Seattle, WA

CBRE Welcomes Four New Office Brokers in Seattle and Bellevue

12 Tenured Producers Have Joined the Firm’s Washington Offices in the Past Year

18 Jan 2022

CBRE announced today that four of the Puget Sound region’s leading office specialists have joined the firm’s Seattle and Bellevue offices. Tony Ford and Bill Cooper join CBRE as Senior Vice Presidents, Joe Riley joins as a First Vice President and Taylor Olson joins as a Senior Associate.

“To attract brokers of this caliber to our occupier group is a true testament to CBRE’s reach and resources. We continue to foster a culture where the best and brightest can collaborate to create a competitive advantage for our clients,” said John R. Miller, senior managing director of the Pacific Northwest, CBRE.

All four brokers join CBRE from Colliers.

Based in Seattle, Tony Ford specializes in real estate advisory for office tenants, primarily among tech and professional services firms. Mr. Ford has been recognized as a top producing office broker in the Seattle market for over 10 years, executing more than 3 million sq. ft. in leasing assignments over his two-decade career. While much of his work focuses on downtown Seattle, Mr. Ford also supports clients with their office needs regionally and internationally.

Based in Bellevue, Bill Cooper specializes in office tenant representation with more than 20 years of experience. His focus is the greater Puget Sound/Eastside market combined with multi-market work globally for his clients. Mr. Cooper was most recently a member of the Global Colliers Occupier Services Group, ranking among the firm’s top 10 percent of producers. Over his career, he has closed more than 4 million sq. ft. of deals with a transaction value of over $1 billion. His clients range from the Fortune 100 to start-ups and span multiple industries, including technology, gaming, media, biotech and professional services, among others. Mr. Cooper is a Certified Green Broker, a designation awarded by the Commercial Brokers Association (CBA) and the U.S. Green Building Council. He is an active member of CBA, WSCAR, and NAIOP.

Also based in Seattle, Joe Riley has spent the entirety of his decade-long brokerage career representing and advising office tenants. His clients range from local startups to national and global venture-backed growth companies. Mr. Riley has completed more than 2 million sq. ft. in leasing volume over his career thus far. Before entering commercial real estate, Mr. Riley played and coached basketball at the college level and in Europe. He is a member of CBA and is actively involved in Seattle's startup community.

Also based in Bellevue, Taylor Olson has spent the last nine years focused on office tenant representation across the Puget Sound region, executing over 180 transactions encompassing 5 million sq. ft. in the past two years alone. Mr. Olson specializes in the tech sector, working frequently with startups looking to scale their operations for growth. He is actively involved in the Bellevue Chamber and a regular volunteer with Special Olympics Washington.

The four recruits are the latest in a series of regional hires at CBRE. In total, CBRE has added 12 tenured producers from competitive firms to its Washington offices in the past year, spanning specialties in office, multifamily and retail, among others. CBRE is the largest commercial real estate brokerage firm in the Puget Sound region by number of licensed professionals.

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CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBRE), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Dallas, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2021 revenue). The company has more than 105,000 employees (excluding Turner & Townsend employees) serving clients in more than 100 countries. CBRE serves a diverse range of clients with an integrated suite of services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com.