Real Estate Developer, Entrepreneur, and CEO in Seattle, Washington
DAVID ZARETT founded Zarett Properties, a privately owned Seattle real estate development firm in 1992. Originally from Los Angeles, Zarett learned the business of real estate in the residential market. After relocating to Seattle, Washington, Zarett found the beginnings of his success with the purchase and rehabilitation of the 100-year-old Seattle Ice Building which was heralded as a visionary investment and renovation. The building was in a state of disrepair and condemned by the city. After three years of improvements, it opened its doors and became the home for Starbucks Corporations headquarters. Other significant works include buildings in Pioneer Square and Capitol Hill, which were also turn-of-the-century buildings converted into elegant commercial, creative and retail spaces.
In recent years, DAVID ZARETT has turned his attention to green building, sustainability, and conservation. This work extends to his forest management and preservation efforts in Snoqualmie, Washington. After purchasing over a thousand pristine acres, David became a formidable adversary against a proposed dam on the North Fork of the Snoqualmie River that would have ruined habitats and a highly-rated kayak run.
As a committed member of the Seattle community, DAVID ZARETT provides considerable financial and personal support for numerous charitable organizations. A particular philanthropic cause is Camp Korey, a summer camp for children suffering from severe illnesses. Additionally, Zarett supports the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and Doctors Without Borders.
David earned his Bachelor of Science degree in business from the University of Oregon in 1989.
He is an avid traveler and outdoorsman, spending much of his time in South America. In his free time, he enjoys photography, golf, literature, and basketball. He is also an accomplished musician and speaks Spanish.
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