As President, Holly oversees the general operations of The Schuster Group, the consulting division – “Full Scale,” and its affiliated investment companies. In this capacity she is responsible for asset and development management, acquisitions and dispositions, corporate and project marketing, finance and private equity, and public relations. Over the past sixteen years, Holly has played an integral role in many of the company’s developments including Mosler Lofts, Joseph Arnold Lofts, Muriel’s Landing, and Walton Lofts. Through her experience, she has become a renowned real estate professional in the Seattle region who is regularly invited to speak as an expert at real estate industry events, and frequently sought after for advice from major local and national clients.
As a LEED® Accredited Professional, Holly not only assisted in the certification of Mosler Lofts (the first LEED residential high-rise in Seattle) but led the team responsible for the LEED certification of the State of Washington’s first dual certified office building in 2008 – the company’s former headquarters. Holly directed the marketing and leasing program, as well as the management of Muriel’s Landing and Joseph Arnold Lofts, of which both properties won numerous awards and set a new benchmark for financial success in performance. As Project Executive for Walton Lofts, the development was completed on time and on budget, and achieved the highest rents per square foot in the city of Seattle. Most recently, she has consulted with clients such as Wright Runstad on the development, management and lease-up of the residential portion of their iconic mixed-use high-rise – Rainier Square, the Port of Everett on the development of their master planned community, Waterfront Place, and Mt Baker Housing on the development of their affordable housing projects in Seattle. Holly regularly consults with clients on strategy, investment and development and in her role as project executive for the company’s various developments; and provides clarity, vision, and leadership during the development and construction process.
In recent years, she has consulted with clients serving a range of market segments, such as Wright Runstad on the development, management, and lease-up of the residential portion of their iconic mixed-use high-rise- Rainier Square, the Port of Everett on the design, vision, and development of their master planned community- Waterfront Place, and Mt Baker Housing on the development of their affordable housing projects in Seattle. Holly offers consulting services on strategy, investment, and development to provide clarity, vision, and leadership as a project executive during each stage of the construction process.
Outside of the office, Holly serves on, and is the former Chair of, the Board of Uplift NW (formerly the Millionair Club), one of Seattle’s oldest non-profits that is dedicated to helping Seattle’s at-risk population by removing barriers to employment and helping them become job ready. She is the co-founder of Elphie’s Animal Alliance, a nonprofit animal rescue organization working closely with the local and national rescue community. Holly is also a former member of the Metropolitan Improvement District Board at the Downtown Seattle Association, a current member of the Pacific Real Estate Institute, and is actively involved in the organizations supported by Schuster Foundation for which she serves as an officer. Holly is a graduate of Pacific Lutheran University.