now also shown his skill at doing hip urban renovations like the Kolstrand building in Ballard and a skate park at the Fremont Collective under his retail store Evo on Stoneway, plus The Pass Life community at Snoqualmie. He seems to go as fast uphill in business as he does downhill on snow.

54.Patricia Loveall, SVP,andMatt Wood, SVP, Kidder Mathews.


With a combined 50 years experience, and the backing of the largest independent brokerage in the NW, these veteran industrial brokers rep locals like Paccar and Univar on their outbound searches; giants like DHL, Cort, and Home Depot looking to locate here; and intraregional re-locations like for Eddie Bauer.

55.Bradley Karvasek,VP, Equity Residential.


Running the Pacific NW region for one of the biggest names in multifamily, he's as active and adept professionally as recreationally, overseeing entitlement, permitting, and building design for 380 units under construction and another 1,400 in planning, and sourcing and acquisition of new properties.

56.Gary Carpenter, EVP, and Michael McKee, CEO, Bentall Kennedy.


These Seattle-based capital guys may be more active now in California managing CalPERS money, but here they remain a behind-the-scenes financial force involved in Via6, the Summit, and other office and multifamily projects. (As for the picture above, if we claim theyre behind the scenes, how can we show you their faces?)

57.Kelly Mann (pictured), Executive Director, ULI Northwest; Kate Joncas, President, Downtown Seattle Association.


One is a rising regional and national ULI star who's led the Northwest chapter as a force for smart growth and next generation leadership. The other is an upstate New York native who wanted to be an archaeologist but as an adult decided to deal with living civilizations and has successfully poured her passion into revitalizing downtowns.

58.Joe McWilliams, Managing Director, and Tay Yoshitani (pictured), CEO, Port of Seattle.


Forward thinkers seeking first-ever development of 350 unrestricted acres out of their 4,000: plans for distribution and cargo facilities on 90 acres near the airport, to be followed by 25 and 75 acre opportunities at the seaport for light industrial and flex.

59. Matt McGregor, SVP, andBill Condon, Managing Director,Colliers.


Are these the next gen industrial leaders? A marathoner and a triathloner who are a triple threat in tenant rep, leasing, and land, finding large swaths for clients in Sumner, Kent, and Renton, and currently listing 7M feet for the likes of LaSalle, ProLogis, Pannatoni, LBA, and Clarion.

60.Maria Barrientos, Founder, Barrientos.


For 25 years, shes been a visionary developer of small but influential urban multifamily, typically 20 to 200 units, active most recently in Capitol Hill, Queen Anne, and Eastlake, and known for working closely with neighbors and caring about attractive designs and pedestrian experience.

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