WAC Crystal Ballroom

Registration Open.

Dinner Meeting – Guest Speaker Mayor John Marchione

First elected in 2007, John Marchione is now in his third term as mayor of Redmond. The community of over 65,000 is home to a variety of industries such as aerospace, high tech, video gaming production, and biotech, as well as several thousand small businesses where over 85,000 people are employed.

As Mayor, he is the executive leader of a full-service city, overseeing eight departments consisting of over 660 employees. The Mayor partners with the City Council to set a strategy, vision, and policy direction for the City of Redmond. To date, the City has adopted Budgeting by Priorities, completed the downtown street grid, and purchased the Burlington Northern Santa Fe line and converted it to the Redmond Central Connector.

In the local community, John has teamed up with local business and community leaders to establish OneRedmond – a combination of the business, economic development, and community leaders working towards one vision for Redmond. He also worked with other community leaders to found the Lake Washington Schools Foundation where he served as a board member and treasurer.

Regionally, Mayor Marchione has served in many leadership roles, including Presidnet of the Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) (2015 to 2017). Sound Transit Board Member (2008 to present), President of Sound Cities Association (2014), and Chair of Cascade Water Alliance (2012 to 2015). Additionally, he served as a member of the Medic One/EMS Levy Reauthorization Advisory Task Force. Statewide, he convened tech cities throughout Washington to form the Washington Tech Cities Coalition (WTC2). Nationally, Mayor Marchione served on the U.S. Conference of Mayors Infrastructure Financing for Cities Task Force.

Before his election as mayor, John Marchione served on the City Council for four years. He has over 25 years of professional experience in local government working in finance, capital projects, water quality and supply, and economic development. He has worked as the CFO for the Meydenbauer Convention Center and for the cities of Snoqualmie, Kent, and Federal Way, as well as the King County Budget Office.

John earned a Master of Public Administration from the University of Washington (1987) and a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities from Seattle University (1985).

Candidate/Affiliate Meeting Prior to Chapter Meeting

“Where are the opportunities when a recession begins (remember, nobody has repealed the business cycle)? “

Guest Speaker Allen Safer, MAI, MRICS

Senior Managing Director, Integra Realty Resources

Senior Managing Director for Integra Realty Resources‐Seattle in Washington State. Integra Realty
Resources Seattle is part of Integra Realty Resources (IRR), a national valuation and consulting firm with
66 offices in the U.S. and Caribbean.

Mr. Safer and his firm are experienced in the analysis of various property types including: vacant land,
residential plats, master planned communities, multifamily developments, retail, office, industrial and
special purpose properties in Washington State and Alaska. Clients served include various financial
concerns, law and public accounting firms, private and public agencies, pension and advisory companies,
investment firms, and the general public. Further, utilizing the resources of Integra’s nationwide
coverage, the firm is actively involved in the completion of large portfolio engagements.

Mr. Safer’s background includes 30+ years of counseling and valuation analysis for the general public on
commercial and residential properties in Washington and Alaska. Entered the appraisal profession with
Coldwell Banker Appraisal Services from 1977 to 1981. Founded Safer & Company in 1982 and
transitioned to Property Counselors from 1986 to 2001.


5:30-6:00PM Candidate/Affiliate Meeting- Speaker Allen Safer from Integra Realty Resources

5:30-6:30PM Registration & Social Hour

6:30PM Dinner Meeting


Washington Athletic Club
Noble Room, First Floor
1325 6th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

Parking Information
Please note: parking is included with your dinner meeting attendance.

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September Dinner Meeting Cost

$60 (Member), $70 (Non-Member)

* Prepaid Members MUST RSVP prior to the meeting to ensure accurate seating and catering arrangements. Simply e-mail admin@ai-seattle.org | call (206) 622-8425 | submit the online form.


Select from: Fish, Beef or Vegetarian

No host bar will be available.
If you have a special dietary need, please contact the chapter office at admin@ai-seattle.org or (206) 622-8425.