David Zarett has made a successful career of transforming turn-of-the-century buildings into state-of-the-art commercial spaces.
In 1997, David Zarett and his development firm, Zarett Properties, purchased the Cobalt Building in Seattle's SoDo neighborhood. The Cobalt Building later became home to Starbucks Corporation's northwest headquarters; David Zarett negotiated with Starbucks on leasing and construction. Other successes for Zarett Properties include the conversion of the former Diamond Ice and Storage Company plant, a 100-year-old structure that presented many development changes.
Represented in the Association of Washington Business, Zarett Properties which was founded in 1992, after David Zarett relocated to Seattle from Los Angeles. Following his significant achievements in his field, David Zarett now stewards green building projects and dedicates his energy to charities like the Red Cross and the Boys and Girls Club, as well as volunteer efforts for at-risk youth and the homeless.
In his free time, David Zarett enjoys reading, and cites the British authors George Orwell and Aldous Huxley among his favorites. David Zarett also takes pleasure in the writings of Ernest Hemingway and Ayn Rand.
David Zarett was educated at Southern Oregon State University, where he earned his BS in Business.