Real Estate Development | Conservation | Philanthropy
DAVID ZARETT, CEO
David founded Zarett Properties, a Seattle real estate development firm in 1992, following a life-long love of building and architecture. Originally from Los Angeles, Zarett found the beginnings of his success in Seattle, Washington. He is best known for the purchase and rehabilitation of the 100-year-old Seattle Ice Building which was widely seen as a visionary investment and renovation.
In recent years, Zarett has turned his attention to green building, sustainability, and conservation. This work extends to his forest management and preservation efforts in Snoqualmie, Washington. After purchasing over a thousand pristine acres, David became a formidable adversary against a proposed dam on the North Fork of the Snoqualmie River that would have ruined habitats and a highly-rated kayak run.
As a committed member of the Seattle community, David Zarett provides considerable financial and personal support for numerous charitable organizations. A particular philanthropic cause is Camp Korey at Carnation Farm, a summer camp for children suffering from severe illnesses. Additionally, Zarett supports the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and Doctors Without Borders.
David earned his Bachelor of Science degree in business from the University of Oregon. He is an avid traveler and outdoorsman, spending much of his time in South America. He is also an accomplished musician.