Matt McPherson has spent his 20-year career in the real estate and technology industries, establishing himself as a strategic partner for growing businesses. He’s partnered with a range of companies, from startups to Fortune 500 companies such as TIAA-CREF, Apple, Google, and AT&T. No matter the sector or size of the company, Matt has shown himself to be an excellent collaborator with the customer. His ability to understand and quickly respond to a wide array of initiatives has made him a trusted advisor for his partners.
Matt grew up in Yakima Valley’s wine country, before heading to Pullman to earn a BA in business administration from Washington State University. In his spare time, Matt enjoys teaching baton twirling and landscaping. He is also the proud father of two girls, Mia and Maesen.
Education: Washington State University, B.A. Business and Commerce
Matt O’Brien began his commercial real estate career in 2003, primarily covering industrial leasing and sales in the greater Seattle region. Matt developed a strong reputation early in his career for providing thoughtful direction to institutional clients on their real estate strategies, backed up with market data and historical trends. He was one of the more active brokers in the region, and was named a CoStar Power Broker 9 times. Prior to joining KBC in October of 2016, Matt held a senior role at CBRE and most recently was an Executive Vice President at JLL. In 2016, Matt completed the largest new industrial lease in the state, the largest renewal in the region, the biggest off-market sale in the history of the Seattle industrial market, and was a Top 5 Industrial producer nationally for JLL.
Before Matt’s real estate career began, he was a left-handed pitcher at WSU and in the Oakland A’s system, but ultimately was released from the AAA level when it was obvious he could no longer get actual batters out. Now, Matt spends his free time commuting and with his family – wife, Brooke, and children Kieran, Brady, and Connor.
Matt Wood began his commercial real estate career in 1988, focused on the industrial Kent Valley market. After ten years at Cushman & Wakefield, he joined Kidder Mathews and quickly became Managing Director of their South Seattle office. He was a perennial Top 10 producer at Kidder Mathews and consistently a CoStar Power Broker in the Puget Sound. In addition to managing the South Seattle office he also served on the board of Kidder Mathews. Matt focused on both industrial leasing and sales, representing both tenants and landlords. He has partnered with client companies including DHL and CORT Services along with Prologis, Centerpoint, and Link, among others.
Matt is a member of NAIOP, Pacific Real Estate Institute and SIOR. He served as president of the Washington chapter of SIOR and was awarded the SIOR Broker of the Year in 2007. He lives in Seattle with his wife of 24 years and three children.
Education: University of Washington, B.A. Political Science
After graduating from Central Washington University, Mckenzie found herself back home in Seattle working in childhood education. She made the decision to switch career paths and ended up in the commercial real estate world, which she has loved ever since. Prior to KBC Advisors, she worked at Kidder Mathews as a Brokerage Administrative Assistant. She now works for the KBC team in the south Seattle office.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, long walks with her Australian Shepherd, wine tasting, and cooking.
Education: Central Washington University, B.A. Early Childhood Education and Psychology
A proud graduate of Marquette University, Megan earned her degrees in real estate and finance. While very fond of her time in Milwaukee, she returned to her hometown of Seattle and joined KBC Advisors. Previously, Megan gained experience through multiple internships in commercial real estate, most recently with CBRE.
Like the true Seattleite she is, Megan loves spending her time on the water, boating, swimming, and enjoying all the seafood Seattle has to offer. She does enjoy escaping the rain by traveling the world and experiencing different cultures, food, and people.
Michael Kimmel joins KBC after nearly a decade at Cushman & Wakefield where he covered the New Jersey and Baltimore industrial markets and everywhere in between (insert picture of a dog chasing a bone). As a glorified cold caller, Michael feels fortunate to have concluded his time as a Managing Director at C&W, where he ranked within the top 40 of all brokerage producers in the Americas.
Michael’s areas of expertise include off-market sale transactions, tenant representation (renewal vs. relocation analysis – both local and national), and landlord representation. Over the past 3 years in NJ as the team’s unofficial walk-on, Michael’s efforts led to over $117 million in sales volume, 50 tenant rep deals totaling just over3.5mm square footage, and multiple hot coffees successfully delivered during landlord presentations to his elderly partners. Tenant clients have included Piramal Glass, Turtle & Hughes, Legacy Converting, PrimeSource Building Products, and Ahold USA. Landlord clients include Black Creek Group, Duke Realty, Link Industrial, PGIM, and PLD among others.
Michael enjoyed playing professional lacrosse during the first 5 years of his career at C&W. For now, when Michael is not getting the phone hung up in his face, he can be found with his wife, chasing and cleaning up after their two little ones.
