Seattle, Wash. (February 8, 2018) – Kidder Mathews Chairman and CEO, Jeff Lyon, has been named a CEO of the Year by Seattle Business Magazine as part of their 2018 Executive Excellence Awards. The awards gala was recently held at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle.
The Executive Excellence Awards recognize select Washington state senior executives who have demonstrated extraordinary, consistent leadership in guiding their companies to success. It is considered one of the most prestigious individual executive honors in the Pacific Northwest. Nominations are judged by a team of experts and leaders, with the judging panel having received 82 applications this year.
In 1991 Lyon merged his family-owned business, Lyon Commercial, with Kidder Mathews and he was later promoted to Chairman and CEO. During his career he has also received the impressive “Entrepreneur of the Year” award by Ernst & Young. Under his leadership he has grown the company from four offices and 150 people, to 21 offices in five states with over 700 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 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 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 over 700 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 $7 billion in transactions, manages nearly 50 million square feet of space, and conducts 1,500 appraisals annually. For more information, visit kiddermathews.com.