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Tom Sante, RPA®

Vice President
Property Management Services


Career Summary

Tom Sante joined Kidder Mathews in November 2001, as senior property manager and current suburban market leader. He previously served as vice president and general manager of Rainier Properties in Seattle where he was responsible for operations, management, acquisitions, development and growth of a closely held commercial property management / development company; a portfolio valued in excess of $125 million in 91 office, retail, marina, and industrial projects located in multiple markets across Washington State.

Prior to joining Rainier Properties, Tom was general manager of Sekotac, Inc., in Seattle where he managed the U.S. subsidiary of an international real estate investment company with headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, and directed all activities for the planning, operations, marketing, leasing, asset, and property management of a multi-state commercial real estate portfolio with a value in excess of $80 million. Prior to Sekotac, Inc., Tom was the senior asset manager for Norris Beggs and Simpson in Bellevue, where he was responsible for establishment, direction, and management of an asset management department for a full service regional brokerage and property management office.

Tom has been in the real estate management and development business since 1968, and he received his RPA® designation in 1982. He is active in the local Seattle / King County chapter of BOMA International, was its 2009 chairman, and was co-chair of the 2012 BOMA International Convention. He also chaired the BOMA Suburban Cities Committee, is a member and past chair of the Government Affairs Committee. Tom established, and has been the chair, of the Washington Real Estate Coalition consisting of 17 real estate industry organizations since 1999. Tom established, and is the past chair, of the BOMA Political Action Committee and instructor for the RPA® courses for BOMA. He is also a member of the Sammamish YMCA Capital Campaign Committee and past board member. Tom as awarded the BOMA “RPA® of the Year” award in 2001, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012, and received the BOMA Chairman’s Award in 2017.


500 108th Avenue NE, Ste 2400
Bellevue, WA 98004

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