Tom Hoban, Chairman & Co-Founder
Founded in 1987, Tom Hoban, Chairman, and his brother, Shawn Hoban, CEO, have led the Coast Group of Companies from a very modest start into a diversified group of property management, facility services, specialized construction, advisory, transaction and investment companies serving private and institutional owners throughout the Pacific Northwest and United States.
Today, The Coast Group is one of the region’s largest and most respected real estate services firms of its kind, managing more than $5B in real estate assets (multi-family, office, flex, mixed use, self-storage, retail, industrial) with a service offering to property owners, franchisors, investors, and developers throughout the United States.
Built as an extension of their humble servant leader view of themselves, the Hoban brothers and their executive leadership teams have become synonymous with excellence, innovation, and reliability. Along the way, the brothers have been recognized for their professional accomplishments and work in the communities they serve, earning them the co-alumni of the year award from the University of Notre Dame alumni association, The Family Enterprise Institute’s Washington Family Business of the Year, and The Puget Sound Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 business leaders (Shawn).
Over the years, they invited others to join them as partners and co-leaders who possessed complimentary if not superior talents. In 2017, they formed The Hoban Family Office (HFO) to create a platform for innovation (Coast Innovation Center), talent development, and leadership in service to the Coast Group of Companies, their families and the communities they serve. It also serves as their charitable arm, with a focus on service to the poor and vulnerable and development of tomorrow’s leaders.
Tom leverages his vast network, engaging personality and refreshingly transparent approach into many venues, including his long-running column in the Herald Business Journal , as a freelance writer and as a guest speaker or lecturer all while serving on several boards or advisory functions, including Santa Clara University Real Estate School Advisory Board, Washington State University – Everett, University of Portland board of trustee’s, The Washington State Governor’s Affordable Housing Advisory Board, The Commercial Broker’s Association of Puget Sound, Archbishop Murphy High School (Everett, WA), The Boys & Girls Clubs, chairman for the Snohomish County Airport Commission, The City of Everett Economic Development Advisory Council, Pacific Alliance for Catholic Education Advisory Council, and others. The brother’s ventures together earned them two very prestigious awards: The Washington State Family Enterprise Institute’s Family Business of the Year and The University of Notre Dame Alumni Association co-alumni of the year.
Tom graduated from The University of Notre Dame in 1984 with a BA in Finance and began his career as a commercial lending officer with First Interstate Bank (Wells Fargo) in Seattle. It was there that he and Shawn identified a market need for Coast and launched the first of their companies, Coast Property Management.
A former coach, scoutmaster, and basketball referee, in his spare time today Tom continues plays recreational basketball, remains active in his church and enjoys time with his wife, two sons, and daughter on the Puget Sound.
Shawn Hoban, CEO & Co-Founder
For over three decades, Shawn has been responsible for establishing and growing each of the operating businesses in the Coast Group of Companies and Hoban Family Office. An unusually gifted mind, Shawn is the integrator and strategist for the brother’s various ventures with a particular gift of taking complicated situations and making them simple, then building an effective team to execute. A leader of incredible character, Shawn also possesses a competitive streak that have shaped the brothers’ ventures together.
With offerings in property management, facility services, specialized construction, advisory, transaction and investment services, under Shawn’s leadership, their companies have grown to manage or invest in over $5 billion in assets.
Hoban Family Office, the holding company for the operating businesses, leverages the resources of The Coast Group to bring innovative ideas to the commercial real estate industry through Coast Innovation Center while serving the charitable causes of the Hoban family and their related businesses, identifying and developing talent to support their businesses, education, and mentoring the next generation of leaders inside and outside of their family.
His service and awards include Top 40 Under 40 Business Executive by the Puget Sound Business Journal, Director for The University of Notre Dame Alumni Association, Archbishop Thomas J. Murphy High School Board of Trustees Chair and Board of Regents, Fulcrum Foundation Board of Trustees, Vistage, Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO), and many other community organization throughout the Pacific Northwest and U.S. The brother’s ventures together earned them two very prestigious awards: The Washington State Family Enterprise Institute’s Family Business of the Year and The University of Notre Dame Alumni Association of Seattle co-alumni of the year.
Shawn holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Finance from the University of Notre Dame 1988 and is both a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and a Certified Property Manager (CPM) with the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM).
Shawn and his wife, Kathie, enjoy travel and outdoor recreation on the Puget Sound while following the active lives of their four adult daughters and a growing generation of grandchildren.