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Eli Hanacek

Vice Chairman

Eli Hanacek Vice Chairman
Seattle 1420 5th Avenue
Suite 1700
Seattle, WA 98101

Professional Experience

Eli Hanacek has over 15 years of experience in the multifamily industry with a broad range of expertise in brokerage, acquisitions, dispositions, development, asset management, marketing, and construction. Eli joined CBRE’s multifamily investment sales team led by Jon Hallgrimson, Executive Vice President. Eli and Jon have executed transactions together for over a decade.

Since Eli joined CBRE’s multifamily team he has been involved in over $1.8 billion in transactions comprised of 32 communities and over 8,200 units. 

Prior to joining CBRE, Eli served as the Investment Management COO for Holland Partner Group. He oversaw new investments with a cradle-to-grave approach on each asset and portfolio as well as supervised the operating, revenue management, and marketing teams to ensure best-in-class results. During his tenure with Holland Partner Group, Eli oversaw over $1.8 billion in transactions and operated a diverse portfolio with over 20,000 multifamily housing units in over 70 communities in five states; Washington, Oregon, California, Colorado and Arizona. Eli was also tasked with opening new markets for Holland including Denver and Phoenix along with raising equity from private and institutional investors.

Eli has also worked for Simpson Housing where he filled many roles in development, management, marketing and revenue management in the Pacific Northwest and California.


  • University of Washington, Bachelor of Arts; Community and Environmental Planning (Focus on Real Estate Development)
  • University of Washington, Minor; Urban Planning


  • Top 10 producer in the Pacific Northwest, 2013
  • Top 40 producer, nationally, through September 2014
  • Bisnow’s Top Influential Players in Seattle Commercial Real Estate, 2013

Significant Assignments

The Bravern Signature Residences:

  • $308,000,000 representing Investcorp and Schnitzer West

​Alto ​Panorama House
​Chateau Woods ​Carriages at Fairwood Downs
​Archstone Belltown ​Tabula Rosa
​Westhaven ​The Station at Othello
​Avalon Bellevue Park ​Seattle South Sound Portfolio
​The Joseph Arnold Lofts ​The Martin
​Piedmont ​The South Lake Union Core Portfolio
​Geln at Emeral Heights ​The Viktoria
​One Jefferson Parkway ​The Overton
​Millinton at Merrill Creek


  • AVB
  • Berkshire
  • Carmel Partners
  • Continental Properties
  • Equity Residential
  • Essex Property Trust
  • Fairfield Residential
  • Goodman Real Estate
  • Heitman Real Estate Services
  • Holland Partners
  • Invesco
  • Legacy Partners
  • Mack Urban
  • Prudential
  • Schnitzer West
  • Seattle Housing Authority
  • Simpson Housing
  • The RREEF Funds
  • UBS
  • Unico
  • Vulcan
  • Waterton
  • Weidner


Eli Hanacek Vice Chairman
Seattle 1420 5th Avenue
Suite 1700
Seattle, WA 98101