John L

Director - 20 Years of Experience - Near 98406


Director of Global Real Estate and Facilities


Tacoma, WA

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COVER LETTER: Dear Mr. Lewis: On behalf of the City of Tacoma, thank you for agreeing to serve on the Tacoma Community Redevelopment Authority. Volunteers such as yourself are an invaluable resource and are instrumental to the success of the City. I have enclosed a copy of the resolution indicating the term of office you have been appointed to. If I can be of further assistance, please let me know. Sincerely, BRIAN EBERSOLE Mayor To Whom It May Concern: This letter describes my current and past working relationship with John Lewis on various building and development projects in the Puget Sound Area. I have personally been involved with John on a 250,000-square foot retail development at Graham Town Center, a 35,000-square foot office/retail project at Northwest Landing as well as other projects as far north as Marysville and as far south as Olympia. John's responsibilities have included conceptualization of ideas, property development, community relations, as well as coordination of the construction details associated with turning ideas info reality. John has a remarkable ability to envision concepts and ideas for development of both large and small scale properties. These properties often have multiple constraints or deficiencies which John has been able to overcome through careful analysis of the problems and how the new ideas may be implemented. John has been very actively involved with both the communities around the projects as well as with the local governing agencies reviewing specifics of the development. I have personally enjoyed working with John the past two and one half years and look forward to a continuation of our relationship into the future. Please do not hesitate to call me with any questions regarding the specifics of the above. Sincerely, Bruce McKean AIA To Whom It May Concern: My name is Sean M. Comfort. I am a licensed engineer in the State of Washington and Vice-president of AHBL, Inc., a Civil and Structural Engineering, Land Planning and Landscape Architecture firm in Tacoma, Washington. During my sixteen years in the engineering consulting profession, I have had the opportunity to meet many owner/developers with varying abilities and skills. I have known Mr. John Lewis for several years. I have worked directly with Mr. Lewis on several high visibility projects, including Graham Town Center, a 40-acre commercial shopping center and Barksdale Station, a gateway retail center to the City of Dupont. Mr. Lewis has a wide variety of skills in the area of real estate development. He brings a variety of both commercial and residential experiences. He is quickly able to assess the feasibility of land acquisition. He also has a comprehensive understanding of the local and state land use entitlement and site development process. He has functioned as primary contact with the Architectural and Engineering (A/E) teams during the development of projects. He is able to work well with property owners, lenders, leasing agents, agency staff and the A/E teams. Mr. Lewis takes a very active approach to problem solving. He is able to facilitate prompt solutions to unanticipated challenges that occur during the development process. He brings a "big picture" visionary approach to project development. He also is able to coordinate the many detailed tasks necessary to orchestrate a successful project, have enjoyed the opportunity to work with Mr. Lewis. His experience, professional candor and pleasant personality have contributed greatly to the projects that we have worked together. Mr. Lewis is a student of the business. He exhibits a very strong sense of commitment and ownership to his projects. He provides a positive and energetic approach to difficult situations. I am fortunate to have Mr. Lewis as one of my major clients. I intend to have a long-term relationship both as a business associate and friend. His positive attitude, genuine personality are characteristics that I look for in friends and business associates. If I can answer any questions you may have, please feel free contact me at (253) 383-2422. Sincerely, Vice-President