Michael started his real estate career in 2013. Prior to joining KBC Advisors, Michael was with Nelson Realty Advisors, where he worked through government contracts to procure property, construct, and lease office buildings throughout Washington State. He has developed an in-depth knowledge of each step of the development process, from construction timelines, budgeting, approvals, and contract negotiations.
Outside of work, he enjoys watching English Premier League soccer, skiing, cooking, and traveling. It is possible he’s on some kind of government watchlist for traveling to every communist country in the world.
Michelle joined KBC following a 7-year tenure with CBRE in Chicago helping clients achieve their real estate objectives. Her strength in developing operational efficiencies provided support for clients on all aspects of transactions: marketing expertise, micro-to-macro communications, market research, data management, financial analysis and more. She has assisted hundreds of transactions locally, regionally, and globally: leasing, acquisition, disposition, and capital markets. Before working with brokerage teams, she supported the transaction accounting department processing and tracking transaction funds for the Chicago metro region. Prior to real estate, Michelle worked in events and development in non-profits in the South Puget Sound, WA where she happily traded Chicago snow for PNW rain for five years.
Outside the office, she enjoys wrangling 2-year old and 9-year old daughters with the help of her partner, Michael, and many lovely family members who thankfully only work part-time. They love to travel as a unit and have started taking the older kid international in recent years (hello, Iceland!). She sometimes moonlights as a children's dance instructor for the family business, and any free time after that is most likely spent knitting.
Education: A.A. Robert Morris University; AA and B.A. Evergreen State College
Morris (Mo) Green joins KBC to be the literal (cowboy) boots on the ground for Central and South Texas. Prior to KBC, he honed his industrial real estate expertise at HPI Real Estate. Mo provided agency leasing services for one of the largest industrial portfolios in Central Texas. In addition, he revived 1M SF of principally-controlled industrial space in San Antonio for HPI. His background in real estate started by building a retail property management company in Austin.
As a self-proclaimed Lake Rat, Mo can be found on the water aboard anything that floats. Since 2014, Mo has donated his time to the Flatwater Foundation, bringing mental health awareness and resources to Texans. He has completed the longest standup paddle board race in the world.
Natalie grew up in Madison, Wisconsin, and left home at a young age to attend boarding school in Indiana. She received a merit scholarship to Tulane University in New Orleans, where she graduated cum laude with a degree in Finance, and minors in Management and Spanish. After graduation, Natalie joined CBRE in Fort Worth, Texas as a Valuation Associate, and gained experience writing appraisals for every property type. She later joined the Right-of-Way team within CBRE, and wrote eminent domain appraisals for litigation and federal review. Natalie moved to Nashville in 2020, got her real estate license, and has spent the last year working with homeowners and investors in Tennessee.
In her free time, Natalie loves trying new restaurants, seeing live music around town, and hiking to waterfalls with her fiancé and two dogs.
Natalie Simkins is a recent transplant from Charlotte, NC to Atlanta; however, she considers South Carolina to be her home. Originally from Beaufort, SC, she attended Wofford College where she studied Economics and Spanish. She started her career at Insight Global, a premier staffing and professional services provider where she managed a diverse portfolio of accounts in Real Estate, Healthcare, Finance & Supply Chain industries – a unique experience she looks forward to applying in her new role at KBC. She took a specialized approach to fill inbound job requisitions to meet her clients ever-growing staffing needs, focusing on client relationships and rapid response times to generate unmatched client satisfaction and prompt placement times. Within her first 6 months in sales, she successfully negotiated a contract with one of the largest Medical Universities in the Southeast, placing upwards of 60 clinical resources who helped with the hospital’s COVID response efforts.
In her free time, she loves spending time out on the water, hiking, reading, and playing tennis – which she considers herself to be extremely mediocre at. She has a Cavapoo puppy named Hank, who she claims is always the life of the party and arguably more social than she is.
Nick Borzi was born and raised in Southern California, before making the arguably questionable decision to trade the sun and warmth for cold winters and an undergraduate degree at Boston University. Having majored in International Relations and minored in Economics, Nick graduated in 2018 and continued his east coast tour by taking a job at MRP Realty, a GP developer-owner based out of Washington D.C.. Nick worked there for two years as an analyst for new acquisitions and existing investments across nearly all asset types. During his time there, he underwrote land, industrial, office, and multi-family assets in addition to executing business plans for existing investments.
Fun fact, Nick was nearly recruited to the University of Hawaii for... glassblowing. He hasn't touched it since 2014, but insists that, "he will pick it up again if he ever has the time." Nick currently loves playing tennis, rock climbing, and surfing more poorly than when he had access to the outside world for more than 3 months out of the year.
