Awards and Public Engagement

With the consistent and strong support of their wives, Tom & Shawn Hoban and their various companies have earned some prestigious awards over the years, including:

  • Top 40 Under 40 Executives, Puget Sound Business Journal (Shawn)
  • Washington Family Enterprise Institute Family Business of The Year
  • Founder’s Award, Archbishop Murphy High School
  • University of Notre Dame co-alumni of the Year
  • Humanitarian of the Year – SVN Commercial Real Estate Network

Most often, The Hoban brothers do not charge for their speaking engagements, viewing their role as speakers as an obligation to give-back and serve others in their ambitious quest to favorably touch the lives of over 1,000,000 people.

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Examples of speaking engagements and other public exposure:

June 8, 2021

Tom Hoban speaks to CEO’s on how culture and courage led to their highly diverse workforce

March 1, 2021

Millionaire Mindcast: From Humble Immigrant Roots To Creating A Family Office Empire Featuring Tom Hoban

June 29, 2020

Tom Hoban talks about Coast and Real Estate at High School Career Event – 2020

May 2, 2016

University of Notre Dame: 
On Entrepreneurism

November 11, 2015

Central Christian College:
Are You Resilient? (scroll to 12:30)

June 26, 2014

Third & Goal Foundation:
Brady Quinn & Tom Hoban

May 14, 2014

University of Portland: 
Tribute Event (scroll to 4:00)

Speaker Bios:

Tom Hoban, Chairman & Co-founder

Tom is a popular speaker on the subjects of entrepreneurship as well as sharing their recent work inside Coast Innovation Center.

In his popular talk to college students titled “How to Succeed in Business Without Losing Your Soul” Tom is candid if not raw and honest with students.  “I am probably not a great example myself, but I have tried to do things the right way” is his opener, capturing audiences with an acknowledgement of his own frailties, mistakes and shortcomings while uniting the audience around the shared goal of striving to do the right thing always in a sometimes unkind world.

A great story teller and powerful stage presence, audiences often remark that Tom is unusually candid, open, and real.

Popular Talks

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Columns & published writings

Tom is also a columnist, freelance writer, and former adjunct professor of entrepreneurship, giving him a broad platform with which he is able to connect with others.

Board Appointments

Tom has served on or is currently serving on a number of boards, including The University of Portland Board of Trustees, Archbishop Murphy High School (former vice chair), the Boys & Girls Clubs (former president), Santa Clara University Real Estate School (Advisory Board), Washington State University (Everett Advisory Board), City of Everett Board of Adjustment, the Washington State Governor’s Affordable Housing Advisory Board and many others.

Education, professional experience & awards

After earning a BA-Finance from The University of Notre Dame in 1984, Tom spent three years as a commercial lending officer at First Interstate Bank in Seattle before going to work for a client in property management. After just nine short months with that firm, he saw the market need for a differently styled property management firm and launched Coast Property Management. Shawn joined him just a few months later.

A former Family Enterprise Institute Washington State Family Business of the Year award winner, the brothers and their firms have been recognized leaders in the Pacific Northwest property management and investment communities. In 2018, Coast Property Management was selected by the Puget Sound Business Journal as a Best Places to Work winner. In 2003, their alma mater, The University of Notre Dame, recognized them as co-alumnae of the year.


Tom’s passion is basketball. He wrote about his love affair with the sport in Notre Dame Magazine.


Tom and his wife, Margaret, have two grown sons and a daughter. They live in a natural setting amongst a native population on the Puget Sound just north of Seattle where entertaining family and friends, crab boils and outdoor activities on the water keep them busy.

Shawn Hoban, CPM®, CCIM, CEO & Co-founder

Shawn is the glue and integrator that pulls together and develops then executes strategy around the shared vision that he and Tom might conceive together.

Gifted with a great mind and passion for taking complicated situations and making them simple,  Shawn Hoban comes to speaking engagements as an industry expert and terrific business mind.

Shawn’s speaking style is focused, if not intellectual and compelling.  Academic and industry expert type settings are ideal fits for Shawn, although his talks to youth and family office events often bring attendee’s to tears as he talks about his years in business, as a father of four, and understanding how to find a more fulfilling form of success that measures more than just financial gain.

 Shawn is both a Certified Property Manager® with the Institute of Real Estate Management® and is a Certified Commercial Investment Member®, the two highest certifications in both disciplines.  A former Top 40 Under 40 selection by the Puget Sound Business Journal, Shawn has been a leader in driving ethics into how Coast does business at every level.  His unique approach has helped the company win some local and national awards as well, including The Washington State Family Business of the Year award and Alumni of the Year for his alma mater, The University of Notre Dame.

Shawn has served on a number of boards, including The Fulcrum Foundation (Trustee), The University of Notre Dame Alumni Association (National Director), Archbishop Murphy High School (Chair), and many others.

After earning a BA-Finance from The University of Notre Dame in 1988, Shawn spent a year as a regional sales director for a national pharmaceutical company in Chicago, Ill before joining Tom.

Shawn and his wife, Kathie, have four grown daughters and a growing number of grandchildren.  Shawn is particularly competitive and basketball has been his passion.  A natural athlete, Shawn and Kathie keep active running, traveling and entertaining friends and family at their beachfront home on the Puget Sound.

Where We’re Published:

Seattle BusinessHerald NetNotre Dame Magazine

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