Contact us today to discuss how you can get involved with the Marcus & Millichap / IPA Multifamily Forum: Seattle by calling Ryan Slack at (646) 862-9389 or emailing him

Conference Chairs

Marcus & Millichap

Founded in 1971, Marcus & Millichap is a leading commercial real estate brokerage firm focusing exclusively on investment sales, financing, research, and advisory services, with more than 1,700 investment professionals in offices throughout the United States and Canada. The firm has perfected a powerful property marketing system that integrates broker specialization by property type and market area; comprehensive investment research; a long-standing culture of information sharing; relationships with the largest pool of qualified investors; and state-of-the-art technology matching buyers and sellers. In 2016, the firm closed 8,995 transactions with a sales volume of approximately $42.3 billion.


Institutional Property Advisors (IPA) is a unique platform created to support the needs of institutional and sophisticated private investors. IPA is centered around a select national network of institutionally qualified brokerage professionals and supported by a robust technology platform and highly regarded research. IPA’s unique combination of real estate investment expertise, industry-leading technology, superior support services and acclaimed research will offer customized solutions for the acquisition and disposition of institutional multifamily properties and portfolios.



Caron is a full-service architecture firm that provides simple, elegant designs for a wide variety of national and international clients.

Since 2002, our experience in design and land-use planning allows us to offer streamlined project delivery resulting in unique and marketable design solutions. From up-front marketing feasibility studies all the way through design and construction administration, we strive to be our clients’ greatest advocate and prove that we are trusted project partners.

Simply put, our employees are our greatest asset. We value diversity and rely on the strength of our passionate, talented staff and their diverse cultural backgrounds, to bring a fresh perspective to each of our projects. This breadth of experience, combined with our transparent and collaborative approach, ensures our clients receive the best possible service and design solutions. At Caron, our commitment to clients is never to just meet expectations but to exceed them.

Centennial Mortgage

A Mortgage Bank that underwrites, funds and services non-recourse construction and permanent loans for the Multifamily, Senior & Healthcare industry. Centennial Mortgage, Inc (CMI), incorporated in 1975, is a privately held HUD & USDA Lender/Servicer and GNMA Issuer. CMI is an industry leader approved to participate in the USDA 538 program as well as the HUD MAP, LEAN and TAP programs. CMI has originated, and closed over 5 Billion Dollars of Multifamily and Healthcare Facility Construction and Permanent loans using HUD/FHA Multifamily, Senior & Healthcare programs; including FHA: 221(d)(4), 223(f), 231, 232, 232/223(f), 202/223(f), 223(a)(7), 207(m), RAD, Tax Credit Pilot/Super F, 213(i) co-op programs and the USDA 538 program. While CMI has offices nationally, they have a special affinity to the Pacific Northwest. CMI has the largest full service HUD office in Seattle, fully staffed with originators, underwriters and processors including the former HUD Regional Director and the President/Owner who is a third-generation Seattleite.

Color Design

Color Design Development Group is an exterior color design and imaging firm which assists developers, architects and property owners in visualizing the aesthetic possibilities of their property. As an investment tool, our colorization and imaging services have had significant influence with investors, lenders, and government agencies in capital markets, lending and governmental entitlements.


Columbia Pacific Advisors, is an alternative investment firm managing investments across a range of real estate, opportunistic, direct lending and hedged strategies. Our principals and professionals are personally invested alongside our limited partners, and we strive to generate compelling risk-adjusted returns on a consistent basis for our investors. Columbia Pacific Management was founded over twenty-five years ago by Daniel R. Baty and throughout its existence has delivered exceptional investment results by investing in the private market. In 2006, the Baty Family joined with Alex Washburn to launch Columbia Pacific Advisors (“CPA”), an alternative investment platform, to manage the alternative investments of the Baty family, Mr. Washburn and a limited number of outside investors. Today, CPA manages investments across multiple strategies including real estate equity and lending, growth capital, hedged, and opportunistic investing.


Degen & Degen is a full-service architectural and interior design firm providing Design Excellence for the hospitality industry through the integration of architecture and interior design.

Our projects range from hotels and resorts to large-scale multifamily projects throughout the United States and beyond. We are able to serve your project as architect-of-record, interior designer, or both.

With hospitality at our core, we bring an elevated lifestyle to the quickly evolving multifamily sector. Our keen perspective of branding, trends, demographics, lifestyle expectations and market focus contributes to the success of all projects.

