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Director: Bob Ratliffe

Bob Ratliffe is Senior Vice President and Principal of Kennedy Associates Real Estate Counsel, an investment advising firm in downtown Seattle. His responsibilities include portfolio management, marketing, and client relations. He is also a member of the firm’s Executive Management and Investment Committees.

Mr. Ratliffe joined Kennedy after spending seven years as a principal at Eagle River Investments, a private equity firm formed by Craig McCaw. Mr. Ratliffe participated in the management of Eagle River and its portfolio companies, where he was called upon to provide full-time leadership to the investment companies in varying capacities. In addition to telecommunications and venture capital investments, Mr. Ratliffe was responsible for the purchase and disposition of numerous real estate assets for Eagle River. Prior to joining Eagle River, Mr. Ratliffe spent 10 years with McCaw Cellular in several senior management roles. Previously he served as Vice President and Senior Investment Banking Officer at Bank of America, where he was involved in merger and acquisition consulting.

Mr. Ratliffe began his career after graduating from the University of Washington in 1982 by founding a real estate investment banking firm. He holds a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation and is a member of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Managers (NAREIM), the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and the Pension Real Estate Association (PREA) and serves on the Editorial Board of the Institutional Real Estate letter. Mr. Ratliffe is a founder, board member and has served as non-executive Chairman of the Board of Lumera Corporation (NASDAQ: LMRA). He also serves on the Board of Trustees of Seattle University and Behind the Badge Foundation serving the families of fallen police officers.