Friday Sep 24, 2021

"Tale of Two Cities - Post Covid"

Robert "Bob" Wallace

CEO Wallace Properties

Introduced by: John Martinka

Bob Wallace’s presentation today will compare downtown Seattle and downtown Bellevue from a commercial real estate perspective. The primary focus is to show the astounding number of new projects planned for downtown Bellevue over the next few years.

About the Speaker

Bob Wallace is CEO of Wallace Properties, Inc., which he founded in 1977. He also heads up numerous corporate and partnership entities involved in commercial real estate investment, development, management and brokerage. He remains actively involved in the management of commercial properties for his own and others’ portfolios.

Wallace has served as chairman of a number of important regional endeavors, such as the Puget Sound Air Transportation Commission, the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, Major League Baseball PFD (Safeco Field/T Mobile Park), Meydenbauer Center, the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce, Bellevue Downtown Association and more.

Bob is a Business Administration graduate of Seattle Pacific University and is past Chairman of the Washington State Commercial Association of Realtors. He recently completed terms on the boards of PREMERA Blue Cross, Puget Sound Bank, Bellevue Chamber of Commerce and Bloodworks Northwest (formerly Puget Sound Blood Center).

In 2013, Bob and his wife, Joan, were inducted into the National Association of Office & Industrial Parks Washington Hall of Fame. NAIOP Washington also named Wallace Properties ‘Developer of the Year’ in 2012, and several of the firm’s development projects have received ‘best in class’ awards.

He has been married to Joan for 55 years, and has two grown children and five wonderful grandchildren. Formerly identified as the husband of Joan Wallace, he is now best knows as “Kevin’s old man.”