President, CH Real Estate

 As President of Columbia Hospitality Real Estate, Chuck leads real estate development activities and assists with business development and the overall growth of the company through various investment initiatives. 

Chuck’s expertise encompasses business and executive management, strategic planning, finance, property acquisition and disposition. 

Prior to joining Columbia Hospitality, Chuck was the CEO of Pistol Creek Company, a large, privately held investment company. Chuck also served as Controller for Lowe Enterprises Northwest, a real estate pension fund management company, where he was responsible for all areas of finance and accounting. Early in his career Chuck was an auditor and CPA with KPMG. 

Chuck is a Purdue University graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. He resides in Seattle and enjoys hiking, biking, and boating, plus Seattle’s hot restaurant scene. He has summited Mt. Rainier and is teaching himself to play piano. The best way to describe Chuck is: honest.