Arie Salomon

Principal/NAI Business Manager

NAI Puget Sound Properties
600 108th Avenue NE Suite 340
Bellevue, Washington 98004
United States
T +1 425 586 5636
M 14252469280

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Industrial, Logistics / Multi-Modal

Background & Experience

Arie Salomon joined NAI Puget Sound Properties in 1998 as a Principal. As a continual top producer in his field, Arie’s been recognized for his work on numerous occasions, including being named one of the three finalists for the SIOR Industrial Broker of the Year for Washington state 11 times (he won in 1998 and 2015). He has also been honored as one of the market’s top deal makers by the CoStar Group several years in a row. He most recently made the NAI Global “Top 10 Producers Worldwide” list four years in a row—a global distinction.

Over the course of his career, Arie has been retained by many of the clients he started out with decades ago, and has represented institutional investors such as Prologis, LBA Realty, Dividend Capital Trust, and Principal Financial Group for multiple investment and leasing assignments. In addition, he’s represented Flow International, Central Garden & Pet, International Airport Centers, Formica Corporation, Steelcase, and more in complex real estate transaction negotiations.

A specialist in industrial sales and leasing, Arie and his partner, Jeff Forsberg, were brought on board to start up NAI PSP’s industrial division. Through Arie’s strong leadership and his team’s hard work, NAI PSP is now industrial dominant in focus with a major presence in Seattle’s Southend (where Arie’s experience shines through). Additionally, Arie’s leadership has been a contributing factor in NAI PSP’s tenfold employee count growth over the years.

For Arie, one of the highlights of his position at NAI PSP is advocating for his clients. He views himself more a consultant than a broker, provides candid advice to his clients, and appreciates that a handshake “means something”—it represents a mutual trust between himself, his team, and his clients that’s often lacking in the commercial real estate industry. With an inborn desire to continually improve, Arie understands the importance of being a certified expert in his field and goes above and beyond normal protocol to gain industry insight that he can leverage when devising creative solutions for his clients. Another key to Arie’s success is—and always has been—his deeply ingrained determination to take ownership over his actions and to lead by example. A former tank commander in the IDF, Arie learned to value these qualities when he became an officer at age 21. He also credits his father with instilling in him high standards and integrity and places great stock in his father’s maxim that, “When you tell the truth, you don’t need to remember what you said—you always say the same thing.”

Relatedly, Arie’s been a major player in shaping NAI PSP’s company culture; he believes in rewarding hard work and, when recruiting, he encourages his team to focus on character versus earnings, feeling that through strong guidance and leadership, good people can be guided to become good brokers. Uncoincidentally, NAI PSP has earned a reputation for its integrity, ethics, client dedication, team cooperation, and low employee attrition and was recently recognized as the number one place to work for a business of its size by the Puget Sound Business Journal for the second year in a row—a feat Arie takes much pride in.

Arie received his BA in Business Administration from the University of Washington, with a concentration in Marketing and International Business. He serves on the Washington State CCIM Chapter Board and was Chapter President in 2008. He has also served on the CCIM National Advisory Board for the Partner’s Program and was Chairman for this program in 2008. He served as the First Vice President for Region 1 (Alaska, Idaho, Washington, Oregon and Montana) for the CCIM Institute. He has completed the JW Levine Leadership Development Academy and serves as a member on the National Board of Directors for CCIM.

He currently resides in Bellevue with his wife, and in his free time enjoys yoga, circuit training, traveling, and watching European soccer—he’s attended both the Eurocup (once) and the World Cup (twice).

