Jon Runstad

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Wright, Runstad & Company

Jon is the Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Wright Runstad & Company, a leading commercial real estate development, investment and management organization. The company has developed over 14 million square feet of high quality office space over the past 39 years, including the highly acclaimed 1201 Third Avenue building and the renovation of the award winning 1200 12th building.

Jon is a trustee of the Downtown Seattle Association, a Director of the University of Washington Foundation, and a member of the University of Washington Board of Rowing Stewards, the Real Estate Forum and the Urban Land Institute.

Jon has also acted as a Director of the Benaroya Hall Music Center and the Seattle Symphony, and as a trustee of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the Seattle Chamber of Commerce. Jon served as a regent and president of the Board of Regents of the University of Washington, and was an Associate General Chairman for three separate United Way campaigns.

Before founding Wright Runstad & Company, he was a building economist with the Ministry of Public Building Works in London and a project manager developing properties with Cabot, Cabot & Forbes in Boston

Jon holds a BA in economics and a BS in building construction from the University of Washington, as well as an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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