MICHAEL CHRIST - CEO
As the owner and sole proprietor of SECO Development, Michael’s experience stretches over three decades; he has been purchasing and building real estate since 1980. SECO Development has been recognized as one of the most successful mixed-use development companies in the Seattle and Puget Sound region with over 40 years as a significant landowner in Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland, and Renton.
As a principal in SECO Development, Michael is intimately involved in all aspects of development and is personally in charge of acquisitions and dispositions. He is involved in design, marketing, and financing while maintaining strong relationships with the cities in which he builds. Michael has a unique ability to identify opportunities and formulate a vision that is consistent with municipalities, local neighborhoods, and financial institutions. With Michael’s direction, ability to identify good sites, and work closely with communities, SECO Development has vested entitlements in record time and created economically viable and profitable developments resulting in vibrant communities in the Puget Sound.
DEREK JANKE - Senior Vice President of Construction Operations
Derek Janke acts as the Senior VP of Construction Operations of SECO Development, Inc. Derek draws on more than 26 years of direct knowledge and leadership for design, development, construction, and commissioning of new and existing renovation projects. In this role, he is responsible for identification and mitigation of constructability, cost, informational, and schedule issues that arise during the preconstruction, construction, and occupancy phases of a project.
Prior to joining SECO Development, Derek was the Sr. Manager of Design and Construction for hospitality projects including the Hyatt at Olive 8, Renaissance Seattle Renovations and tenant improvements at the Seattle Hilton and Grand Hyatt Seattle. Derek’s experience includes manufacturing and office experience having managed the construction of new facilities for clients including Alaska Distribution, Eland Distribution, Hewlett Packard, Boeing and the Port of Seattle.
ROCALE TIMMONS - Senior Vice President of Planning and Development
Rocale Timmons is the Senior VP of Planning and Development of SECO Development, Inc. Rocale draws on more than 14 years of urban planning, commercial, mixed use, residential, and infrastructure project management/entitlement experience in public and private organizations.
Prior to joining SECO Development, Rocale was a Senior Planner for the City of Renton, facilitating legacy City projects, engaging a diverse set of stakeholders and negotiating very compelling, yet competing, interests associated with complex urban redevelopment projects. Development project entitlements include: 2,000,000+ SF of commercial space; 1,300+ multi-family units; and 250+ single-family dwellings, valued at $650 Million.
DOUG WOLF - Director of Accounting
Doug Wolf has over twenty years of management level experience in real estate accounting and finance. He has filled the role of Controller and CFO for some of the Northwest’s most successful real estate companies including Conner Homes, Port Blakely Communities, Oki Developments, and for the last twelve years, SECO Development, Inc. Mr. Wolf has extensive experience with financing residential construction, land development, public infrastructure and commercial construction.
LISA COLLINS - Vice President of Operations
Lisa Collins is the Vice President of Operations of SECO Development, Inc. Lisa draws on more than 30 years of real estate development experience (25 of those years with SECO Development) including land acquisition, disposition, and financing administration, contracts and property title review, risk management, and Developer liaison to Seattle Family Regional Center in association with USCIS’s EB-5 program.
Lisa is the Designated Broker for SECO’s real estate firm, Abode Real Estate Services, LLC. She holds a Professional in Human Resources certification (PHR), and has completed the 2020 CREW Leadership Series (Commercial Real Estate Women).
Since joining SECO, Lisa has successfully coordinated the closing of more than 45 commercial loans, land purchases, and property sales, and is responsible for SECO’s extremely low loss risk management program.
SHANNON JALLOW - Vice President of Asset Management
Shannon is the Vice President of Asset Management for SECO Development, Inc. She is responsible for the operation of the company's real estate portfolio and directs the management of retail, office, hotel and multi-family properties.
Shannon has 20 years of commercial real estate experience, with emphasis on asset management, investment analysis, leasing and marketing. Previously, Shannon worked at Vestar Development, West Valley Properties and CBRE. Shannon serves on the board of directors for the local Chamber and other associations, working on planning, policy, and legislative initiatives. Shannon holds an active WA Designated Broker license and is a member of NAIOP, CREW, ICSC AND CCIM.