Douglas Howe

Board Member

Howe Family Holdings, LLC

Douglas Howe is the founder and former president of Touchstone, a Seattle-based commercial real estate company. Touchstone’s primary activity was the development of urban infill projects; commercial office, technology, biotechnology R&D buildings and business hotels. Touchstone has been a leader in the commercial real estate industry in designing and building high performance, sustainable green buildings. Mr. Howe continues and builds on that tradition under Howe Family Holdings LLC, which currently owns a number of hotels including the Thompson Seattle, and is pursuing new projects in Seattle and Gig Harbor.

  • University of Washington (B.A. in Economics and Political Science 1970)
  • University of Puget Sound (MBA in Finance and Marketing 1976)
  • Harvard University (Leading Real Estate Company 2005)
  • Past Chairman, NAIOP (2009)
  • Chairman and Governor of the NAIOP Research Foundation
  • Past President, Washington State Chapter, NAIOP (2004)
  • Member, Urban Land Institute (ULI)
  • Member, Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical Association
  • Board Member, Children’s Hospital Research Institute
  • Board Member, Institute for Systems Biology
  • Board Member, Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies at the University of Washington