Ethan Szmania joined The Foundation Group in 2017 with a deep professional interest in commercial real estate. As a relative newcomer, his entrepreneurial spirit and penchant for success provide him with a unsullied view on the industry and the Seattle market.
Incredibly attentive to the needs of buyers and sellers alike, Ethan is dedicated to building successful, long-term partnerships that benefit his clients. He is a proud Seattle native and wants to use his commercial real estate experiences to contribute positively to the changing landscape of the city.
In his free time, Ethan enjoys walking, biking, cooking, traveling, trying new restaurants, discovering new music, and learning new languages.
Ethan graduated from Western Washington University’s College of Business and Economics in 2014, where he studied international business, economics and German. Before joining The Foundation group, Ethan worked internationally for a marketing firm in Germany, and subsequently for a premiere bed & breakfast in central Washington. Ethan also owns and operates a property rental company in Seattle, whose success has steered him to pursue commercial real estate professionally.
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