Creativity is what makes our work stand out. Beginning with an in-depth programming/visualization phase, we translate each unique project’s personality into distinctive environments made to resonate with the end user. is the industry’s premier security deposit solution that combines protection and benefits to provide a unique deposit solution that not only protects your communities, but also your residents. Our program will help reduce turnover expenses and reduce bad debt write-offs, while increasing average occupancy length. adds valuable amenities for your residents, like flexible payment options, terms, and even help your residents establish or repair their credit without risk or interest. With our solution your residents get a refundable cash protection on their move out, plus the added piece of mind that they will not be responsible for paying 100% of move-out costs after they vacate. Your residents will stay longer and leave their units in better condition, reducing turnover time and costs. We also offer our clients a volume based ancillary revenue program, which would generate ongoing ancillary income for management/property/owner. Contact us today and see how we can help you. Current surety bond users, ask us how we convert existing residents to our program and save you even more!


Engineered Tax Services (ETS) is a nationally licensed engineering firm with extensive experience in engineering-based specialty tax services yielding substantial tax incentives for companies of all sizes. ETS is one of the only qualified engineering firms with its own Professional Engineers, LEED Accredited Professionals, Certified Public Accountants, and Licensed Contractors on staff. ETS provides a full range of specialty tax incentives for real estate professionals including Cost Segregation, 263(a) Repairs vs. Capitalization, Disposition Studies, 179D EPAct, 45L, Utility Rebates and Refunds, Energy Audits, Modeling, and LEED Certifications. ETS averages over $44 million per month in refunds for clients, equating to hundreds of studies nationally. ETS is committed to providing the highest level of service and attention to detail in order to realize maximum benefits and ensure compliance of IRS guidelines. For more information, please contact us Engineered Tax Services at 800-236-6519 or visit


G5 is the leading data-driven marketing company in the property management sector. Our clients achieve exceptional results while marketing with confidence through our partnership. The G5 Marketing Cloud delivers new customers at the lowest cost through tailored lead generation strategies, website designs that convert, and analytics that empower—all on one platform. More than 7,000 properties throughout the US and Canada leverage the power of the G5 Marketing Cloud to increase occupancy and NOI.


Kings III Emergency Communications has been providing complete, compliant and affordable emergency phone solutions for elevators, poolside, stairwells, parking areas and more for more than two decades. Our all-inclusive turnkey solution includes equipment, installation, maintenance and 24/7 monitoring at our very own Emergency Dispatch Center for one low price. Two key differentiators include our unique line seizure technology which eliminates costly dedicated emergency phone lines and our digital recording and storing of all calls. These coupled with many other value-added benefits allow us to reduce risk, reduce liability and potentially reduce costs for our customers. For more information on Kings III Emergency Communications, visit


Luther Burbank Savings is an FDIC insured California based commercial bank with over $5.6 billion in assets. The Bank offers a variety of consumer and wholesale banking services focusing on single family, multifamily and commercial mortgage loan originations funded by retail deposits. Whether an initial purchase or a refinance, Luther Burbank offers market expertise and certainty of execution along with a wide variety of options to best suit customers’ needs • Financing for 5+ unit apartment buildings, multi-tenant office, retail, light industrial and mixed-use buildings • Hybrid and adjustable rate programs • Flexible loan structure and pricing • Zero loan fee option • Loan amounts up to $20,000,000. For more information, please visit Equal Housing Lender.

NK Architects

Nicholson Kovalchick (NK) Architects NK Architects’ mission is to design zero carbon buildings that transform the market through superior value. With offices in Seattle and Pittsburgh, NK provides clients with a rare commodity in green development: certainty. The firm’s approach to design and execution reduces risk because it’s grounded in building science and sound economics; NK’s clients know what performance to expect from their building. While the firm specializes in multifamily and urban infill projects, NK’s work ranges from single family homes to complex commercial projects. A national leader in high-performance building design, NK has more Certified Passivhaus Designers (CPHDs) and Consultants (CPHCs) on staff than any firm in the Western Hemisphere.

HPS Schonox

Schönox was founded over 120 years ago in Germany and is active in over 20 countries worldwide. Here in North America, the marketing, support, and business development of Schönox is led by Thomas Trissl, no stranger to the flooring industry. Thomas founded Centiva in 1996 developing the business for 17 years before selling the company to flooring-powerhouse Tarkett. Soon thereafter, Thomas formed HPS North America, and alongside Schönox, began bringing its products to the North American market under the name HPS Schönox. He understood the profound need for strong subflooring solutions in the industry. The relationship with Schönox was hardly a new one. Thomas and his family’s flooring installation business in Germany have used Schönox products for many decades.

Schönox and Thomas Trissl share a commitment to the flooring industry and the relationships that make things happen. There is a clear difference between making a statement and delivering on a promise. Schönox has built its brand name internationally by delivering on its promises on a daily basis. Similarly, Thomas has built his reputation by valuing each relationship as a partnership and an opportunity for businesses to grow together.


