We’re Your Team
Our team is comprised of talented professionals who are committed to excellence and possess a wealth of experience in real estate development, management, and leasing. We take pride in our team and the collective effort that has contributed to our success over the years. We invite you to meet our team and learn more about the individuals who make Martin Selig Real Estate one of the most respected firms in the industry.
Martin Selig is an accomplished real estate developer and entrepreneur, with over six decades of experience in the industry. In 1958, Selig founded Martin Selig Real Estate, a Seattle-based firm known for its expertise in developing and managing Class A office buildings. Since then, he has built a reputation as one of the most successful and respected developers in the Pacific Northwest.
While Martin calls Seattle home, he wasn’t born here. He and his family fled Germany in 1939 via the Trans-Siberian Railroad. From there, they made their way to Japan before they secured a place in steerage to America—whereupon arriving to Seattle, his family decided to stay on a whim.
Upon settling in the PNW, his parents opened a textile store, where Martin worked from early childhood to his days at the University of Washington. Using his earnings, he acquired his first commercial property in 1958 and subsequently earned his MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. In 1962, he sold his first property and reinvested the proceeds in the purchase of his first shopping center. In the years that followed, he would sell at a profit, reinvest, and by the 1980’s Selig owned a third of all office space in Seattle.
Over the course of his career, Martin has developed and managed over 8 million square feet of office space in Seattle, including some of the city’s most iconic buildings such as Columbia Center, Fourth and Blanchard, and 3101 Elliott. He is known for his hands-on approach to development, working closely with architects and contractors to ensure that his buildings meet the highest standards of quality and design.
As Seattle continues to grow, Selig is focused on shaping the skyline while preserving Seattle’s architectural heritage. His most recent developments include The Federal Reserve Building, 400 Westlake, and 3rd & Lenora. Looking forward, Martin plans to develop 800 Alaskan; a multi-use building located on Seattle’s waterfront covering a whole city block, 401 Queen Anne, and MSRE’s second multi-family project: 3031 Western.
Over the course of his career, Selig has received numerous awards and honors for his contributions to the real estate industry and the community. He was inducted into the Washington State Business Hall of Fame in 2010 and has been recognized as a “Seattle Living Legend” by the Seattle City Council. He is also a member of the Urban Land Institute and the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties.
Peter Parker is a seasoned business executive with over 28 years of experience at Martin Selig Real Estate, where he began as CFO and now serves as President/COO. Prior to joining MSRE in 1995, Pete spent 13 years working for various domestic and foreign Financial Institutions in the Special Loans division, where he specialized in complex workout situations.
Pete earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Washington in 1976. Over the course of his 28 years with MSRE, he has been involved in all aspects of the company, from finance to development and construction; which has seen the company double its overall footprint in the Seattle market during that tenure. Pete is responsible for the overall operations of the company, working with other senior members on both day-to-day and the strategic direction of the company. He is known for his leadership, communication, and mentorship skills.
Pete’s vision for MSRE is to continue the legacy as a best-in-class real estate company in Seattle. He believes Mr. Selig has set a high standard for how a family-operated company can compete with larger institutions in the city and aims to build upon the strong foundation Mr. Selig has created.
In addition to his role at MSRE, Pete previously held an advisory role for a local bank and has been involved in a local chapter advocating for the opening of additional open space/mountain bike trails in Kitsap County.
Outside of the office, Pete is an avid outdoor person who enjoys skiing, hiking, mountain biking, and fly fishing.
After graduating from Columbia University, Jordan started her career in Berlin, Germany, where she ecologically redeveloped prewar buildings. During that time, she started to see how her passion for sustainability could play a role in the future of real estate.
In 2013, Jordan returned to Seattle with the mission to join Martin Selig Real Estate (MSRE) and continue to build on decades of innovation. Jordan now acts as MSRE’s Executive Vice President and has overseen the development of over 1.5 million square feet of space so far, including MSRE’s first multifamily property, The Modern – a project she oversaw from vision to execution.
To diversify her impact in the Seattle region and beyond, in 2018 Jordan started J. Selig Real Estate (JSRE). The company is developing market-rate multifamily buildings that aim to deliver above-average yields to investors with properties that are a step above the competition in terms of architecture, design, management, and sustainability.
Jordan is deeply involved in the Seattle community and passionate about initiatives that enhance Seattle’s built environment and quality of life. She is a board member of the Seattle 2030 District, an organization that aims to dramatically reduce the environmental impacts of building construction and operations. She is also a board member for the Runstad Center for Real Estate at the University of Washington, and a member of the Downtown Seattle Association (DSA) Policy Committee.
Aside from her professional endeavors, Jordan is a wife and mom of two. In her free time, she enjoys skiing, yoga, cooking and travel. She is fluent in German & Swedish.
