About Us

Mission

Saratoga Commercial Real Estate provides the best possible commercial real estate brokerage, consultation and asset management services to real estate investors, owners, tenants and businesses. Simultaneously Saratoga Commercial Real Estate strives to provide an enjoyable and supportive work environment for its employees, vendors and associates; this offers commercial tenants the most responsive management available. Our business goals are to earn a comfortable income while working and supporting the community through active participation and generous donations.

History

Saratoga Commercial Real Estate was founded in January 1994 in Bellingham, Washington to provide professional and high-level commercial real estate brokerage, consultation, and asset management services. Originally starting with a small portfolio of properties, our office expanded and relocated three times over a nine-year period to accommodate an ever-growing demand for our services both locally and regionally.

In 2005 after participating as co-chairperson of a waterfront redevelopment task force, the original founder, Lydia Bennett, CCIM, CPM, went to work for the Port of Bellingham on that redevelopment project and to direct their real estate division. Ken Reinschmidt, CCIM, who was working in the technical sales industry, purchased Saratoga.

Amia Froese, CCIM, came on in 2006 and under Ken and Amia’s careful and inspired management, Saratoga has increased its brokerage capacity to ten brokers and tripled the management portfolio to well over 1,000,000 sf of managed office, retail, and industrial properties.

In 2019, Amia became the President and Designated Broker of Saratoga and continues to provide the same professional and high-level commercial real estate services today as when Saratoga was founded.

What We Do

Brokers at Saratoga Commercial Real Estate Strive to understand our client’s goals and objectives.  We foster a collaborative and team driven environment in our office and we work enthusiastically with other brokers.

Saratoga brokers leverage our deep fundamental understanding of commercial real estate to represent and negotiate our client’s transactions to purchase commercial real estate, market commercial real estate, sell commercial real estate, and lease commercial real estate.  Our success and reputation are based on our client’s success.

We have experience and expertise to provide service and guidance in a large variety of real estate activities:

  • Purchasing Investment Real Estate
  • Marketing and Selling Investment Real Estate
  • Tenant Representation
  • Leasing
  • Site location
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Permitting
  • Construction
  • Property Management

Affiliations

CCIM
ICSC
Sustainable Connections

Meet Our Team

Amia Froese, CCIM, CPM President / Designated Broker

Amia is the Owner, President and Designated Broker of Saratoga Commercial Real Estate.  She has been directly involved in the growth and organization of the company, helping to maintain and bolster the company’s three core offerings: brokerage, management and consulting.  During her tenure, Saratoga has…

Hannah Cano, Operations Manager / Broker

Hannah joined Saratoga in 2015 after moving to Bellingham from California. After graduating from the University of San Francisco in 2010, Hannah began her brokerage career at Grubb & Ellis (Newmark Grubb Knight Frank) in the competitive Southern California commercial real estate market, where Hannah…

David Buckner, Broker / Asset Manager

David joined the Saratoga team in 2020 after relocating to Bellingham to pursue his many outdoor passions and a burgeoning business market. After 5 years in Bellingham, he’s taken full advantage of the mountains and become a member of the Whatcom County commercial real estate…

Eva Grace, Asset Manager / Broker

Eva has served in Real Estate in Whatcom and Skagit Counties for almost four years and joined Saratoga in May 2017. Prior to moving to the Pacific Northwest, Eva was a senior account executive serving clients with digital and print marketing in Newport Beach/Irvine, from…

Nathan Shamseldin, Asset Manager/Broker

I came to Bellingham in the fall of 2017 from Seattle, pursuing a degree through Western Washington University. Soon to be graduating in March of 2022, I decided to finally pursue my dream career of commercial real estate. Having a family who is so involved…

Corrie Mitchell, Asset Manager

Corrie joined Saratoga as an asset manager in 2021.  After graduating from WWU, she earned her Master’s Degree in Education and has worked as instructor at Bellingham Technical College.  She is active in Bellingham’s community and previously served as the Youth Sports Director for The…

Ken Reinschmidt, CCIM Broker

Ken Reinschmidt actively pursues his interest in fly fishing (since age 5), rides his mountain bike as much as possible, and can’t get enough skiing at Mt. Baker.  Spending time with his family and working as a Board Member of Whatcom County Boys and Girls Clubs are also particularly…

Jaime Woods, Accounts Manager

Jaime started at Saratoga in 2013, beginning her career as an asset manager. However, Jaime’s high organizational skills and aptitude for numbers, have made her the ideal company Accounts Manager. Jaime is a skilled Accounts Manager and is an integral member of the Saratoga team.…