Advisory Council

John W. Magnuson, CPM®

John W. Magnuson, CPM® serves on 3KEYS Residential’s advisory council.

John W. Magnuson, CPM® has over 50 years of experience in property ownership, investment, and management.  Mr. Magnuson served as a member of – and real estate advisor to – the Washington State Investment Board and their eighty-billion-dollar retirement fund.  He was the 1991 National President of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM®) and is a Faculty Emeritus member of IREM®.  He is the author of a book entitled “Hot Topics: Exit Strategies for Real Estate Management Companies”, published by IREM®.  Mr. Magnuson has spoken before a world real estate congress in Paris and Singapore.  He has taught related subjects throughout the world – Canada, France, Hungary, Japan, Korea, Poland, and Singapore.  In 2006 he was awarded the Louise L. and Y.T. Lum Award by the IREM Foundation, honoring a lifetime of achievement in the field of investment real estate management. Mr. Magnuson was a qualified receiver, and expert witness, and served as a Special Master of the Superior Court and Custodian of the Federal Bankruptcy Court.  Mr. Magnuson was a founding trustee of the Washington Center for Real Estate Research.

Mr. Magnuson was a co-founding shareholder and chief operating officer of Holly Residential Properties Trust (NYSE: HRP).  The company was formed as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in 1993 and was traded on the New York Stock Exchange.  In 1995, HRP merged with Wellsford Residential Property Trust which then merged their 22,500 multifamily units in eight states with Equity Residential Property Trust (EQR) in 1997.  Prior to 1993, Magnuson Management, Inc., AMO® was a nationally recognized regional management company.  The firm was an Accredited Management Organization® and received the prestigious AMO® of the Year Award from the Western Washington IREM® Chapter No. 27 in the award’s inaugural year, 1989.

Mr. Magnuson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington in 1963.  He was a member of Crew and was awarded “Athlete of the Year” in 1962. 

Vanessa Magnuson, RPA®, CPM® Candidate

Vanessa Magnuson, RPA®, CPM® Candidate serves on 3KEYS Residential’s advisory council.

Vanessa Magnuson, RPA®, CPM® Candidate has over 20 years of residential and commercial real estate management experience.  Mrs. Magnuson is the director of operations for Colliers and their International Real Estate Management Services (REMS) division based in Bellevue and Seattle.  Vanessa’s responsibilities include owner representation and positive tenant relations, which she accomplishes through managing all aspects of marketing, leasing, service contracts, construction management, developing budgets, and monthly financial reports.  Her management expertise consists of industrial, office, medical office, and retail.

Mrs. Magnuson is a Certified Property Manager (CPM®) Candidate with the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM®).  She received her Real Property Administrator (RPA®) designation through the Seattle King County Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) May 2011.  She is a licensed Washington real estate broker and previously served on the BOMA Young Emerging Professionals (YEP) Task Force Committee.