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Brett Hartzell

Brett Hartzell

Executive Vice President

Capital Markets

Institutional Properties

Brett Hartzell Executive Vice President
Capital Markets Institutional Properties
Seattle 1420 5th Avenue
Suite 1700
Seattle, WA 98101

Professional Background

Brett Hartzell is an Executive Vice President within CBRE’s National Partners Group. As a 37-year veteran of the commercial real estate industry, Mr. Hartzell possesses the expertise, insight, and commitment to fully evaluate and understand his clients’ real estate needs and deliver exceptional outcomes.

Since starting in the industry in 1983, Mr. Hartzell has specialized in the sale and leasing of industrial and logistics properties. For the past two decades, Mr. Hartzell has concentrated on selling institutional projects throughout the Puget Sound market, as well as in the western states of California, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona. As a member of the National Partners team that transacted $16.4 billion worth of real estate transactions just on the West Coast in 2019, Mr. Hartzell has extensive experience coordinating all phases of the sale process.

Professional Affiliations/Accreditations

  • 2019 CBRE Institutional Group Board
  • 2016 SIOR Industrial Broker of the Year
  • 2012 SIOR Investment Broker of the Year (Runner-up 2013 & 2014)
  • 2011 Member of the CBRE Seattle Broker Advisory Board
  • 2003 Washington State SIOR Industrial Broker of the Year
  • NAIOP Member (National Association of Industrial & Office Parks)
  • CoStar Power Broker
  • Licensed in Multiple Western States


  • Washington State University, Bachelor of Arts; Business Administration/Real Estate

Clients Represented

  • Barings Real Estate Advisors
  • Benaroya Capital
  • Bentall Kennedy
  • CalSTRS
  • CBRE Global Investors
  • Clarion Partners
  • Cohen Asset Management
  • Fortress Investment Group
  • Industrial Redevelopment
  • Invesco Real Estate
  • Investco
  • LaSalle Investment Mgmt.
  • LBA Realty
  • Nuveen Real Estate
  • Orchard Partners
  • Panattoni Development Co.
  • PNC Realty Investors
  • Principal
  • Spirit Realty Capital
  • Stockbridge Capital Group
  • Trammell Crow Company
  • VanTrust Real Estate

Significant Assignments




    Industrial Redevelopment and Fortress Investment Group

    2800 Center Drive Dupont, WA


    Specht Development, Inc. and New York Life Investors LLC

    32-198 SE 223rd Avenue Gresham, OR


    LaSalle Investment Management

    2021, 2231, & 2341 South 208th Street Des Moines, WA


    Nuveen Real Estate

    2501 East Valley Road Renton, WA


    VanTrust Real Estate

    4640 Nexus Way North Las Vegas, NV


    PMF Investments

    18795 NE 73rd Street Redmond, WA


    Stockbridge Capital Group

    2002-2302 W. Valley Hwy. Auburn, WA


    Panattoni Development Company and LaSalle Investment Management

    19606 NE Marine Drive Gresham, OR


    Spirit Realty Capital

    17117 59th Avenue NE Arlington, WA


Brett Hartzell Executive Vice President
Capital Markets Institutional Properties
Seattle 1420 5th Avenue
Suite 1700
Seattle, WA 98101