Our philosophy at Vantage Commercial Partners is to go above and beyond the expectations of clients by providing a variety of unique services from landlord lease negotiations, business appraisals, securing environmental testing of properties, architect and contractor referrals, helping secure a lender, help with attaining licenses and permits, interfacing with the liquor control board or the gambling commission and providing vendor lists.
Our friendly and courteous staff will make you feel at home and are all you will need to make your dreams a reality.
About John Shim
|Direct Line: 206.681.4640|
With over 20 years as an owner/operator of multiple businesses in the northwest region, John Shim has had a lasting impact in the small business community. Whether it was a new build out or a takeover of an existing business, John has had success in every opportunity he has tackled.
After graduating from the University of Washington, John rolled up his sleeves and got right into ‘the business of making businesses work’. By negotiating and purchasing struggling businesses, turning them around, and then preparing them to be sold. Whether it was in the restaurant, hospitality, or service industry, he has always strived in ‘making the right deal’.
In 2011, John finally made the switch to helping others fulfill their dreams of small business ownership by joining the team at Vantage Commercial Partners. In his passion to help buyer’s find the right fit and to help seller’s move on to their next venture, he has diligently worked to always make sure that his clients are well prepared to be successful.
“The question of one’s future should not be, ‘what do I want to do?’ The question should always be, ‘what can’t I do?’…”
About Sandy Turek
A highly accomplished individual with experience in domestic, government, and international operations, Sandy Turek retired from federal service after 29 years. The goal was to discontinue work related travel and be closer to family. After a month of "retirement", Sandy set about obtaining her Real Estate License. Sandy Turek has been instrumental in the evolution of Vantage Commercial Partners, bringing a strong business background with her. She is the Office Manager - Executive Assistant, allowing for demonstrated organization, customer service, communication, and project management skills proven by her successful careers.
Sandy Turek has owned her own businesses and conducted all phases of management and customer service. From owning a small "mom and pop" grocery store, to a gravel and backhoe service, Sandy has demonstrated her ability to communicate with the public, provide organization in a business, and follow through on projects. Sandy Turek's many years of government service have enhanced these traits.
Sandy Turek is a well respected member of the MK 46 Torpedo community and has received numerous awards from both US and foreign governments for customer service, communication, project management, and organization.
Sandy Turek will ascertain you receive the information required to assist in your business decision, and provide coordination through to the closing of your purchase or sale.
About Carrie Field Topacio
|Direct Line: 206.910.8838|
Carrie Field Topacio spent 20 years honing her communication and management skills in Seattle’s hospitality industry. She enjoyed a wide range of positions from catering sales manager of Seattle’s premier private club, the Columbia Tower Club, to bartending at Seattle’s most well-known landmark, the Space Needle. Mrs. Field Topacio partnered with her husband on a number of business opportunities where her roles, as co-owner of the Baltic Room and co-owner/operator of the Acorn Eatery & Bar and The Nutty Time Double Decker Bus, were instrumental in the success of each venture.
In 2005, Mrs. Field Topacio became a Commercial Agent and teamed with her husband Conrad Topacio. She lends her extensive management training, immense organizational skills, and her dynamic personality to the team. Once again, her hands-on customer service and deep knowledge of the business have been invaluable to the growth of the business. In early 2009 Carrie and Conrad began a new chapter in their Real Estate career and opened Vantage Commercial Partners.
Mrs. Field Topacio was a founding member of the Crown Hill Chamber of Commerce and served as Vice President from 2004-2005. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Bastyr University.
About Conrad Topacio
|Direct Line: 206.669.0576|
Primed with degrees in Business Management and Hotel and Restaurant Management, Conrad Topacio spent the early part of his career working in the hospitality industry in San Francisco, Hawaii, and Seattle. With a deep love of food, profound people skills, and a thirst for knowledge, he thrived in a variety of positions from Banquet Chef and Kitchen Manager to Food and Beverage Director and Executive Chef.
In 1991, after 20 successful years in the hospitality industry, Mr. Topacio joined Imperial Real Estate and began his career in Commercial Real Estate. His vast knowledge of the workings of the hospitality industry and his ambition were essential in the acclaim that he received and his speedy rise to the top tier of Seattle’s Commercial Real Estate professionals. In 1996, he joined Prudential Real Estate, which eventually became Quorum Real Estate, where in 1998, his diligence was acknowledged with a “Top Producer” Award. In his time at Quorum, Mr. Topacio began working with venture capitalists, and it came as no surprise to anyone when he later parlayed his dual passions into a handful of successful ventures, including two of Seattle’s premier nightclubs, The Showbox and Baltic Room, as well as a beloved neighborhood restaurant, the Acorn Eatery & Bar.
In 2001, Mr. Topacio joined John Paul Mitchell Associates, where his expertise in Commercial Real Estate and Multi Units sales along with Business Acquisitions, Sales and Venture Capital Investments continued to expand. To this day, it is his strong work ethic, gregarious personality, and deep-seated ties to the hospitality community that play a key role in Mr. Topacio’s thriving career. From this belief of hard work and customer service he and Carrie Field Topacio, wife and partner, began Vantage Commercial Partners in early 2009.
Mr. Topacio is a member of many organizations including: the Washington Restaurant Association, the Commercial Brokers Association, the Northwest Multiple Listings Association, and the American Culinary Federation. He is also honored to be a member of the Washington Liquor Control Board’s volunteer liquor task force.
A full-service Commercial Real Estate Company with extensive experience in:
- Business Acquisitions & Business Sales
- Venture Capital Investments
We go above and beyond client expectations
by providing a variety of unique services:
- Landlord lease negotiations
- Business Appraisals
- Assisting with State and Local Licenses & Permits
- E2 & EB5 Visa
- Lending Resources
- Architect & Contractor referrals
- Securing environmental testing
- Working with Washington State Liquor Control Board
or the Washington State Gambling Commission
- Vendor Lists
- Purveyor Introductions