Nick joined KBC in June of 2020 after graduating from the University of Washington (Go Dawgs!). While attending UW, Nick played for the club baseball team. When he wasn’t diligently studying for exams, he was supporting the Huskies at Husky Stadium. Nick also interned at Merrill Lynch. Following in his sister’s footsteps, he was also enrolled in Army ROTC. He spent his summers with the Army, going to Fort Knox twice and West Point once. Nick commissioned as a Military Intelligence Officer, and actively serves with the Washington Army National Guard.
Education: University of Washington, B.A. Business Administration, Finance Concentration, Leadership Minor from the Military Science department
Nicole graduated from the University of Washington in June 2021 with degrees in both Finance and Marketing as well as received her Professional Sales Certificate. During her time at UW, Nicole was an active member in the Husky Sales Club and gained sales experience through her role as a UW Sales Practicum Intern at PitchBook Data in Spring of 2021. Having previously interned at KBC for 2 summers, Nicole is thrilled to be re-joining the team full time and officially beginning her career in real estate.
In her free time, Nicole enjoys wake surfing, running, hiking, going to concerts, and spending time with friends and family.
Education: University of Washington, B.A. Finance and Marketing; Professional Sales Certificate
Omar joined KBC in January 2021 after spending 6 years at a real estate services company where he was responsible for industrial project management, most recently as the Industrial Lead for the western region. Following his time in the Peace Corps, Omar spent time managing start-up operations at a number of Amazon’s distribution centers around the country. He acquired his real estate license in 2020 and is eager to learn about the real estate transactional world, and equally happy to share his vast knowledge of industrial construction with the team.
Born in Colombia and raised in NYC city, Omar moved to Seattle two years ago. When not dealing with a pandemic, he likes to spend his time indulging his under-achieving athletic abilities while snowboarding, running half marathons, and aiming little balls at slightly less little holes from very long distances, otherwise known as golf.
Education: University of San Diego, MS Supply Chain Management; New Jersey Institute of Technology, B.S. Mechanical Engineering
Paul began his commercial real estate career in 2003 and focused exclusively on industrial tenant representation in the greater Atlanta area. During this time, he worked for The Staubach Company, which later merged with Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), and held various leadership positions within the supply-chain and logistics practice group. In 2010, Paul created Blackbird™, JLL’s proprietary and patented geospatial intelligence program. The development of Blackbird opened the door to a broad range of real estate transactions across all product types and disciplines. Prior to joining KBC, Paul left brokerage for five years to work for Brookfield’s growing logistics platform as Global Head of Corporate Development. This unique role brought together the complementary efforts of business development, marketing, branding, communications and innovation under one umbrella in an effort to respond more effectively to customer needs in ever-changing markets. Additionally, Paul assisted with acquisitions, dispositions, asset management, and internal forecasting while sitting on the senior team for both operating platforms – IDI Logistics (US) and Gazeley (EU). Ultimately, the call to work closer with the end-user led Paul back into brokerage and to KBC Advisors. This well-rounded experience, in a wide variety of global and local markets, yields a dynamic perspective focused on solving his client’s most complex real estate needs.
On a personal note, Paul enjoys coaching his kids’ teams. Just last year led his son’s 2nd grade intramural basketball squad to a perfect 8-0 season, an experience he took too seriously, given his historic disappointment as a lifelong Atlanta area sports fan.
Peter Billipp gained a diverse and enhanced comprehension of the commercial real estate industry from his twenty-two years (and counting) in a variety of disciplines. His most notable investment sales include transactions worth over $800 million and over 4 million square feet of industrial development projects as Principal or Development Manager. As a developer and investor, Peter has successfully negotiated extensively in the interest of his development and investment projects. After establishing the enabling experience and relationships in his career, Peter founded Skyhawk Partners over four years ago to activate his own entrepreneurial experience as a private development and investment platform, similar to his father’s firm J.A. Billipp Company that was founded in 1981.
On a personal level, Peter’s wife, Caroline, is the boss of the three-kid household, and Peter is constantly trying to gain some market share. Peter and Caroline relish their parenthood to Maddy, Meg, and Charlie. Peter loves good humor, which when he attempts to be funny, the laughter of his three sisters is much appreciated, albeit rarely received.
