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Influential Seattle food+drink broker joins Capitol Hill Housing board

Laura Miller (Image: Gibraltar)

Laura Miller (Image: Gibraltar)

One of the biggest behind-the-scene names in Seattle food+drink will now help guide one of the biggest names in Capitol Hill affordable housing. Laura Miller has joined the board of the Capitol Hill Housing Foundation, the nonprofit that supports the affordable housing developer.

As a broker with Gibraltar Investment Property Solutions, Miller has become a go-to source for chefs and restauranteurs looking to open in Seattle’s competitive commercial property market. CHH cited Miller’s 14 years of commercial real estate experience as a draw for the organization that is increasingly expanding its reach. CHH also announced Capitol Hill resident and deputy director of King County’s human services department Josephine Wong has joined Miller on the board, and Seattle Goodwill vice president Barbara “b.g.” Nabors-Glass has joined the Capitol Hill Housing Board of Directors.

“They will bring deep and varied experience in community development to their roles of guiding our work and raising support for our mission of building vibrant and engaged communities,” said CHH CEO Christopher Persons.

More recently, CHS reported on Miller’s role in the Capitol Hill restaurant project involving a secret chef and an ambitious buildout set to transform the longtime neighborhood bodega Harry’s Fine Foods.

Over the past year, CHH has positioned itself as the affordable housing provider for two of the most innovative and high profile projects in the neighborhood: 12th Ave Arts (opened 2014) and the Capitol Hill Station “transit oriented development” project. CHH’s bread and butter is supplying affordable housing to some 2,000 people through 47 buildings in Seattle, mostly concentrated on Capitol Hill.

Read CHH’s full announcement below:

Community leaders join boards to support Capitol Hill Housing

Seattle, WA — Capitol Hill Housing is pleased to announce new members of its Board of Directors and Foundation Board.

Barbara “b.g.” Nabors-Glass has joined the Capitol Hill Housing Board of Directors. Laura Miller and Josephine Wong have joined the Board of the Capitol Hill Housing Foundation.

“I am very pleased to welcome b.g. Nabors-Glass onto our Board of Directors and Laura Miller and Josephine Wong to our Foundation Board,” said Christopher Persons, Capitol Hill Housing CEO. “They will bring deep and varied experience in community development to their roles of guiding our work and raising support for our mission of building vibrant and engaged communities.”

Barbara “b.g.” Nabors-Glass joined Seattle Goodwill in 2004. In her current role, she oversees all aspects of Goodwill’s mission services including job training and education. Prior to Goodwill, b.g. was at Seattle Housing Authority, developing, implementing and securing funding for the Housing Continuum Program for foster youth. b.g. is a member of the National Association of Community Organizers and National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

Laura Miller is a partner and broker with Gibraltar Investment Property Solutions, where she has represented many local companies in various leasing and sale transactions. She has more than 14 years of commercial real estate experience in business brokerage, tenant representation, landlord representation and investment sales. Laura is widely regarded as one of the most dedicated brokers in the region.

Josephine Wong has served as Deputy Director with the King County Department of Community and Human Services since December 2013. She oversees the department’s finances and general operations and maintains relationships with internal agencies and external partners, funders and elected officials. Previously, Josephine was Chief Operating Officer of Capitol Hill Housing for five years. Prior to that she was at the Seattle Office of Housing. Josephine is a longtime, active Capitol Hill resident.

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One thought on “Influential Seattle food+drink broker joins Capitol Hill Housing board

  1. Secret Chef!? I know the guy.. if it’s a secret I’m not gonna spill the beans, but he’s 1) Amazing and 2) Very attractive. Good luck J! :)