PGIM Real Estate Finance, the commercial mortgage business of PGIM, the trillion-dollar global investment management business of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU), is an international full-service, commercial and multifamily mortgage finance business with more than $88 billion in assets under management and administration as of Dec. 31, 2016. Leveraging a 140-year history of real estate finance, the company offers one of the most comprehensive lines of real estate finance products and originates loans for Fannie Mae DUS®, Freddie Mac and specialized affordable housing programs; FHA; Conduit; Prudential’s general account; and other institutional investors. For more information, please visit


Studio19 Architects, is a boutique architectural firm, located in Pioneer Square Seattle. We provide full architectural services ranging from Feasibility Studies, Master Planning and Architectural and Interior Design. We are an OWMBE Certified firm and ranked the 2nd fastest growing Minority Owned business in Washington State by Puget Sound Business Journal two years in a row. We have a proven track record of providing architectural services for Office, Mixed-Use, Multifamily, Hospitality and High-Rise projects throughout the Greater Seattle area and beyond. We strive to deliver great service and design, meet timelines and budgets as well as exceed project goals and expectations.


Studio 216, is an immersive technology company that empowers our clients to see the future and experience their dreams in virtual, augmented and mixed environments. Our award-winning content and platforms bring projects to life by crafting the story of place.
Our proprietary platforms are optimized for the demands of enterprise clients. We package immersive experiences with data and analytics to drive sales and maximize ROI.


Venture General Contracting was founded by Matt Parent, and is managed by Parent and partner Jack Beaudoin, industry veterans with more than 50 years of experience in the Seattle construction and real estate markets. Venture pushes the boundaries of traditional thinking to deliver the best value to maximize your investment. We think like YOU, not like a contractor, and provide the best possible experience for you throughout the duration of your project. You make informed decisions with accurate and thoughtful information while we deliver a project that allows you to achieve your personal and financial goals. Venture is a full-service general contractor with a diverse portfolio of projects and clients. We provide comprehensive construction services for multifamily, commercial, and hospitality projects.


Ranked as one of the top ISPs in the nation by Ookla’s Net Index, Wave is a Gigabit Internet provider across the West Coast, with an increasing footprint in the Seattle, Portland, and San Francisco markets.

Leveraging its 200,000 miles of fiber on the West Coast, Wave provides carrier quality service, including symmetrical speeds, extensive peering, low latency and generous throughput capacity, which make for a premier customer experience.


At Webpass, we help residents and businesses by offering blazing fast, simple Internet in urban areas. We do this by creating our own Ethernet network and by making it affordable and reliable. We are a team of highly dedicated individuals who share two things: a passion for problem-solving, and a commitment to simplicity.

We’ve Come A Long Way.
It all started with one building in San Francisco. After experiencing success in the San Francisco Bay area, we realized that we could share this service with others and soon launched in San Diego, Miami, Chicago, Boston, and Denver.

Webpass was founded in 2003 by Charles Barr with the mission to be a leader in Internet excellence. The user-friendly Internet service has garnered rave reviews, drawing recognition from TechCrunch, SF Gate and Gigaom. In 2016, we were acquired by Google Fiber.

Today, Webpass powers tens of thousands of residential and business customers. Our service allows users to easily and quickly surf the Internet without modems, contracts, or gimmicks. We built Webpass to take the hassle out of Internet, so our customers can enjoy the simplicity of online surfing.

Williams Kastner

Williams Kastner has been serving clients in the Pacific Northwest since 1929. With attorneys in offices located in Washington, Oregon and Alaska as well as affiliated offices in China, the firm offers a full range of legal services to local and international clients. We are attorneys, paralegals, litigation assistants and support staff dedicated to advancing the business and personal objectives of our clients. We are focused on building bridges—combining wisdom and creativity—both in and out of the courtroom and boardroom.


At WFG National Commercial Services, our team is comprised of industry leading professionals that are knowledgeable, responsive and take a client focused approach to understanding your specific transactional needs. With decades of experience handling the complexities of commercial real estate transactions nationwide and dealing with sometimes unforeseen challenges, we are committed to providing superior customer service to our clients. We realize even the smallest details can be critical and being attentive to your ever-changing needs is paramount to ensuring your success. WFG National Title Insurance Company has earned a Financial Stability Rating® of A’ (A prime) from Demotech, Inc. Insurers earning a Financial Stability Rating® of A’ (A prime) possess “Unsurpassed” financial stability related to maintaining positive policyholder surplus, regardless of the severity of a general economic downturn or deterioration in the insurance cycle.

Contact us today to discuss how you can get involved with the Marcus & Millichap / IPA Multifamily Forum: Seattle by calling Ryan Slack at (646) 862-9389 or emailing him