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Tacoma, WA

D. William Frame, III, SIOR, CCIM

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
T 206.296.9600 bill.frame@kidder.com
1201 Pacific Avenue
Suite 1400
Tacoma, WA 98402
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Bill Frame, Kidder Mathews’ chairman & chief executive officer, has overall responsibility for the strategic direction and continued growth, as well as financial oversight of the firm. He successfully demonstrated his outstanding financial acumen during the depth of the COVID-19 global recession. Prior to becoming CEO, Bill served as president and COO with responsibility for all business segments and financial oversight. He has been in commercial real estate for over 30 years and has served on the Kidder Mathews’ Board of Directors, strategic planning committee, and numerous other executive committees for most of his tenure. He began his commercial real estate career with Cushman and Wakefield before joining Kidder Mathews 28 years ago.

Bill holds the prestigious designations of Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR). He is a member of ULI, NAIOP, ICSC, and CBA. Prior to Bill’s executive roles, he was a perennial top producing broker focused on corporate real estate, healthcare, office, and investment properties, and he has earned the notable SIOR Office Broker of the Year award. Before his extensive commercial real estate focus, his early career included his role as vice president of finance with Evergreen International Aviation.

Bill has been an active advocate for cancer research and awareness. He serves on the advisory board of South Sound Care Foundation and he is the founder of the Frame Family Foundation. Through the Frame Family Foundation, Bill has raised nearly two million dollars for cancer research and contributed to organizations such as the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York and the Care Foundation for Cancer Research in Washington.


Accounting degree from the University of Washington

Awards & Recognitions

CEO USA Awards – CEO Today 2023
Power 100 Leader – Puget Sound Business Journal 2020, 2022 & 2023
Hall of Fame CEO – Best Places to Work 17 times Puget Sound Business Journal
Top Executive to Know – Portland Business Journal 2020
Middle Market Fast 50 Honoree – Puget Sound Business Journal 2022
Featured Speaker & Panel Expert for Connect L.A. – ConnectCRE
Office Broker of the Year – SIOR


SIOR – Society of Industrial and Office Realtors
CCIM – Certified Commercial Investment Member
NAIOP – National Association of Industrial and Office Parks
ULI – Urban Land Institute
ICSC – International Council of Shopping Centers
DSA – Downtown Seattle Association
WSCAR – Washington State Commercial Association of Realtors
CBA – Commercial Brokers Association

CAB – Commercial Association of Brokers
UW MILGARD SCHOOL OF BUSINESS – Past Advisory Board Member
GIG HARBOR ACADEMY – Former Board President
BOYS & GIRLS CLUB – Finance Committee Member