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Cavan O’Keefe

Senior Managing Director

Cavan O'Keefe joined Newmark Knight Frank in 2016 as a senior managing director in the Seattle office, where he specializes in representing both tenants and landlords in office leasing transactions. Mr. O'Keefe works to provide clients in the Pacific Northwest market with access to NKF's top-of-the-line resources and the expertise of a leading full-service, entrepreneurial and global platform.

Mr. O'Keefe brings to his position 13 years of relevant experience. Most recently, he served as a first vice president at CBRE, where he focused on representing clients and providing investment advisory services in Downtown Seattle. In 2015, he completed more than 108 lease and sale transactions in Seattle, totaling more than 500,000 square feet. Mr. O'Keefe joined CBRE in 2004, after graduating from the University of Washington. He began his real estate career a year earlier, as a member of a Colliers International sales team, and prior experience in Real Estate development.

Landlord Clients

  • US Bank Centre, Seattle (CBD), Office: 945,575 SF
  • Union Station, Seattle (Pioneer Square), Office: 565,000 SF
  • Medical Dental Building, Seattle (CBD), Office/Medical: 295,000 SF
  • 400 Dexter, Seattle (South Lake Union), Office: 287,000 SF*
  • Smith Tower, Seattle (Pioneer Square), Office: 256,481 SF
  • 605 Union Station (South CBD), 254,995 SF
  • Norton Building, Seattle (South CBD), Office: 247,161 SF
  • Maritime Building, Seattle (Waterfront), Office; 220,000 SF
  • Millennium Tower, Seattle (South CBD), Office: 200,000 SF
  • 1818 Fairview Ave East Seattle (Eastlake), Office: 200,000 SF
  • Waterfront Place, Seattle (Waterfront), Office: 188,000 SF
  • 1100 Eastlake, Seattle (South Lake Union), Office: 185,000 SF
  • Yale & Thomas, Seattle (South Lake Union), Office: 161,000 SF
  • Colman Building, Seattle (CBD), Office: 139,000 SF
  • Bay Vista Building, Seattle (Belltown), Office: 119,000 SF
  • AGC Building, Seattle (South Lake Union), Office: 115,000 SF
  • 1260 Mercer Street, Seattle (South Lake Union), Office: 104,500 SF
  • South Seattle Business Park, Seattle (SoDo), Office: 103,000 SF

Tenant Clients:

  • Cobalt Group, Seattle, WA, Office, 140,000 SF
  • UBER, Seattle, WA, Office 90,000 SF
  • GE Healthcare, Seattle, WA, Office: 77,891 SF
  • Attachmate, Seattle, WA, Office: 72,000 SF
  • RR Donnelley, Various, Office: 70,000 SF
  • Car Toys, Seattle, WA, Office, 52,000 SF
  • Groupon, Seattle, WA, Office: 46,058 SF
  • Puget Sound Gastroenterology, Various, Office: 35,000 SF
  • Pentad, Redmond, WA, Office: 20,000 SF
  • GE Aviation, Kent, WA, Office: 19,399 SF
  • Zonar, Seattle, WA, Office: 16,838 SF
  • Aquent, Seattle, WA, Office: 15,000 SF
  • IPHC, Seattle, WA, Office: 11,000 SF


  • Aquarium Society
  • Attachmate
  • Car Toys/Wireless Advocates
  • Connor Construction
  • Dr. Barrett DDS
  • GE Healthcare
  • John L. Scott
  • Karpenske Marine
  • Logic 20/20
  • Matisia Consulting
  • Metzler Real Estate
  • Peach
  • Pilchuck Glass
  • Puget Sound Gastroenterology
  • Tred.com
  • Unico Properties
  • WL Gore


  • Costar Power Broker, 2015
  • Rookie of the Year, CB Richard Ellis, Inc., 2007


  • Founder and board member, Seattle Charity Events
  • Board member, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • Committee member, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation

Mr. O'Keefe earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the Univeristy of Washington.

Cavan O’Keefe
Cavan O’Keefe
Senior Managing Director
1420 5th Avenue
Suite 2150
Seattle, WA 98101
United States
T  206.395.2903

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Areas of Specialization
  • Tenant Representation
  • Landlord Representation
  • Office Sales and Leasing

Years of Experience
13 years