Education: Rice University, MBA; Southern Methodist University, B.A. Finance; University of Texas, B.A. Economics
Born and raised in Charleston, Rachel moved to Atlanta in 2014 after graduating from Clemson University where she completed her B.A. in Communication Studies with a minor in English Literature. She started her experience in commercial real estate at CoStar Group, where she developed a passion for the industry from her job as a research associate. She then transitioned to CBRE, where she worked for an investment properties team with a primary focus on the sale of institutional industrial investment properties on a national level. Rachel took on a wide array of responsibilities that included supporting the sales team, coordinating and producing marketing materials, and assisting clients and prospects in regards to the team’s assignments. Over the course of her 5 years on the team, Rachel was involved in the sale of over 400 million square feet of industrial investment properties. This experience led her to the KBC team.
In her free time, Rachel enjoys traveling, reading, spending time with friends, constantly attending weddings, and trying to eat at every restaurant in the greater Atlanta area. She also enjoys watching the Clemson Tigers win national championships.
Rebekah began her commercial real estate career with Cushman & Wakefield of Washington in 2011 and held various roles. There she gained valuable knowledge in various real estate practices, such as marketing, leasing, property management, and transactions. At KBC, Rebekah is responsible for the creation and maintenance of all team documentation related to process management, client communication, and manages the client and team workflow databases. She executes all of these responsibilities with efficiency, accuracy, and diligence. Rebekah’s passion for getting results makes her an integral part of our team’s continued success.
In her free time, Rebekah enjoys spending time with her family and barrel racing on her Shetland pony, Peggy.
Raised in Arizona, Riley moved to Seattle several years ago after completing her B.S. in Tourism Management and Development at Arizona State University. She spent two years in the hospitality industry before discovering her passion for real estate. In 2014 she began working for DCT Industrial – a real estate company specializing in the acquisition, development, leasing, and ownership of high-quality distribution assets in logistics markets. At DCT, she was involved in over 3 million square feet of lease transactions and 2.5 million square feet of new development. Riley brings this experience and enthusiasm in leasing, development, property management, and project coordination to the KBC team.
When not working, Riley, a self-proclaimed foodie, enjoys cat show competitions, cooking and exploring new cuisine. She also loves spending time with her husband and two cats, traveling, exercising, gardening, and listening to all types of live music but is partial to German Heavy Metal bands.
Education: Arizona State University, B.S. Tourism Development and Management, Sustainability Minor
Rose’s career has spanned various industries including both residential and commercial real estate, healthcare, nonprofit, insurance, and technology. She brings a background of project and program management, working across teams and functions at all levels of organizations for both internal and external projects including corporate development M&A, as well as experience articulating and guiding strategic initiatives from the C-suite. Rose is a true “Swiss Army knife”, driving a range of initiatives from branding, public relations, product development, corporate philanthropy, and employee engagement in organizations ranging from a privately held small business to a Fortune 500 firm.
After playing college rugby, Rose turned to a gentler sport of dressage - a.k.a. “horse ballet”. In her free time, she can be found at the barn with her now retired mare, tackling never-ending yardwork under the watchful supervision of her two dogs, a Rhodesian Ridgeback and Mountain Cur, or wine-tasting with her husband, Brandon.
Education: MBA, Edgewood College; Gustavus Adolphus College, B.A. Organizational Management
Ryan was born in Denver, grew up in Chicago, and currently finds comfort in his not so sleepy surf town of Hermosa Beach, California. Looking back, he began his illustrious commercial real estate career at the worst time in industrial real estate history. Ryan had to cold call his way through 5+ years at Grubb & Ellis, had a pit stop at Newmark, Grubb, Knight, Frank, and ultimately settled down at Cushman & Wakefield, where he specialized in National Tenant Representation and Investment Sales and Agency Leasing. He was consistently recognized in the Los Angeles Business Journal as a top producer within the Los Angeles area along with acquiring several Costar Power Broker awards.
On a personal note, Ryan was a former All-American, lefty pitcher for the Northwestern University baseball team. However, since he married his beautiful wife, Amanda, he is now associated with the familiar football term “out kicked his coverage”. He spends his time chasing his 2 kids, Vance and Drue, around their beach bungalow while enjoying the background noise of the same kids' tv shows on repeat. Ryan also love Electronic Dance Music far more than he should being that he is a 40+ year old Dad.
Ryan began his commercial real estate career with Trammell Crow Company (which became CBRE in 2006) in 1997. During Ryan’s 23 year career at CBRE, he focused on representing corporate users for their real estate needs on a global basis. Ryan developed into an industry leader for representing corporate users for large complex real estate transactions. He takes pride in being a fierce advocate for his clients’ interests and brings value to projects through a deep understanding of his clients’ business needs and his ability to strategically solve for the optimal real estate solution from a real estate, labor, transportation, tax, and economic inventive perspective. Since 1997, Ryan has managed more than 700 transactions totaling over 50 million square feet in over 70 U.S. markets and 8 countries.
