Peter Orser

Chair

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Bio

Peter is best known for his work with Quadrant Homes where he served for almost 25 years, helping to bring Quadrant to prominence as Washington’s leading homebuilder, serving as President of the Company from 2003 through 2010.  In October of 2010 he assumed the role of President and CEO of the Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Company where he oversaw five different homebuilding operations across the Country.  In July of 2014, under his leadership, Weyerhaeuser completed the successful sale of the Company for $2.8 Billion dollars to Tri Pointe Homes in Irvine California, at which point Peter “retired”, but remains engaged in a variety of activities related to Real Estate.

Peter’s civic commitments have also been diverse.  He has been Chairman of the King County Housing Authority, President of the King and Snohomish County Master Builders Association, Chairman of Forterra and a board and Executive Committee member for the Seattle Chamber of Commerce. He also served as Chair of the Mercer Island planning commission and was elected to a four-year term on the City Council in 1994. .  He is currently an active member of the Runstad Real Estate Center Advisory Board as Vice Chair and was recently appointed by the Governor to serve on the Washington State Affordable Housing Advisory Board.

He attended the University of Puget Sound where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Natural Science, the University of Washington where he earned a Master’s degree in Urban Planning and finally is a graduate of the Stanford University Executive Management Program.

 

Snapshot:

  • Chair: Runstad Center Advisory Board
  • Past President & CEO: Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Company
  • Chair: Forterra
  • Past Chairman: King County Housing Authority
  • Past President: King and Snohomish County Master Builder’s Association
  • Former Board Member: Seattle Chamber of Commerce
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