eric akines


Properties of Distinction




Eric’s business expertise has been honed over the course of 20+ years as a global product and branding executive with iconic brands that include adidas, Starbucks and Nordstrom. He has an open and authentic approach to business through storytelling, world-class marketing, and strong customer service and he’s enjoyed the relationships he’s built in the luxury goods industry across the globe. Most of all, Eric has a passion for real estate and is excited to apply his decades of experience to his life as a broker. 

One of the most important lessons Eric learned throughout his career at Nordstrom is the importance of placing the customer at the center of everything he does and he’s excited to bring this philosophy to real estate.  Eric is a northwest native, graduated from the University of Puget Sound and he’s proud of his family’s years of community involvement in the greater-Seattle area. Outside of work, Eric and his family enjoy spending time at their home in Sun Valley, Idaho recreating in the outdoors, watching his equestrian daughter deepen her love for horses and playing with their two fluffy dogs.


"We could not be more excited for Eric Akines to help lead us in our next phase of growth in the Seattle real estate market. Eric's ceiling is limitless with his genuine care for customers, business experience, and motivation for excellence. Eric's experiences in sales and leadership at Nordstrom, MiiR, Starbucks, and Adidas are incredible assets to bring into real estate. Eric's creativity and ingenuity will enhance the experience and offering to every Buyer and Seller we are fortunate to serve."



- Nick W. Glant, Founder, NWG I Compass

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Kirkland Urban - Just Sold

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Mercer Island Estates - Just Sold



Clyde Hill / Sold for $10,500,000


Laurelhurst / Sold for $10,580,000

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Capitol Hill / Sold for $5,500,000

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Washington Park / Sold for $4,250,000


North Capitol Hill / Sold for $2,610,000

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Washington Park / Sold for $6,895,000


Broadmoor / Sold for $8,750,000

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Clyde Hill / Sold for $10,500,000






Comprised of 28 industry professionals that include an unprecedented 8 of the region’s top-producing brokers, the NWG Team at Compass continues to set records in sales price and sales volume.

Formerly NWG Real Estate, Shawn Filer, Nick Glant and Brad Cahill were chosen as the inaugural launch partners for Compass as they entered the Washington State market in Spring of 2018. Since that time, Compass has grown to become the top luxury brand on the West Coast with more than 400 agents in the Seattle and Bellevue market.

“We absolutely love what we do. Our Team’s residential success is deeply rooted in our relationships with colleagues, clients, and trusted advisors. We firmly believe that our commitment to collaboration, customer service, and market specialization is what sets us apart from our competition.”  - Shawn Filer



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