Ryan is the proud father of four wonderful children (Mercer, Hatcher, Matlock, and Haines) and husband of 20 years to Jennifer. In his free time, he enjoys playing hunting outfitter to his sons, family wakeboarding and wakesurfing outings, skiing, golfing, and making himself chuckle by playing pranks on this friends, families, and co-workers. Ryan and his family have endowed a scholarship at his high school alma mater, St. Xavier H.S. in Cincinnati, OH and strive to give until it hurts to organizations that are accretive to society.
Education: Vanderbilt University, B.A.
Ryan spent the last 22 years with Duke Realty starting his real estate career as a leasing associate right after graduating from Indiana University. Ryan spent a couple of years getting the cops called on him and kicked out of office buildings while canvasing in the Chicago suburbs. He worked to learn the leasing, transaction, and development business with Duke, ultimately becoming one of their top producers on both the office and industrial side of the business. Over the past 5 years, Ryan has led the development and leasing efforts on more that 15M SF of build to suit and speculative industrial development across the Midwest with costs in excess of $1 billion. Ryan is proud to have ended his tenure at Duke as Senior Vice President overseeing all facets of the leasing and development operations for the Central Region which included over 40 million square feet of industrial assets and over 1,500 acres of land held for development.
Ryan is the proud dad of 3 children (Sean, Brody, Shay) and husband of 19 years to Pam. When they are not at hockey rinks supporting all three kids' travel hockey “careers”, they enjoy spending time outdoors, skiing, snowboarding, wake surfing, and fishing. Over the years Pam and Ryan have helped to raise over $200,000 to support Children’s Heart Foundation and Mend a Heart, two charities which support education awareness and medical research for pediatric congenital heart defects.
After 4 years of headhunting, a couple start-ups, then the dot com bust, Sam Higgins began his commercial real estate career in 2001 focusing on the East Bay Industrial Market. Sam came to KBC from Cushman & Wakefield with his great friend and business partner, Tom Damaschino, to open up KBC Nor Cal in Spring of 2021. Spending much of his time on client boondoggles, he still finds a way to be incredibly productive leasing and selling industrial real estate. Fortunately the folks at Prologis, Link, CenterPoint, Westcore, DWS, Duke, Conor/McShane and others like working with him. He provides expertise and strategy to owners and occupiers leveraging his relationships and market knowledge. Sam is a member of SIOR, and has served as President of the East Bay Brokers Association.
Born in San Francisco and native of the East Bay, Sam is a very proud father of his two sons Taylor (17) and Brady (14), and wife to Wendy of 21 years. His favorite activities include hiking and skiing the Sierra’s, mountain biking, golf, traveling, and getting his butt kicked at Orange Theory. Sam graduated from Chico State with a Bachelor of Science, and played for their DII soccer team. Couple fun facts: Sam lived in Seoul, Korea with his family for 3 years when he was 9 years old and was a Semester at Sea voyager in spring 1993. He is also a professional chef on the Green Egg (ask about Higgy Chicken)
Sean began his career in commercial real estate working for Charter Capital, a development firm based in Greenville, South Carolina. His experience at Charter Capital spanned multiple property types, including industrial, multi-family, single-family, and retail real estate. He was primarily responsible for the acquisition and entitlement of land for ground-up development.
Sean grew up in Fairfax, Virginia and graduated from Clemson University with a degree in economics, and after moving to Atlanta, he feels especially fortunate to be a DC and Clemson sports fan.
Selena joined KBC Advisors in early 2021 as a GIS Specialist with 7+ years experience in GIS and data analysis. Originally an Air Force kid, she grew up primarily in the Southeast US. After receiving her Bachelor's in GIS and her Master's in Urban Planning in Virginia, she moved to Seattle on whim to work at an indoor mapping start-up. She eventually bounced over to Chicago for a few years to work at an engineering consulting firm, and then the City of Chicago Department of Aviation performing more in-depth GIS database analysis before ultimately deciding that Seattle felt the most like home.
When she's not digging into GIS data, Selena enjoys knitting and sewing clothes, cooking, baking, coffee, bouldering, and taking pictures of her cats.
Shaundy has spent the majority of her career building strong and agile teams and working cross functionally to implement process and operational efficiencies that deliver customers' desired outcomes. Her career spans multiple industries and lines of business including retail, operations, finance, technology, and real estate, which began in Property Management at Starbucks and then transitioning to T-Mobile. Establishing and executing to the overall procurement strategy for Corporate Real Estate Outsourced Services, including employee services, onsite services, security, employee transportation, furniture, construction products and services, facilities, and the operational relationship and contract management between JLL and T-Mobile supporting CRE, Retail, and Critical Environments.
