Laura Ford | Colliers International | Seattle

Laura Ford

Executive Vice President

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About

Professional Summary

A recognized leader with over 20 years experience, Laura is an expert in agency leasing. Previously, she served as Managing Director at JLL where she was Agency Lead for the Seattle Region. Prior to that, she acted as in-house office landlord representative in charge of the Benaroya Company’s Class A downtown Seattle portfolio. Being a real estate syndicator and owner of commercial real estate has provided her with unique insight, which has particularly benefitted her landlord clients.

Laura has been integrally involved in many of Seattle’s highest profile office lease transactions. She represented the owners of 300 Pine, tilt49, Westlake Terry and 1800 Ninth on four deals with Amazon totaling over 1,470,000 square feet. She also represented the owners of Dexter Station and 1101 Westlake where she was instrumental in bringing Facebook for two deals totaling 500,000 square feet.

Laura has represented over 8,000,000 square feet of office space in Seattle, including some of the largest Class A Office buildings in the region; Russell Investments
Center, 999 Third, 1201 Third, 901 Fifth and Century Square. Laura is results-driven and extremely focused. The depth of Laura’s experience and her extraordinarily successful landlord leasing track record demonstrate her passion for excellence and strong ability to strategically position and market assets effectively. She was awarded the prestigious 2017 NAIOP Night of the Stars SIOR Office Broker of the Year award.

Accomplishments

  • 2019 GlobeSt.com/Real Estate Forum Women of Influence
  • 2017 NAIOP Office Broker of the Year
  • 2018 SIOR Redevelopment/Renovation of the Year Award Team Member: 300 Pine
  • 2018 Connect Media Top 50 Women in Real Estate
  • 2017 Real Estate Forum: National Top 20 Office Broker
  • 2016 Bisnow Power Woman
  • 2015-2019 Colliers Everest Club
  • 2015 Washington’s Most Powerful and Influential Women Award
  • 2013 JLL Make It Rain Award
  • 2011-2018 CoStar Power Broker

Education

University of Washington, BA Communications

Clients

Benaroya Companies, BioMed Realty, CommonWealth Partners, Holland Partners, Hudson Pacific Properties, Invesco, Ivanhoe Cambridge, Kilroy, LaSalle Investment, Lincoln Property Company, MetLife, Prudential, Shorenstein, Starwood Capital Group, Stockbridge, Talon Private Capital, TIAA-CREF, Touchstone, UBS, Urban Renaissance Group, Westbank, Wright Runstad & Company, Vulcan

Services

Service Lines
Landlord Representation
Property Type
Office
Featured News
Jul 17, 2019
Colliers' Laura Ford Named a Woman of Influence
In recognition of her accomplishments and service excellence as one of the Puget Sound's most successful brokerage professionals, our Laura Ford recently earned another national recognition — this one from GlobeSt.com and Real Estate Forum.
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Jan 30, 2019
extraSlice – The Place for Tech™ Expands Footprint at Benaroya I-90
Colliers' Jeff Livingston, Laura Ford and Derek Heed recently represented building ownership in a 16,450-square-foot expansion for extraSlice at Benaroya I-90 in Bellevue, WA.
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Nov 12, 2018
Laura Ford Named a Connect Media 2018 Women in Real Estate Award Winner
Congratulations to Colliers Puget Sound's Laura Ford, named a 2018 national winner of Connect Media's Women in Real Estate Awards. Per the online commercial real estate news organization, Laura is “a juggernaut of Seattle CRE” and one of their chosen “… inspirational women who play important roles in our industry — because of their talent, drive and fresh ideas.” She was one of just 10 women recognized in Connect’s national award winners’ category.
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Apr 4, 2018
CoStar names Colliers' Puget Sound office and several professionals to its Power Broker lists
CoStar recently named Colliers' Puget Sound offices and several brokerage professionals to its annual Power Broker lists.
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