Professional Awards

  • 2019 SIOR Industrial Broker of the Year - Finalist
  • 2017 SIOR Industrial Broker of the Year - Finalist
  • 2015 SIOR Industrial Broker of the Year - Winner
  • 2014 SIOR Industrial Broker of the Year - Finalist
  • 2013 SIOR Industrial Broker of the Year - Finalist
  • 2008 SIOR Industrial Broker of the Year - Finalist
  • 2007 SIOR Industrial Broker of the Year - Finalist
  • 2006 SIOR Industrial Broker of the Year - Finalist
  • 2004 SIOR Industrial Broker of the Year - Finalist
  • 1998 SIOR Industrial Broker of the Year - Winner
  • 1997 SIOR Industrial Broker of the Year - Finalist

  • 2019 NAI Global Top 10 Producers Worldwide - #7
  • 2018 NAI Global Top 10 Producers Worldwide - #9
  • 2017 NAI Global Top 10 Producers Worldwide - #9
  • 2016 NAI Global Top 50 Producers Worldwide

  • 2019 NAI Global Top Producing Team - #5
  • 2018 NAI Global Top Producing Team - #2
  • 2017 NAI Global Top Producing Team - #3
  • 2016 NAI Global Top Producing Team - #4


Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration - University of Washington

Professional Associations & Designations

  • SIOR - Society of Industrial and Office Realtors
  • CCIM - Certified Commercial Investment Member
  • CBA - Commercial Brokers Association
  • WSCAR - Washington State Commercial Association of Realtors
  • Member of NAI Global’s National Logistics Practice Group

Transaction History

Recent Sale Transactions

  • $195,000,000 - 1,150,000 SF Building Sale (Centralia, WA)
  • $31,293,062 - 441,250 SF Building Sale (Sumner, WA)
  • $26,100,000 - 91.57 Acre Land Sale (DuPont, WA)
  • $17,750,000 - 228,907 SF Building Sale (Kent, WA)
  • $11,600,000 - 108,644 SF Building Sale (Puyallup, WA)
  • $10,150,000 - 115,189 SF Building Sale (Kent, WA)
  • $ 9,070,000 - 11.95 Acre Land Sale (Kent, WA)
  • $ 7,500,000 - 101,890 SF Building Sale (Kent, WA)
  • $ 4,824,000 - 64,077 SF Building Sale (SeaTac, WA)
  • $ 4,290,000 - 50,450 SF Building Sale (Kent, WA)

Recent Lease Transactions

  • $74,677,504 - 1,200,540 SF BTS Lease (Winlock, WA)
  • $24,913,340 - 618,052 SF Lease (Carrollton, TX)
  • $21,000,000 - 360,000 SF Lease (Sumner, WA)
  • $19,235,103 - 611,573 SF Lease (Rancho Cucamonga, CA)
  • $18,863,797 - 220,800 SF Lease (Kent, WA)
  • $14,051,662 - 219,910 SF Lease (Kent, WA)
  • $13,743,363 - 228,300 SF Lease (Kent, WA)
  • $ 3,882,222 - 164,469 SF Lease (Renton, WA)
  • $ 2,370,091 - 73,318 SF Lease (Kent, WA)
  • $ 1,926,732 - 55,331 SF Lease (Auburn, WA)
  • $ 1,501,680 - 11.97 Acre Land Lease (Sumner, WA)
  • $ 1,395,245 - 61,999 SF Lease (Kent, WA)
  • $ 1,354,985 - 50,450 SF Lease (Kent, WA)
  • $ 1,351,759 - 52,816 SF Lease (Auburn, WA)
  • $ 1,302,668 - 64,000 SF Lease (Kent, WA)
  • $ 1,075,748 - 29,301 SF Lease (SeaTac, WA)

Strategic Clients

  • Atkore International
  • Benaroya Companies
  • Boeing Realty Corporation
  • Cabot Industrial Trust
  • Central Garden & Pet
  • DHL Worldwide Express
  • Dividend Capital Trust
  • Flow International
  • Formica Corporation
  • Glenborough Realty Trust
  • Guardian Life Insurance
  • Industrial Property Trust
  • International Airport Centers
  • Invesco
  • LBA Realty
  • Lowe’s
  • PM Realty Advisors
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Prologis
  • Saint Gobain
  • Schnitzer Investment Group
  • Service Van Lines
  • Steelcase