Living in Snoqualmie with her husband, Greg, and daughter, Hailey, they enjoy the small town lifestyle while remaining connected to the city. Born and raised in the greater Seattle area, Shaundy and her family enjoy boating on Lake Washington and the Puget Sound, cheering on the Seattle sports teams, hiking, road trips, camping, and neighborhood bonfire nights intermingled with the craziness of their daughter’s activity and social calendar.
Education: Washington State University, B.S. Social Science
Born and raised in Anchorage, AK, Sierra moved to Washington to attend Washington State University (Go Cougs!). After graduating, Sierra obtained her license and began her career in real estate. Over the past seven years, she has worked in a variety of positions in the real estate industry, specializing in portfolio management.
Living in downtown Seattle, Sierra is an avid yogi with experience teaching children’s classes. She enjoys cooking, live music, and you can often find her kayaking or boating on Lake Washington during the summer.
Education: Washington State University, B.A. Public Relations
With more than 18 years of commercial real estate experience, Stacy brings a proven record of accomplishment in representing her clients in complex real estate transactions, strategic planning, and real estate consulting services. Stacy began her career at CBRE where she specialized in leasing and sales across several asset classes. She went on to gain expertise in acquisitions, dispositions, site selection, transaction management and redevelopment opportunities with Cushman & Wakefield on the Bank of America account covering their Pacific Northwest, Northern and Central California regions. In this role, she was consistently recognized as one of their top professionals nationally.
Prior to joining KBC, her focus was on advising numerous clients on their market entry strategies. Her extensive knowledge of the retail landscape led to the successful rollout of numerous concepts such as Warby Parker, Comcast, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Marine Layer, and Salt & Straw. Her unique approach to each assignment, commitment to unparalleled service, and collaborative mindset is reflected in her strong interpersonal relationships with individuals in all facets of the industry.
Stacy is a Seattle native where she attended University of Puget Sound where she earned a B.A. in English. In her spare time, Stacy enjoys exploring new cities, snowboarding, golfing, dance parties, and car karaoke.
Education: University of Puget Sound, B.A. English
Prior to joining KBC in October 2018, Stefan held various commercial real estate positions in San Diego, London, and Seattle. Stefan joined KBC shortly after graduating from the Questrom School of Business at Boston University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration concentrating in Finance, Law, and Real Estate.
Outside of work, Stefan enjoys competitive table tennis, hiking, fishing, cooking, and watching movies. Last year, after getting inspired by the Great British Bake Off, Stefan grew incredibly interested in bread and loves baking in his free time (which is why he’s always “rising” to the occasion at KBC).
Education: Boston University, B.S. Business Administration, Finance, Law, and Real Estate Concentrations
Taylor was born and raised outside of Portland, Oregon in a town called Sherwood. She attended Oregon State University and received her degree in Public Health Administration in 2016. Taylor relocated from Portland to Seattle in 2018. After working in healthcare and dental sales, Taylor was itching for yet another change in scenery. Fulfilling a long time passion of hers, she transitioned to real estate and joined KBC in September of 2020.
Some of her hobbies include painting, long walks, boating during the summer, taking her border collie mix Duke to the dog park, and spending time with her fiancé, Jake - all of which can be done with a good glass of wine in hand.
Education: Oregon State University, B.S. Public Health Administration, Health Promotion and Health Behavior Concentration
Prior to joining KBC in October 2020, Thomas worked at Fortress Investment Group, where he helped originate and manage investments on behalf of the firm’s credit and real estate funds. Thomas started his real estate career at Cypress Equities, a national developer and operator of retail properties.
In his free time, Thomas enjoys playing golf, coaching youth lacrosse, and chasing his wife around the house with his active toddler.
Education: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Todd joined KBC Advisors in February 2021 after serving as the Chief Financial Officer of a Seattle based real estate developer and general contractor. In his role as CFO, Todd managed all financial matters and concerns for the company and affiliates. Formerly Todd served in various financial and investment advisor roles for large, publicly traded financial firms. Todd began his career at Ernst & Young LLP where he earned his CPA license. He graduated with a B.A. in Business Administration (Accounting) from the University of Washington Foster School of Business.
Todd spends his free time skiing, golfing and spending time with his wonderful family - wife Megan and kids Mae and Henry. Currently Todd is working on a name change to avoid confusion at the office. Suggestions welcome.
