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Leavitt Capital Companies

Leavitt Capital Companies is a successful commercial real estate development and asset management firm founded in 1979 by Seattle entrepreneur Tom Leavitt.   Leavitt Capital’s portfolio consists of a mix of warehouse, industrial, and office business parks throughout the West . Our specialized team owns, leases and manages millions of square feet of commercial property. 

In addition to an extensive portfolio of properties the company has three unique joint venture relationships. We are the sole asset manager for the ownership group of Spokane Valley’s Pinecroft Business Park, responsible for all commercial or retail aspects of apartment communities owned by The Wolff Company and are principal owners of @ Industrial.

Aaron Lake

Aaron Lake

President and CEO

Aaron Lake was named President in 2019 and CEO in 2022. He joined Leavitt Capital after having spent nearly a decade in various management-level capacities in the world of commercial real estate.  Aaron heads up the company’s very successful @Industrial joint venture, focusing on developing high quality industrial properties.

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A past president of the Spokane Traders Club, an organization of commercial real estate brokers focused on the Inland Empire, Aaron also served on that active group’s board of directors. Known for the versatility and breadth of his expertise, Aaron brings innovative ideas and an eye for detail to the way the company successfully acquires, manages, leases and operates its portfolio of properties.

 

Jamie Traeger

Jamie Traeger

Sr Vice President

Prior to merging with Leavitt Capital Companies Jamie M. Traeger founded JMA Commercial Real Estate, a company specializing in property management, asset management and leasing/brokerage services headquartered in Spokane, Washington.

Jamie earned a MBA from Gonzaga University after

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graduating with Phi Beta Kappa honors in Business from Lewis & Clark College. She has also earned the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation and the Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation.

Jamie is actively involved in non-profits in the Spokane area as well as numerous industry groups including having served as president of both the Spokane Building Owners & Managers Association and the Commercial Real Estate Traders Club.

Jamie and her husband have two fantastic kids. As a family they enjoy traveling and the great outdoors living in Spokane provides.

Marc Mowrer

Marc Mowrer

Director of Commercial Leasing

Seattle native Marc Mowrer has brought a sophisticated level of expertise to the commercial real estate activities of the company. A lawyer by education and training, Marc entered the active real estate business after law school. Marc first spent 10 years as a highly successful real estate broker and executive before assuming responsibility for Leavitt Capital’s commercial portfolio.  As such he has completed numerous

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major transactions both within the company portfolio but also across the country for independent affiliated parties.  His talent for making deals for satisfied clients is well known and respected. Fluent in Spanish, Marc attended St Mary’s College, where he was captain of the Men’s Division I tennis team, All-Conference Academic and a magna cum laude graduate. Away from work Marc volunteers for Spokane Angels, which works with foster care youth, advancing their educational and employment goals.  Traveling with his wife and two young boys, and helping to coach their sports teams rounds out his busy life.

JoAnne Watts

JoAnne Watts

Director of Commercial Management, NW

JoAnne Watts oversees all asset management activities for Leavitt Capital’s efforts in the Pacific Northwest.A native Oregonian and graduate of Oregon State University, JoAnne has managed commercial properties for well over a decade after starting her career in healthcare management.  Although she prides herself in being committed to finding the best possible solution for the customer, it is always

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without regard to the complexity of the challenge.  Company executives have assigned JoAnne the mantra, “Good Enough…Just Isn’t!” In addition to her responsibilities at Leavitt Capital, JoAnne serves as the president of the well-regarded Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA Local), and otherwise can be found traveling and enjoying her teenage daughters’ many sporting events.

Thomas Leavitt

Thomas Leavitt

Founder & Executive Chair

Leavitt Capital Companies founder, Tom Leavitt holds a law degree from the Seattle University School of Law, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Puget Sound.  Following a few years of private law practice, Tom left to devote his energies to his entrepreneurial ventures.  He is an independent director of the privately held Sterling Realty Organization (formerly Sterling Recreation Organization), and recently retired as a member of the board of directors of the Bank of San Francisco. He was also a founding member of the board of Puget Sound Bank.  In addition to his business interests, Mr. Leavitt is a trustee emeritus of the Board of Trustees of the University of Puget Sound, where he served actively for over 25 years, and was honored for his lifetime of service with an alumni award in June 2016. He is also an emeritus member and the past chairman of the board of the nationally regarded Seattle area senior care organization, Caroline Kline Galland Center.  Tom has completed terms on the boards of many community organizations.