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Rune Harkestad

Vice President


Career Summary

Rune Harkestad specializes in the leasing of retail properties, as well as the acquisition of sites for retail development. He began working as a commercial retail specialist with JSH Properties in 1998. Later he worked with First Western Properties, where his focus was locating, analyzing and acquiring development sites in Washington State for Walgreens drugstores, KeyBank, and SONIC restaurants, among others. He was heavily involved in the contract and lease negotiation process, preparation of site evaluations and financial studies, and working with local municipalities in the approvals process.

Prior to his work as a commercial real estate agent, Rune ran his own consulting firm in his native Norway, assisting real estate companies with a business plan for entering the Finnish real estate market as a lender and/or investor. He also worked as an analyst responsible for budgets and reconciliation for a 1.5 million square foot retail portfolio, as well as participating in the underwriting of shopping centers.


  • Master Business Administration, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington (Sigma Cum Laude 1989)
  • Bachelor Business Administration, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington (Sigma Cum Laude 1988)
  • Associate Degree, Okonomisk College, Oslo, Norway
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500 108th Avenue NE, Ste 2400
Bellevue, WA 98004

Select Client List

  • Walgreens Drugs
  • KeyBank
  • Taco Bell
  • SONIC Drive-In
  • Knowledge Universe
  • Phillips Edison Co.
  • Seven Hills Development
  • Grainger Development
  • Citation Management
  • Northwestern Restaurants
  • Gull Industries
  • Weiks Family Partners
  • Madison Development Group