We tackle projects with vision and integrity. * South Tower Estate Homes. While at Callison Architecture, he was a member of the winning design and construction team for the Microsoft World Headquarters Campus in Redmond, and was the project architect for the first nine office buildings and the initial data center. Prior to forming his own firm, David spend nearly a decade with the Callison Partnership and Hotel Developer Noble House on hospitality projects Nationally and Internationally. He is a Board Member emeritus and financial advisor for the Heart Walk Foundation, an organization that works with native Q’ero tribal villages in the high Andes Mountains of Peru by funding projects that the local people can sustain over time, that support traditional culture, and increase the quality of life for current and future generations. Fortress Development is a commercial real estate developer and privately held investment company based in Bellevue, Washington. Over his extensive career, Eric has managed the design and construction of fast-paced real estate projects for top-tier companies like Kimco Realty, Schnitzer West, The Mills Corporation, and Simon Property Group. Over the course of his near 30-year career, Eric has developed a proven track record and dedication to every project. Eric Dumas is Fortress’ Development Manager. And it shows: in our commitment to owners, first and foremost, but also in our responsibility to quality and to creating homes and communities that matter. Our future depends on it. We develop projects for visitors and locals—places where there’s warmth and belonging; there’s energy and buzz. 01. She brings substantial experience in financial analysis, deal structure, contract management, and reporting to the team. Andy’s passion and enthusiasm for real estate development has taken him around the globe, along the way finding inspiration and ideas. Prior to joining Fortress, David was Director of Financial Planning at Kemper Development Company, the developer and owner of Bellevue Square Mall and The Bellevue Collection, where he was responsible for debt compliance, asset valuation, partnership reporting and cost control. Currently under development, Avenue is our mixed-use project, a graceful landmark of global inspiration featuring two sleek towers connected by a Plaza and designed to become Bellevue’s new gathering destination. Kellanne has an MBA from the University of Washington, Michael G. Foster School of Business. E. info@fortressdevelopment.com During the early part of his career, developments ranged from convenience stores, car washes and gas stations to outposts for fast food chains like McDonald’s. 10400 NE 4th StSuite 2200Bellevue, WA 98004(425) 462-2505. Eric holds a Bachelors of Science in Business Management and Construction Management from Northern Arizona University. A native Seattleite, Arne holds a Bachelor of Architecture and a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering and a Minor in Construction Management from Washington State University. Bellevue, WA 98004. Explore Register Today Register to receive priority information on this bold new development located on NE 8th Street and Bellevue Way. Our mission is to boost the communities where we live and create environments where memories will be shared for generations to come. Great places are ones that feel of the now. Stay a night or stay a lifetime. They tackle projects with vision and integrity. ©2020 Bellevue Downtown Association400 108th Avenue NE, Suite 110Bellevue, WA 98004(425) 453-1223, Bellevue Park Plaza & California Pizza Kitchen Parking. In-depth research coupled with market trend tracking helps us find development opportunities in prime locations with strong metrics and absorption. In-depth research coupled with market trend tracking helps them find development opportunities in prime locations with strong metrics and absorption. It’s a bold new development where you can eat, shop and come together. David holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Seattle Pacific University. Great projects are inevitably a mix of the familiar and the intriguing. T. 1.425.462.2505, 10400 NE 4th Street, Suite 2200 Fortress Group, LLC is a commercial real estate development and privately held investment company based in Bellevue, Washington. Arne J. They research and track market trends to find valuable development opportunities in prime locations with strong metrics and absorption. She is also a Trustee at Linfield College and has been a guest lecturer at the University of Washington Foster School of Business EMBA program, the University of Colorado MBA and Construction Management programs, and Linfield College Finance and Performance Management classes. Where life happens. Prior to joining Fortress, David ran his own firm, Murphy Varey, where he oversaw the development, renovation, and architectural design of a variety of projects—from retail and hospitality to commercial buildings. Fortress Development Reveals New Photos of Avenue Bellevue’s “Residences” Model Unit Sep 30, 2019. A commitment to our employees, partners and customers is what drives our passion for building world-class developments of exceptional quality that help shape the communities, neighborhoods and cities where we live, work, and play. In more recent years, Andy owned and developed several office buildings, mixed-use projects, large-scale commercial plazas and shopping centers. You’re in the heart of things when you’re in them. Avenue Visionaries. A member of the Bellevue Downtown Association, as well as AGC of Washington and Washington State Golf Association, Arne is also the Co-Founder