As an entrepreneur, business owner, and investor, Jill Ames offers a valuable prospective to her clients because she understands how critical the right location and lease are to a company’s culture, recruiting efforts, and bottom line. She helps her clients minimize business interruption and maximize ROI through strong lease negotiations, understanding of the market and utilization of space.
Jill has been in the real estate industry since 1999 and has commercial experience that includes not only tenant placement and representation, but also foreclosure auctions, condo-conversions, multi-family and commercial real estate purchase transactions. Her experience includes owning two different franchise concepts, as well as multiple real estate services companies. Jill’s experience makes her an invaluable partner in blending business needs with pragmatic commercial real estate solutions.
She helped her husband, Jeremy, find the initial office spaces that allowed his business, Guidant Financial, to grow to one of the Inc 500 fastest growing companies and which now helps launch more than 2,000 small businesses and franchises each year.
Jill is the best Commercial Real Estate broker you can get. Not only is she very detail oriented, organized, and has great knowledge of the market and relationships with other agents out there, but she was very helpful in helping me making the right decision in selecting our office. Initially during our search, I wasn't sure where exactly we want to be, but Jill was able to help me to see the values of being in the area we are currently in with her great consultative approach. She always responded promptly and never left any questions unanswered.
~ Joshua L. Franchisee of Stratus Building Solutions
Jill was our agent as we were searching for an office space for our small start-up. We had a laundry list of wishes for our new space, and Jill was incredibly patient in listening to us and showing us listings that met our criteria. She was also highly knowledgeable about leasing issues and negotiation strategies. We were thrilled with her and would definitely use her services again when the need arises.
~ Mina Y. CEO Lulabop
Jill's expertise helped guide us into an office space that was a much better fit than our previous space. Also as a group of several partners she managed all of our different opinions and perspectives with patience and professionalism.
~ Dr. Julie A. Psychologist Private Practice
Jill lives in Kirkland with her two children and her husband Jeremy Ames. They enjoy traveling, attending her son's little league games, and cheering for the Seahawks.
Jill and Jeremy believe strongly in giving back, and have donated their time as board or committee members and advisor's to several empowerment-focused international charities including Manos Unidas and E2 Educational Services.