Sean Durkin, SIOR, MSRE, CCIM

Principal
Lee & Associates Pacific Northwest - Seattle

Specializing in Tenant & Landlord Representation

BROKER NAME

Sean Durkin, SIOR, MSRE, CCIM
Principal

D: 206.773.2682
C: 425.830.2647
sdurkin@lee-associates.com

Biography

Specializing in Tenant & Landlord Representation

Sean Durkin entered the commercial real estate industry at an early age, becoming partial owner of an industrial building at the age of 15 using money he earned working construction, and held positions with four commercial real estate companies (three during college as an intern) prior to joining Lee & Associates. His focus is serving Tenants and Landlords in the leasing, sales, and asset management of industrial, office, and retail properties in King and North Pierce County. In 2017, Sean earned his Masters of Science in Real Estate (MSRE) at the University of Washington.

Sean’s education, background in brokerage, ownership, and construction offers a diverse skill set, strong work ethic, and creative thinking. This combination has served his clients well, offering diverse solutions to their challenges. His cut-and-dry method of analysis and loyalty make him a great asset to clients in their execution of both short and long-term real estate and business goals. As an owner and broker, he understands the importance of managing client/tenant expectations and maximizing property value. He provides asset management advisory services to his clients, going above and beyond a transactional broker working to meet client goals. Sean is deeply involved in the local commercial real estate community, chairing NAIOP's Property Challenge Committee and previously running NAIOP’s local South Sound Committee, with one event he co-runs raising over $70K annually for Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Notable Transactions

Since mid-2010, Sean has been involved in over $220 million in gross deal volume representing 3 million square feet (SF) leased or sold. Sean currently manages (asset level) and represents 200,000 SF of privately-owned commercial space (100% leased), and over 1 million SF of listed properties. He owns over $2.8 million in gross real estate holdings (currently levered at a low 34%).

Professional Affiliations

  • Society of Industrial & Office Realtors (SIOR)

  • Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)

  • Commercial Brokers Association (CBA)

  • National Association of Industrial & Office Properties (NAIOP) Washington

  • Chair of the Real Estate Challenge Committee

  • Past Chair of the South Sound Committee; co-runs fundraising for the BIG golf tournament

Education

  • B.A. in Business Administration - Seattle University's Albers School of Business & Economics

  • M.S. in Real Estate - University of Washington Wright Runstad School of Real Estate

Community Involvement

  • Board Member for the Co-Ed Business Fraternity Alpha Kappa Psi

  • Active in leadership on three HOA boards spanning several construction, infrastructure, new development projects & lending negotiations

  • Co-Chair of the NAIOP Property Challenge Committee

  • Co-Chairs fundraising for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Golf Tournament