Jeffrey Utterback, Chief Commercial Development Group

Mr. Utterback currently serves as the Director of Real Estate and Economic Development for the Port of Seattle. In that role he has led all major real estate planning, acquisitions, and development projects across the Port of Seattle's aviation, maritime, and cruise facilities.

Prior to joining the Port of Seattle, Mr. Utterback served as the Senior Managing Director at Kennedy Wilson, a global real estate investment and services company. There he ran Pacific Northwest operations. His responsibilities included oversight of construction management, property management and accounting, in addition to supervising the generation of new business, acquisitions and development opportunities. Mr. Utterback has also served as an Investment Officer with the Washington State Investment Board (WSIB) and was responsible for the oversight of seven real estate operating companies having a total invested equity capital of more than $4 billion. He also served as the Head of WSIB’s Global Co-Investment vehicle, a $500 million fund for asset- and entity-level transactions around the globe.

Prior to joining WSIB, Mr. Utterback ran his own fee development business and directly developed nearly $1 billion worth of institutional properties, primarily in Central Europe and East Africa.

Mr. Utterback earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Texas at Austin. He continues to maintain his registered architect license in California and Texas.

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