Liz Dunn - Principal
Liz hails from Canada but has lived in Seattle for most of the past 30 years. Early in her career, she worked in a variety of software engineering and product development roles at Microsoft and then as a consultant to several software and media clients, before starting Dunn & Hobbes LLC in 1997. Liz oversees acquisition, design, development and leasing for Dunn & Hobbes' properties and oversees its affiliated operating companies.
In addition to its real estate activities, Dunn & Hobbes advises on policy initiatives that incorporate reuse of existing buildings and neighborhood fabric into cities' larger sustainability objectives - ranging from environmental performance to economic resiliency and cultural diversity. From 2009 through 2012, Liz started and led the Preservation Green Lab, a think tank of the National Trust for Preservation.
Liz currently participates on the board of directors of the Downtown Seattle Association, the Pike-Pine Urban Neighborhood Coalition, and Lid I-5. She has previously served on the boards of Capitol Hill Housing, Powerful Voices, the Seattle Architectural Foundation, On The Boards and ARCADE Magazine. In 2007 she was made an honorary member of the American Institute of Architects. She is an affiliate fellow to the University of Washington's Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies and guest lecturer in the real estate program at UW’s Foster School of Business.
Liz holds a BMath in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, an MBA from INSEAD, and an MSc in City Design from the London School of Economics.