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October 26, 2011

Rune Harkestad Joins Kidder Mathews

Bellevue, WA - Retail specialist, Rune Harkestad, joins Kidder Mathews' Bellevue brokerage division as a vice president.

Harkestad, a 15-year commercial real estate veteran, comes from 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 will continue to specialize in the leasing of retail properties, as well as the acquisition of sites for retail development. Harkestad has an MBA and graduated Cum Laude from Pacific Lutheran University.

Kidder Mathews is one of the largest independently owned commercial real estate firms on the West Coast, with more than 200 brokers in 9 offices in Washington, Oregon, and California, performing $2.2 billion in transactions annually. For more information, go to www.kiddermathews.com.

For inquiries, please contact Karen Benoit at 206.296.9600 or email: kbenoit@kiddermathews.com

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