Read more about Jordan Selig on our blog.
Matt Alisch is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Martin Selig Real Estate, which he has served since 2022. With over 28 years of experience managing various types of real estate, including commercial office, multi-family residential, and assisted living communities, Matt brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the company.
Matt earned his Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Finance from Washington State University and went on to obtain his MBA with an emphasis in Finance from the University of Montana. He has since established himself as a skilled financial executive, with strengths in people management, problem solving, and a persistent optimistic outlook.
During his tenure at MSRE, Matt has spent 18 years as Controller, overseeing all aspects of accounting, treasury management, and insurance. Recently promoted to CFO, he is now focused on securing long-term financing for the company. Matt is deeply committed to MSRE’s mission of providing the best tenant experience in Seattle, and he strongly believes in the importance of building and strengthening relationships within the community. He sees MSRE as a vital player in the ongoing development and growth of Seattle and is committed to continuing to provide high-quality real estate solutions that contribute to the city’s long-term success.
Outside of work, Matt is a devoted husband and father to two children. He enjoys golf, downhill skiing, and pickleball.
Theresa Howard is a highly skilled Senior Leasing Agent with over 40 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. She joined Martin Selig Real Estate in 1982 and has been a valuable member of our team ever since.
In 2021, Theresa was named one of the 15 Most Powerful Women in Seattle Real Estate by Bisnow, a testament to her expertise and dedication. Theresa is a lifelong Seattleite and has built a reputation for her unwavering commitment to her tenants. She is passionate about providing top-notch support to her clients, mentoring her junior team members, and building a strong community within the company.
Theresa is committed to giving her all in every aspect of her work. From managing all new leases, lease renewals, and modifications to anticipating every possible outcome, Theresa approaches every decision from a 360-degree perspective. Theresa specializes in government leases, working closely with the city, state, and federal governments. In fact, because of Theresa’s expertise, Martin Selig Real Estate is the U.S. Government’s largest commercial space provider in the Pacific Northwest.
Theresa is also an active member of the National Federation of Developers Association, where she shares her expertise and stays up-to-date with the latest industry trends.
Theresa’s vision is to ensure that every tenant who leases office space from Martin Selig Real Estate feels as though they made the best possible decision. With her dedication to her work and her clients, it’s no wonder that Theresa is among the most respected and accomplished leasing agents in the industry.
Outside of work, Theresa enjoys running along Seattle’s waterfront, relaxing poolside in Arizona, and spending time with her golden retriever.
Martin’s son David joined MSRE in 2015 to bring his vast academic real estate knowledge and business management skills to advance the company’s future. Having completed a Master’s Degree in Real Estate from the University of Washington, and Harvard Real Estate Certificates, David is blending his academic knowledge with his uncanny people skills to manage tenant relationships. He is known for being a team player with extensive real-life staff and business management skills that help influence his approach to finance and leasing. Some of these skills were honed when he developed, managed and owned his own restaurants.
Born and raised in Seattle, David has a genuine connection and deep roots in this beautiful city. He is a huge Seahawks and Kraken fan, explores the region’s mountains snowboarding, and is on the cutting edge of the Seattle food scene. David is also a citizen of the world. Prior to his work at MSRE, David spent six years living in Tel Aviv, and always has his next weekend getaway planned.
For Michael Brixner, customer service is the top priority. He strives to bring the highest value and best experience to all of his tenants. Because Martin Selig directly employs all building operations personnel, Michael says, they are able to respond quickly to tenants’ needs and requests. This structure makes operations more efficient and enables him to build long term relationships with tenants.
Michael loves working at Martin Selig Real Estate because though it’s a hugely successful commercial real estate operation, it still feels like a mom and pop shop. He joined the company in 2015 and he says he benefits from mentorship from his team members who have been in the industry for decades.
Michael’s goals for the company moving forward are to continue to deliver the best service to his tenants and to continue Martin’s vision of the Seattle skyline. When he’s not working, the lifelong Seattleite is known to make the most of the summer months by hiking, golfing and playing softball, hit the slopes in the winter and loves to travel when he can.
Casey Gibson joined the leasing team in February 2022. Prior to joining the team, Casey spent a decade working in commercial real estate brokerage at Colliers International. During his tenure in brokerage, Casey represented tenants and landlords in lease and sale transactions for office, industrial and retail properties in Seattle. Casey has a genuine desire to help others and always conducts himself with courtesy and professionalism.
Casey holds a Master of Science in Real Estate degree from the University of Washington. His formal education in real estate, coupled with his experience in brokerage, make him well suited for MSRE’s customer-first approach to leasing. Casey looks forward to serving the needs of current and future tenants in the MSRE portfolio.
In his free time, you will find Casey on the golf course or tromping around the Issaquah Alps with his boys; one human child and one Labrador.