Seattle, WA

Rod Keefe

Senior Vice President
T 206.296.9642 rod.keefe@kidder.com
601 Union Street, Ste 4720
Seattle, WA 98101
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Rod Keefe has been involved in commercial real estate brokerage since 1990. In 1991 Rod joined Kidder Mathews in Seattle as an office leasing tenant representation specialist. During his career Rod has completed offices leases totaling more than 3 million square feet of space. Since then he has expanded his practice to include representing clients in the purchase or sale of commercial properties. Rod is a long-time top producer for the company. Rod has developed extensive experience in negotiating leases, subleases, renewals, extensions, and buyouts for a wide range of for profit and not for profit organizations.


BA from Middlebury College in Vermont

Available Properties

Notable Transactions

US Bank lease renegotiation for 182,387 SF at US Bank Centre
Milliman, Inc. lease renewal/expansion for 93,244 SF at Rainier Tower
Nuance leased 82,740 sf at the Exchange Building
Avolo.com leased 50,286 SF at the Airport Office Center
Zenith Administrators lease renewal/expansion for 50,242 SF at Queen Anne Plaza
Nuance Communications, Inc. leased 45,568 SF at the 505 First Ave S Building
Qualtrics subleased 45,568 SF at the 505 First Avenue South Building
FCB Worldwide & Weber Shandwick subleased 27,818 SF at 605 Union Station
Blink UX leased 27,192 SF at Waterfront Place
Imperium Renewables sublet 27,309 SF at the Star Building
MusicNet subleased 23,125 SF at World Trade Center North
The Nature Conservancy leased 21,875 SF at the Alaska Trade Building
The Port of Seattle leased 21,003 SF at SeaTac Office Center
Mercent leased 20,000 SF at the 1633 Westlake Bldg and expanded by 5,115 SF
Milliman Care Guidelines leased 18,348 SF at Millennium Tower
Weber Shandwick leased 15,050 SF at the 818 Stewart Building
Root Metrics leased 15,522 SF at the Sweeney Conrad Building and leased 11,186 SF at the Twilight Building
Run Studios subleased 13,784 SF at the 101 Elliott Avenue Building
Groff Murphy leased 13,625 SF at the 300 E. Pine Building
DeVry University leased 13,532 SF at Redstone Corporate Center I
Fierce Inc. leased 10,587 SF at Olympic Block
Farmers Insurance leased 10,235 SF at One Triton
The Mexican Consulate renewed its lease for 9,900 SF at the 2134 3rd Avenue Building

Draft FCB leased 8,055 SF at the Joshua Green Building
Sale of the 27,000 SF Sherman Clay Building to a local investment group
Walsh Construction acquired the 25,000 SF 509 Fairview Building
Car Toys, Inc. acquired the 20,000 SF 20 West Galer Building
Assisted Paine Property, LLC in the acquisition of the 2033 23rd Avenue S Building
Encore Media acquired the 4,000 SF 425 N 85th Street Building
Assisted East-West Investment Company, Inc. in the sale of 300 W Harrison and the acquisition of Canyon Realty Ctr, Queen Anne Plaza, and S Hill Park
Assisted Teralani Enterprises, LLC in the acquisition of the 300 E Pike Street and 1925 Third Avenue buildings and the sale of 2217 Third Avenue and the sale of a 50% interest in 1925 Third Avenue
Assisted Legacy Commercial in the acquisition of the 20,000 SF 11th and Pine Building
Assisted Gray Cat Collective in the sale of a 79,000 SF property at 1200 – 1230 Andover Park East
Monte Cristo Square sold a 27,000 SF property at 115 N Granite Avenue
Work Opportunities acquired the 12,000 SF property at 4230 198th St SW
2312 Second Ave LLC purchased the 12,000 SF RKO Building
Element Investments LLC acquired the 11,000 SF bldg at 3016 NE Blakely St
S3KM LLC purchased the 18,000 SF building at 3600 15th Ave W
JBT Third Avenue, LLC sold the 6,480 SF building at 1513 Third Ave
1925 Third, LLC sold the 15,768 SF building at 1925 – 1929 Third Ave

Select Client List

  • A. H. Belo Corporation
  • The Bank of New York
  • The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ
  • Blink UX
  • Building Changes
  • Caliber Home Loans
  • Corbis
  • Devry University
  • Draft FCB
  • East-West Investment Company, Inc.
  • Encore Media
  • Farmers Insurance
  • Fierce Inc.
  • Foster Pepper, PLLC
  • Foundation for Healthy Generations
  • Freehold Group
  • Gallatin PR
  • Groff Murphy
  • Harborview Capital
  • HSBC
  • Information Builders, Inc.
  • Interpublic Co.’s
  • Lifelong AIDS Alliance
  • MediaNet
  • Mekanism
  • Milliman, Inc.
  • Netreflector, Inc.
  • Nike, Inc.
  • Nuance Communications, Inc.
  • Pacific Life
  • Pugh Capital Management
  • Root Metrics
  • Run Studios
  • Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union
  • Surplus Line Association of Washington
  • Teralani Enterprises, LLC
  • TriMet Development
  • US Bank
  • Washington State Medical Assoc
  • Washington Vocational Services
  • Weber Shandwick
  • Work Opportunities