Meet The Team

Nicholas Ratzke, SIOR

Industrial/Office Specialist

Nicholas specializes in industrial and office property sales, leasing and development in South King and Pierce County. Since starting in 2014, Nicholas has proven himself to be a leader in his market, completing over 475 transactions. Within the last six months, Nicholas completed over $139,000,000 worth of transactions. He works tirelessly to ensure his clients get the best deal possible and more importantly are happy with the transaction. Prior to joining Neil Walter Company, he worked for Sellen Construction while attending Western Washington University.


  • Rezoned and entitled 29.08 acres of industrial land on behalf of Pierce County. Representing Pierce County on the land sale.
  • Represented New Sound Transportation in the acquisition of 10.9 acres in Fife, WA from Benaroya Company. New Sound Transportation developed a 56,000 SF distribution facility and truck repair shop. Subsequently sold the property to as a sale leaseback to CenterPoint properties for $25,530,750.
  • Represented a local private owner in the sale of a 350,101 SF manufacturing facility to Fortress for $46,000,000 in Tumwater, WA.
  • Represented the seller and buyer on an 8 building 133,595 sf flex portfolio sale. Retained the leasing with the buyer, BKM Capital Partners.
  • Represented Black Creek Group in the acquisition of 7 acres in Lakewood, WA. Black Creek Group is developed a 148,407 SF warehouse. Retained the leasing.
  • Represented the buyer in the acquisition of Columbia Bank Center, a 186,000 SF class A office building in Tacoma, WA for $58,300,000.
  • Landlord representation of 9 different flex industrial parks in South King and Pierce County totaling more than 850,000 sf of total space. Landlords include both institutional and private ownership groups.
  • Represented the seller and buyer on a 63,964 sf multi-tenant industrial park in Fife, WA. Retained the leasing with the buyer, MCA Realty.


  • A. Finance Concentration, Business Administration, Western Washington University (Bellingham, WA)
  • SIOR designation, Society of Industrial and Office Realtors
  • NAIOP – Member/South Sound Committee

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