of Annual ACE (Architects / Engineers / Contractors) Charity Golf Tournament benefiting the First Tee of Greater Seattle, where annual donations average $50,000. A graduate of the University of Hawaii with graduate work at Ohio State, Dee holds various licenses and certificates, including a Certified Commercial Investment Manager (CCIM), Certified Trust Financial Analyst (CTFA), Washington State Managing Brokers License, and Washington State Public Notary. He brings those to Bellevue—his home, backyard and the city he loves. Dee is the Vice President and Asset Manager at Fortress, where she has worked for more than two decades. To that end, Andy spent more than a year finding and assembling a dream team of designers, architects, restaurateurs and other experts in their fields to help realize his vision and legacy project. The Residences at Avenue Bellevue: Sales Center Preview Aug 5, 2019. Great places to be. We're elevating communities for inspired living, and people are taking notice. All Rights Reserved. Arne’s responsibility includes consultant selection, design, pre-construction management and services, budget development and control, general contractor selection, GMP negotiation, as well as all City, State and Federal entitlements and permits. At Fortress, David oversees the development and construction management of ground-up developments, redevelopments, capital projects and tenant improvements. Dee’s previous roles include Vice President and Director of Property Management for Management Northwest and Assistant Vice President at Hawaiian Trust Company. He is responsible for managing all aspects of the company’s projects to ensure successful delivery of every single development. David is a licensed architect with more than 35 years of experience in commercial projects. Fortress Development is a commercial real estate developer and privately held investment company based in Bellevue, Washington. Standout projects include Park Lane, a 33-acre landmark destination for shopping and dining that spans four entire blocks and has become the most talked about intersection in Dallas. Our projects feed the local as it embraces the international. Fortress Development today unveiled new details and artist renderings for the development’s West Tower, the second of its two towers. Back. She has also served as the Director of Real Estate Operations for Tarragon Property Services and was an Investment Director at Schnitzer West, LLC. A Bellevue resident, Lakha has been in commercial real estate for more than two decades. Passionate about education, Kellanne is a board member at Treehouse, an organization dedicated to bettering the lives of youth in foster care with a focus on high school graduation and developing a plan for their future. Hall is Director of Development at Fortress, where he is responsible for the overall development management for the company. We are bold. A natural problem-solver and enthusiastic team player, Eric’s responsibilities at Fortress include overseeing design and building dynamic projects from inception to closeout. Led by Fortress founder Andy Lakha, the team is made up of extraordinary talents and experts in their fields, from architects and landscapers to interior designers and a feng shui master. A commitment to their employees, partners and customers is what drives their passion for building world-class developments of exceptional quality that help shape the communities, neighborhoods and cities where we live, work, and play. Fortress Development is a commercial real estate developer and privately held investment company based in Bellevue, Washington. We have over half a century of combined experience. With an InterContinental Hotel and sophisticated homes with exceptional views, gourmet restaurants, elegant bars and shops, the best of the region is right here. Avenue Bellevue Development Breaks Ground Sep 18, 2019. He brings those to Bellevue—his home, backyard and the city he loves—to create a flagship development. David also served as the Assistant Controller for Bentall Capital, where he was responsible for financial analysis and reporting for the company’s Seattle region assets. © Fortress Development. Eric excels at oversight of complex capital projects, controlling costs and driving schedules. Fortress Development Developer: Andy Lakha Andy’s passion and enthusiasm for real estate development has taken the Fortress’ Principal and CEO around the globe, along the way finding inspiration and ideas. In addition, she was a Vice President of Asset Management at Clarion Partners and Director of Portfolio Management at Prudential Real Estate Investors. Which Tower are you interested in? Prior to joining Fortress, Eric established his own construction management business where he provided comprehensive project leadership in a wide variety of project types, including retail, mixed-use, class A office, restaurant, parking structures, warehouse and industrial properties. A graduate from the University of Illinois, Andy began his extensive career in the mid-1990s, buying, selling and developing more than 80 different properties across the United States. We are diverse. Andy Lakha is Fortress’ Principal and CEO. Their mission is to boost the communities where we live and create environments where memories will be shared for generations to come. Avenue Bellevue Project Breaks Ground, Reveals Second Condo Tower Details Sep 20, 2019. Andy also developed the Mercado Santa Clara shopping center, a 24-acre retail development located along Highway 101 in the heart of Silicon Valley’s “Golden Triangle.”. 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