Seattle, Wash. (July 8, 2021) – Kidder Mathews, the largest privately held commercial real estate firm on the West Coast, has promoted Paul Klink to President of Asset & Client Services and Erin French, CPM®, CCIM to COO of Asset Services. Both are shareholders in the firm.
Klink is a longtime leader and widely known in the commercial real estate industry with 35 years specializing in providing clients a full suite of CRE services — including property and asset management — to enhance service delivery. Earlier this year, Klink was promoted to President of Kidder Mathews Client Services. Now, he will also lead the company’s Asset Services division. Klink’s prior national leadership roles include Newmark Knight Frank, where he headed the firm’s industrial division, as well as a decade at Cushman & Wakefield, where he was the executive managing director of Asset and Investor Services. He is based in Kidder Mathews’ Southern California offices.
“Kidder Mathews’ private ownership structure lends to the ability to offer a high-touch service element and creates a very compelling culture that attracts top service providers. That is increasingly hard to find in large commercial real estate companies that are most often publicly held and focused on the bottom line,” says Klink. “The firm’s phenomenal growth and continued success is a testament to value of that element and the exponential benefit it creates for clients. I’m happy to be part of a company that addresses the unique needs of clients at the top of an ever-evolving industry.”
Erin French has held various leadership roles in Kidder Mathews’ Asset Services group since she joined the company 20 years ago. Prior to her new role as COO of Asset Services, French and her vast management team built and led the largest and most profitable property management region in the firm. She holds the Certified Property Manager (CPM®) and Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designations and has over 28 years of experience in commercial real estate asset management operations. French will be based in the firm’s Pacific Northwest headquarters.
“Kidder Mathews has helped shape West Coast commercial real estate for over 50 years,” says French. “I’ve been with the company nearly half of that time and watched it continue to grow and flourish. Firms with lasting success like this have a growth mindset and a creative edge, and I know the company will continue to be successful into the next century.”
“Paul’s wide breadth of industry experience and deep knowledge of service delivery put him in an excellent position to lead this division to new accomplishments,” says Kidder Mathews CEO Bill Frame. “Combine that with Erin’s decades-long track record of success in management and expertise in asset services, and I have no doubt these two will help our company and clients thrive into the next chapter.”
About Kidder Mathews
Kidder Mathews is the largest independently owned commercial real estate firm on the West Coast, with 900 real estate professionals and staff in 21 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 $8 billion in transactions, manages over 70 million square feet of space, and conducts over 1,800 appraisals annually.