After 33 years in the commercial real estate business, Jack B. Richlen founded Commercial Brokerage Specialists (“CBS”) in 1997. The premise for founding the company was a perceived need in the market place for a higher degree of personal service for clients seeking integrity and follow through with their real estate needs. The geographical focus of the company was to serve Western Washington along the I-5 corridor from Canada to Oregon, with a special emphasis on the Greater Seattle market place.

The company came to the market place with a rich and varied background of real estate experience in investment, sales, leasing and real estate development. This expertise spanned all different areas within the commercial real estate industry.

In 2000 Harry Rubin brought his wealth of knowledge and background to the company from the real estate trust department of a major bank. In 2005 Kevin Slattery brought his enthusiasm and experience in property management to the company. The addition of these two individuals continued a pattern of client services and has enabled the company to better serve all of its clients. The company has a policy of all principals participating in all transactions in order to ensure the highest level of service to the needs of all clients. This successful formula will continue as long as the company exists.


Jack B. Richlen

Jack brings more than 50 years of sales development experience in commercial real estate to the Seattle Commercial Real Estate team. His experience includes: Property Management, Leasing, Sales, Raising Equity for Partnerships ($28,000,000 +), Site Acquisition, Approval, Development, Financing, Partnership Management and Administration.

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Tish Johnson

Tish Johnson is a Licensed Real Estate Managing Broker who currently specializes in working with both buyers and sellers in the ‘South King County Commercial/Industrial investment markets.

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Harry Rubin

From 1972 to 1987, Harry held the position of Senior Trust Officer working with closely held businesses, appraising and selling properties. In 1987 the focus of responsibilities moved toward real estate management as Manager of Trust Real Estate, Washington overseeing $110 million in assets.
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Geza Berger

Geza Berger has specialized in multifamily sales for over 40 years in the Greater Seattle Area. He has also been involved in other investment property sales. In addition, he was the managing partner of six-apartment complexes as well as individual owner of several smaller multifamily properties for over 20 years in the Seattle area.
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Tricia Leonard

Tricia has over 25 years experience in real estate law and asset management. She graduated from Loyola University’s Chicago School of Law with her Masters of Jurisprudence, Business and Corporate Governance Law, with a Certificate of Concentration in Compliance.  Additionally, she holds an Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies and a Bachelor’s Degree in Management.  She is a licensed Broker in Washington, formerly held a Limited Practice Officer license, was formerly nationally certified as a Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP), and is a Notary Public.  She has experience in commercial, retail, residential, forestry and raw land as well as property and asset management.  Tricia can be reached via email at Tricia@commbrokerage.com or by calling (206) 625-6941 (office) or (206) 399-9224 (cell).
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