We have worked with Marianne Christian in the sale of our two commercial properties and we recommend her highly.  She is a consummate professional in the commercial real estate market.  She is honest, aggressively smart, and thorough in her approach to selling property.  I was particularly impressed by her persistence in pursuing information as well as making sure there is no “stone unturned” for possible consequences down the line for the seller.   She knows the commercial real estate market hands down and how to sell property quickly and efficiently.

As an example, we had inherited a triple net investment in Auburn that was quickly nearing the end of its long lease cycle.  The tenant decided not to renew his options.   Two realtors knew of the difficulties in the selling this property so refused to take up the challenge.  Marianne saw the possibilities and sold it within a short period of time.   It is because of her we were able to achieve top dollar for the both of our properties. We can't recommend her enough.

Helen Arrowsmith

Cheng Family Holdings IV LLC

Seattle, WA




I have worked with Marianne Christian for a number of years in the Northwest. Our predecessor firm had assignments to develop free standing stores for a national automotive repair chain, and restaurants for another national chain. Marianne helped us with site identification and evaluation on both of these assignments.  



Marianne represented my firm in the negotiation of the purchase of the land. In addition, she identified the permits required for the developments and made the initial contact with the various municipal agencies. She was able to identify potential issues and solutions for several properties.


Marianne has a great deal of experience in real estate development and brokerage. Her help on these assignments were instrumental in providing a successful expansion program for our clients. I have always enjoyed working with Marianne and I hope we can do more business in the future.


Jeffrey R. Wakeman,

CentDev Properties, Development and Investments

Cornelius, North Carolina