NAI Puget Sound Properties
1700 Seventh Avenue
Suite 2050

Seattle, Washington 98101 United States
t206 332 1470 m206 877 2757
Vice President

Specialties: Retail

Scope of Service Experience

NAI Puget Sound Properties (December 2018 - Present)

Metropolist Group (June 2017 - December 2018)

Cairn Consulting (February 2014 - Present)

Background & Experience

Kelly is a commercial real estate professional specializing in retail and restaurant tenant representation, triple-net leasing along with owner user and investment property acquisitions. He brings a unique entrepreneurial perspective to NAI with over ten years of business ownership. A Washington native, he spent the entirety of his previous twenty-five plus professional career in the Seattle area hospitality industry and his resume reads like a Zagat guide to top-rated Northwest restaurants.

Having opened thirteen restaurants and numerous retail and food-related businesses, Kelly brings a talent to the table that most cannot – years of experience in owning and operating businesses. He knows first-hand the challenges, pressures and typical demands that property and business owners face. This direct knowledge with his attention for understanding the client’s needs becomes a strategic service that is at the minimum targeted, relevant and trusted. Landlords benefit from his understanding of their goals, market assessment, fiscal risks, tenant demographics, and culture. He explores and presents various options that not only meet the financial goals but also align both parties for success and growth. When representing the tenant, Kelly is compelled to ensure that they are fully aware of what they’re pursuing with a sound understanding of business, ownership, financial ability and therefore, a plan.

Kelly is a natural relationship builder by his diverse spectrum of connections. He will be regarded as one of the most passionate, hands-on, hardest working brokers in the region. He invests his time to learn and understand the dynamics that drive the market to include key players/people.

Outside of work, Kelly is just that: outside. His propensity and tenacity to learn and overcome difficult objectives have naturally led him to mountaineer. He has successfully summited many of the Cascade peaks including Mount Rainier and most of the Volcanoes. Currently, his sights are set on Mont Blanc and Denali. When he’s not rock climbing, bagging peaks, in the back-country skiing, teaching at the Seattle Mountaineers or leisurely paddle boarding down a winding river, he can still be found in local kitchens helping his family of chefs. Kelly’s passion for local food is as infectious as his pursuit to live boldly and honestly. His robust personality has made him a well-known chef/figure and broker in his hometown Seattle.

Professional Associations & Designations

Commercial Brokers Association

Seattle Restaurant Alliance

James Beard Foundation

Washington Hospitality Association

International Council of Shopping Centers

Transaction History

City of Kirkland - Finn Hill Fire Station

Merlino Properties - Strada da Valle

Northgate Dental - 2 Unit Dental Suite

Strategic Clients

City of Kirkland


The Herbfarm

Watershed Cafe

Fire and Vine Hospitality

Seattle-lite Brewery

Burdick Brewery

Bok A Bok

Saigon Siblings Restaurant Group

Lao Bar

Batch 206 Distillery

Steven Han Projects: Girin Ssam Bar, Roquette

Raised Doughnuts

Terra Plata

Samara Restaurant

Foundations Natural Medicine

NW Sports Performance and Wellness

JabX Kickboxing Studio The Atlantic