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Jim West

Commercial Managing Broker

Jim West
10000 NE 7th Avenue, Suite 400
Vancouver Washington 98685
Direct: (360) 233-3048
Email: jim@jimwestcommercialre.com

We turbo charge our client’s success, with expert market knowledge, integrity, and transparency.


Investment Purchase/Sale Broker

Leasing Landlord/Tenant Representation

Commercial Property Management Services



Vancouver, Washington


  • 2013-2021 Best In Business   Nine Years Running!
  • Licensed WA Real Estate Managing Broker
  • SWWA Association of Realtors
  • Clark County Association of Realtors

In 2008, Jim established his Commercial Real Estate practice in Southwest Washington. His mission was to assist local Business Owners and Entrepreneurs accelerate their business success. Over his extensive career, he has helped many clients unravel the mysteries of Commercial Leasing and guide in the transition from leasing to owning business property, building more wealth. He also adds Commercial Property Management to his service offerings.

Jim has worked primarily with busy professionals; CPA’s, Insurance Offices, Attorneys, Medical & Dental Practitioners, Engineering Firms, and Local Contractors who would often struggle with the time requirements involved in making such a transition. Seeing a need to help ease the unexpected struggles and educate, he partnered with Northwest Business Development Association to create a free education series called “Commercial Property 101 – Stop Leasing and Own Your Business Property”. This workshop focus afforded him to become well versed across three primary segments of the industry; retail, office and small light industrial buildings, working as Tenant and Buyer Representation.

One of his most comprehensive projects was that of assisting a local Dentist acquire a parcel in front of a Walmart, located in one of the busiest transportation corridors in our community. Jim remained alongside during the construction and development process, then provided leasing services to 100% occupancy with both national and regional tenants. The entire process spanned three and a half years.

Jim spent his first nine years with Coldwell Banker Commercial, three years with Zenith Properties, another three years with Wise Move RE. He is now with AARE as a Managing Broker Mentor as well as Wise Move Property Management.

An extensive component of Jim’s marketing efforts has been to maintain a highly visible presence in the local business and non-profit community. Much of what drives Jim is the desire to help others succeed. His mindset has been recognized by his peers and the community, voting him Clark County’s “Best In Business” for the past nine years.

Community Involvement / Chambers of Commerce:

  • Greater Vancouver Small Business Advisory Committee
  • Battleground Chamber of Commerce
  • Investor Columbia River Economic Development Council
  • Southwest Washington Contractors Association; Board Member, Marketing Committee Chair
  • Hazel Dell Salmon Creek Business Association
  • Vancouver’s Downtown Association
  • City of Vancouver Parking Advisory Committee

Commercial Real Estate Credentials:

  • Licensed Washington Real Estate Managing Broker
  • National Association of Realtors
  • Washington Association of Realtors
  • Clark County Association of Realtors


  • Graduate of Willamette University with a Degree in Economics


  • Licensed Real Estate Broker (since 11/2000)
  • SAFE/NMLS Mortgage Broker License State and National Certifications (since 01/2011)
  • Licensed Insurance Financial Services (LHA) (since 10/2015)

Non-Profit Boards:

  • Greater Clark County Rotary; Foundation Board Treasurer, Past President
  • Leadership Clark County; Social Services Session Committee
  • Clark County Skills Center Foundation Board