Specialties: Retail, Industrial, Office, Flex, Land
Scope of Service Experience
NAI Puget Sound Properties (2016 - present)
Coast Sperry Van Ness (2012 - 2016)
Windermere Commercial NW (2005 - 2012)
Background & Experience
Art Thomson has been a commercial real estate broker for well over a decade and specializes in the leasing and sales of office, land, retail, and industrial properties in the North Puget Sound region. Prior to entering real estate, Art had a successful career as an industrial engineer, operating primarily as a consultant. His specialty was in industrial and commercial process improvement, and he held leadership positions at several notable companies, including Fairchild Semiconductor and Honeywell Marine Systems.
Art has now accumulated over 25 total years of corporate real estate and facilities experience and has managed both acquisition and design-and-delivery efforts for numerous clients that range in size from family businesses to Fortune 25-level corporations. He is skilled at understanding and catering to key points of interest for clients, and he delivers quality work in tune with their unique needs and goals. Art’s background as an engineering consultant provides him broad industry knowledge and is reflected in his work through his strong attention to detail—a quality required for meticulously crafting proposals, sales and lease agreements, and other legal documentation.
For Art, a key highlight of the broker role is the opportunity it gives him to help clients get the most of out of their investments as they establish and grow their businesses. Understanding that real estate and facility infrastructure are necessary tools that allow clients to achieve investment, operational, and business objectives, Art takes the time to listen to and understand his clients so that he can help them realize the full benefits of each transaction; leveraging his industrial engineering experience into real estate brokerage and advisory services sets Art apart from his competitors.
Art joined NAI Puget Sound Properties in January of 2017. Among the things he appreciates most about working with the NAI PSP team is the level of support he receives from his colleagues and that NAI PSP’s brokers are well equipped with all the tools they need to create success for themselves and their clients. He enjoys the opportunity to be his own boss and the independence he’s given as a broker to meet his goals and objectives.
Art is also grateful for NAI PSP’s growing involvement in the community, having himself participated in events like trail-making and clothing drives in past volunteer engagements. In fact, the ability to stay rooted in the community is one of the things that drew Art to the brokerage role in the first place: As a proud “Everett guy from day one,” an influencing factor in Art’s decision to move from the engineering field into commercial real estate was the reduced need to travel for work. Having lived and worked in the Snohomish, King, and Pierce county areas all his life, Art appreciates any opportunity he can get to support the area. To this end, he’s taken on a number of voluntary positions in the community.
Art currently resides in Everett with his wife, Susie. In his free time, he enjoys staying active and credits his physical and mental fitness to his regular workout schedule. He’s also a big fan of outdoor activities—his hobbies include fishing and crabbing in the summer and skiing in the winter.
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering - University of Washington
Professional Associations & Designations
CBA - Commercial Brokers Association
Past member of the City of Everett Salary Commission and Parks Board Commissioner