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How It All Started

Troy Gessel is the founding principal at AGM Inc, a Bellevue based Pacific Northwest commercial real estate investment team specializing investment brokerage and asset management through the syndication model for institutional, regional, and local high-net-worth individuals. 

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Troy is a Principal at the Pacific Northwest office of Lee & Associates. A Bellevue based real estate brokerage firm offering a comprehensive range of commercial real estate services to over 65 markets across the US.


Troy brings over 36 years of expertise in commercial real estate to Lee & Associates. Prior to joining Lee, Troy was a principal and founding partner at AGM, Inc a Pacific Northwest commercial real estate and investment firm where he created a portfolio of over $500 million in acquired assets and raised over $100 million in equity. Troy started this firm with his partner after successful careers at Colliers Macaulay Nicolls and Pacific Real Estate partners.


With a vision to expand their focus, Gessel and his partner acquired Phillips Real Estate, a 40-year-old Pacific Northwest property management firm. The new partnership launched a combined portfolio of Commercial (AGM commercial portfolio), Multifamily, HOA | Community Association, and Residential assets.


With the association to Lee, Troy has created a partnership which benefits his clients by providing the power and resources of a larger corporation and the personal attention of a smaller firm. Each allowing Troy to better continue his focus on real estate investments through a full-service approach, all combined under the banner of Lee & Associates.


Gessel’s business acumen and passion for commercial real estate are complemented by his close friendships and personal ties with the Eastside community. Gessel and his wife of over 25 years, Elizabeth, have two children, and are active in social and philanthropic circles in both Seattle and Los Angeles.

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