Todd is a founding partner of KBC Advisors. Prior to this, he held various executive positions at Cushman & Wakefield Commerce after starting his career at Trammell Crow Company. Todd's expertise surrounds developing complex strategies with a cross section of leadership teams to create the optimum real estate solution for his clients. Todd’s 20 years of real estate experience spans all asset classes with significant expertise in e-commerce, data centers, and industrial. Prior to exclusively representing corporations, Todd represented several institutional ownership groups on leasing and sales transactions in the Puget Sound region. These included Principal Global Investors, California State Teachers Retirement System, Prologis, and Washington Capital Management. This broad background in project management, property management, and lease administration has added substantial value to Todd’s overall approach to tenant representation and transaction management.
On a personal level, Todd is an avid mountain biker and skier. He also enjoys curling, fashion, and various forms of rhythmic dancing. Todd is obediently married to Kristin and the proud dad to Brooks, Collins, and Carver.
Education: Washington State University, B.S. Mechanical Engineering
Tom Damaschino and his long time business partner Sam Higgins opened the KBC NorCal office in early 2021. Tom began his commercial real estate career with BT Commercial in 1999 which, via multiple mergers and acquisition, morphed into Cushman & Wakefield. Over the past 20 years, Tom has become a top producer at C&W while representing institutional and regional landlords along with strategic occupier assignments. Tom’s top clients include Prologis, CenterPoint, and Westcore among others.
Tom has been married to Jamie for 19 years and they have three outstanding daughters (Ella, Mia, Lyla). When Tom is not pacing the sidelines of his girls lacrosse and soccer games, you can find him mountain biking trails in Northern California or on a nearby golf course. Tom graduated from St. Mary’s College in Moraga, CA with a degree in Communications.
Originally from Syracuse, New York, Tony moved to Dallas in 1994 to attend Southern Methodist University where he studied real estate and finance. During his final two years at SMU, he worked as an intern for Hillwood on the industrial team at Alliance Texas. Coincidentally, Tony’s senior year Entrepreneurship class project was an online grocery delivery business called Grocery Express, an idea most likely driven by his voracious appetite and couch-potato tendencies, although he claims it was his clear vision for the future of e-commerce!
Upon graduating from SMU, Tony started working at Hillwood full-time in a career that would span over 22 years. He most recently led the planning and implementation of the industrial building program at Hillwood’s 27,000-acre Alliance Texas development. Tony’s role included involvement in all facets of the project, with a focus on industrial development, project leasing, and land planning. During his tenure, Alliance Texas grew from less than 50 companies to more than 500. In total, Tony has facilitated over 42 million square feet of transactions across development, leasing, and dispositions, along with over 1,300 acres of land transactions. In 2019 he was named Dallas-Fort Worth’s Industrial Leasing Broker of the Year.
Tony joined KBC Advisors in October 2020 to lead the development and agency leasing teams. He and his wife live in the Dallas-Fort Worth area with their two children.
Education: Southern Methodist University, BBA
2020 has brought much needed change as Tony Miltenberger, SIOR and his longtime partner, Matt Wood, SIOR recently joined KBC Advisors. Matt and Tony will be responsible for expanding KBC Advisors’ agency brokerage, which will focus on industrial leasing, sales, and investments in the Pacific Northwest and along the West Coast. Tony had previously worked at Kidder Mathews and Colliers International as an office an industrial broker from 1995 through 2003. Tony is a past officer of the SIOR Washington Chapter and a past board member at SKCAC Industries, which provides employment services for people with disabilities.
Tony has a business degree with an emphasis in real estate finance from Washington State University, where both he and his wife graduated. Tony and his wife are natives of Chehalis, Washington and now reside in Bellevue, with their three daughters.
Trace Tam Sing began his real estate career in 2017 as a research analyst for CBRE serving all asset classes on the statistical analysis of market data and economic factors for the Seattle market. In this role he supported a wide range of projects for both institutional and private clients pertaining to lease transactions, development and capital markets. After his time as an analyst, Trace transitioned to brokerage within CBRE’s PNW Multi-family Group focused on serving private capital and middle market clients on the acquisition and disposition of multi-family assets. Within the first few months of his brokerage career he was able to develop longstanding relationships in the market and a credible reputation by way of his transactions.
Before Trace stepped foot in commercial real estate, he was a shortstop for WSU and found his way into the Pittsburgh Pirates minor league system, reaching the AAA level. He retired in 2017 due to injury, not only to his body but also his ego, after being designated as a utility player who was only put in the lineup in lieu of a tired starter.
