Seattle, Wash. (August 20, 2019) – Kidder Mathews’ Chairman and CEO, Jeff Lyon, has been honored with the pinnacle Lifetime Achievement award by the Puget Sound Business Journal’s Commercial Real Estate Leadership Awards.
Lyon was honored with the top achievement on Friday, August 16, at a formal awards event in Seattle. It is the first time the Puget Sound Business Journal has held the Commercial Real Estate Leadership Awards, which celebrate the preeminent leaders in commercial real estate in the Puget Sound area. Several hundred commercial real estate industry professionals attended the event.
In addition to the PSBJ Lifetime Achievement Award, Lyon won Seattle Business Magazine’s CEO of the Year in 2018, and Ernst & Young’s Northwest Entrepreneur of the Year in 2009.
In 1991 Lyon merged his family-owned business, Lyon Commercial, with Kidder Mathews and he was later promoted to Chairman and CEO. Under his vision and leadership the company has grown from four offices and 150 people, to 22 offices in five states with over 800 employees and professionals, making Kidder Mathews the largest independent commercial real estate firm on the West Coast.
As an active participant in the community, Lyon serves on the board of directors for the Economic Development Council for Tacoma-Pierce County, Kidder Mathews, Heritage Bank, the CCIM Education Foundation, and the Tacoma-Pierce County Sports Commission. Lyon is also a board member for the University of Washington Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies, and he is a past board member for the University of Washington Tacoma Milgard School of Business. Lyon has served as the president of the Washington Association of Realtors and the Tacoma-Pierce County Association of Realtors, and he is a two-time past president of Washington’s CCIM Chapter.
About Kidder Mathews
Kidder Mathews is the largest independently owned commercial real estate firm on the West Coast, with 800 real estate professionals and staff in 22 offices in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, and Arizona. Kidder Mathews offers a complete range of brokerage, appraisal, property management, consulting, project & construction management, and debt & equity finance services for all property types. The firm performs $9 billion in transactions, manages over 55 million square feet of space, and conducts over 1,600 appraisals annually.