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Yates, Wood & MacDonald, Inc.

   425 Pontius Ave N
   Suite 203
   Seattle, WA 98042

Types of Properties We Manage:

 -  Single Home/condo (up to $300K)
 -  Single Home/condo ($300 to $500K)
 -  Single Home/condo ($500K to $1M)
 -  Single Home/condo (over $1M)
 -  HOA (2 - 49 units)
 -  HOA (50 - 99 units)
 -  HOA (100+ units)
 -  COA (2 - 49 units)
 -  COA (50 - 99 units)
 -  COA (100+ units)
 -  Multi-Family (2-4 units)
 -  Multi-Family (5 -19 units)
 -  Multi-Family (20-99 units)
 -  Multi-Family (100+ units)
 -  Retail (Up to 9,999 sqft)
 -  Retail (10K -100K sqft)
 -  Retail (100K+ sqft)
 -  Office (Up to 9,999 sqft)
 -  Office (10K -100K sqft)
 -  Office (100K+ sqft)
 -  Warehouse (Up to 100K sqft)
 -  Warehouse (100K+ sqft)

Yates, Wood & MacDonald, Inc.

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2013 Visitors' Choice Award

Yates, Wood & MacDonald, Inc. is a diversified commercial real estate firm providing brokerage, property management and association management services in the Puget Sound region since 1944.

The Company's qualified, motivated agents and staff have earned a reputation for high caliber service, responsiveness and professionalism. The office is conveniently located in the South Lake Union neighborhood.

The mission of the property manager is to create an environment in which businesses can thrive in order for the value of the owner's investment to be maximized.

Yates, Wood & MacDonald, Inc.

Tenant Relations
One of the first duties of a manager is to get to know the tenants and understand the unique needs of each business. The property manager:

  • Visits tenants frequently
  • Responds to complaints and suggestions graciously and quickly
  • Treats tenants and their employees professionally and courteously
  • Lets business owners know that their tenancy is appreciated
  • Communicates key terms clearly at lease inception
  • Describes annual expense summaries clearly and accurately
  • Secures performance of all lease provisions including timely payment of rent and other charges; acceptable care of the premises; obeying parking and other rules; honoring exclusives granted to other retail tenants.

To find great residents, the property manager:

  • Stays informed about market rents through periodic neighborhood property surveys and participation in the Dupre & Scott report
  • Advertises in the most appropriate print medium-local newspapers, the Seattle Times/PI, For Rent magazine, etc.
  • Maintains appropriate signage which may be large banners for new buildings in the pre-leasing stage, sandwich boards for in-city properties and eye-catching permanent signs.
  • Develops a flyer for prospective residents
  • Screens applications thoroughly by obtaining a credit report, calling previously landlords and verifying employment information.

Maintenance and Repair
Working with the owner, the manager designs a program of preventative and remedial maintenance consistent with the property's annual and long range budgets. To implement the program, the manager:

  • Evaluates the duties and responsibilities of current employees including the resident manager and service providers and recommends alternatives if appropriate.
  • Visits the property frequently inspecting all common areas including parking areas, landscaping and interior lobby andhallways for cleanliness and proper maintenance
  • Arranges for periodic inspection and maintenance of fire and safety systems, HVAC units, elevators, and the roof
  • Obtains competitive bids for large projects and supervises them to completion
  • Responds to emergency calls after hours if necessary

Administration and Accounting
As needed by the owner, the manager:

  • Prepares the annual operating budget; and provides interim cash flow updates
  • Communicates frequently with the owner regarding actual financial performance compared to the budget and overall property condition
  • Obtains competitive bids for insurance coverage
  • Begins an eviction process if necessary as soon as possible to minimize the loss of rent and unit down time

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