Tracey joined the KBC Capital Markets team in November 2020. Prior to joining KBC, she was a Director at HFF, which later merged with JLL. During her seven years at HFF, she was involved in more than $3 billion of investment sales, debt placement, and equity placement transactions. Tracey started her career as a Financial Analyst at CBRE in 2008.
A self-proclaimed connoisseur of warmer climate cities, Tracey was born and raised in Honolulu, previously lived in Miami, and now resides in Los Angeles.
Education: Yale School of Management, MBA; University of Southern California, B.A.
Travis Eaton is based in Dallas, Texas. Prior to joining KBC, Travis worked at CBRE as a research analyst serving industrial and office asset classes. In this role he assembled market data and led monthly meetings for market tracking and information sharing. In addition, he supported brokerage professionals with market research requests, including market statistics, deal-specific comp sets, and map creation. Travis joined CBRE shortly after graduating from the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas.
In his free time, Travis enjoys playing golf, skiing, traveling, and trying new foods. He is also an avid sports fan and regularly attends Dallas Mavericks and Stars games. However, his loyalty remains with Arizona sports teams, where he is originally from.
Education: Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University, BBA Finance and Management
Tyler‘s adaptable, resourceful, and collaborative team-oriented approach has helped him provide real estate solutions for industry-leading real estate firms for the past 12 years. Tyler is able to provide the needed solutions to clients with diverse needs through his experience spanning industrial, e-commerce, corporate office, and large-scale residential development projects. Tyler’s depth of expertise includes transaction management of commercial leases, acquisitions, and dispositions in both multi-market domestic and international environments.
Additionally, Tyler’s expertise includes portfolio and program management for various corporate clients, financial modeling and analysis, as well as due diligence and entitlement on development projects. Prior to real estate, Tyler worked for two of Washington State’s leading U.S. Representatives where he developed key political relationships and expertise in government relations, advocacy, and public policy.
Education: Seattle University, MBA; Western Washington University, B.A. (Cum Laude) in Economics and Environmental Studies; University of Washington, Commercial Real Estate Development Certificate
Vincent covers capital markets for KBC in North America. Prior to joining KBC, Vincent served in real estate finance roles focused on multifamily, regional shopping mall retail and fulfillment/e-commerce assets. He also previously worked in underwriting and negotiating deal terms for Amazon’s Credit Tenant Lease program. Vincent received his bachelor’s in the dismal science from UCLA and recently completed his Master’s in Real Estate (MSRE) from University of Washington. He especially enjoyed the interdisciplinary nature of the College of Built Environments and learning about affordable housing development.
Vincent lives in Seattle with his wife, Elizabeth, after spending the majority of their lives in southern California. They are loving the outdoors and everything the PNW has to offer!
Whit began his commercial real estate career in the Transaction Real Estate group at Ernst & Young after graduating from the University of Texas with a Master of Science of Finance and Bachelor of Arts in Economics. At E&Y, Whit performed audit assist procedures through quarterly and annual valuations on up to $5BN worth of real estate assets. Prior to joining KBC in March 2021, Whit served as an associate at PMB Capital Investments, where he supported management through the underwriting of residential lot development, as well as the evaluation of lending opportunities for similar projects.
Whit was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. In his free time, he loves to hunt, cook new recipes, play golf, and spend time out with friends and family.
Education: University of Texas at Austin; Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) Charterholder
Will began his career at KBC in June of 2020 shortly after graduating from the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University. While completing his education, Will interned at CBRE with a team of industrial brokers in Seattle and worked at a local golf course. At KBC, he focuses on industrial leasing, sales, and investments in the Pacific Northwest. A Seattle native, Will’s hobbies include golf, fly-fishing, and being overly competitive with his brothers in various sports
Education: Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University, BBA Finance, Real Estate Concentration
Zach’s career in commercial/industrial real estate has spanned over 18 years. The first 14 years of his career were spent at the boutique brokerage and consulting firm of Burr & Temkin, primarily supporting the real estate requirements for transportation-focused users and landlords. In this role he worked on a wide range of projects from sales and lease transactions, to build to suit and site selection, portfolio valuations as part of M&A due diligence or corporate restructuring/re-capitalizing, and strategic expansion. This broad range of experience has provided a deep understanding of real estate transactions, development, entitlements, and has proven invaluable in his support of his clients.
Over the past four years, Zach has focused on representing e-commerce clients and has been directly involved in rolling out several complex new initiatives for these companies. Zach’s prior experience within the transportation industry has been critical to understanding these initiatives which rely heavily on delivery and thus transportation. In addition to the roll out of these before mentioned initiatives, Zach has worked on a number of large e-commerce facilities throughout the United States.
Education: Washington State University, Business and Finance