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Our Team

Peter Nitze

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FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR
Peter is the President & CEO of Nitze-Stagen & Co. and is responsible for the operations of Nitze-Stagen's real estate holdings and property management services, where he has overseen more than $100m of construction/ redevelopment at the SBUX Center. Peter has overseen major projects in the US and abroad including the construction of multiple lab and manufacturing facilities and the redevelopment of biotech company, Martek's corporate campus.  Peter is a member of the Seattle 2030 District Property Owners and Developers Forum and a co-founder of the Alliance for Safety, Affordability and Preservation, a group dedicated to the protection of vulnerable masonry buildings and their occupants from seismic hazards. He serves on the board of Bellwether Housing, the largest affordable housing developer in Seattle. He holds a degree from Harvard College, as well as graduate degrees in Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Stanford. Peter lives with his wife in West Seattle.


Brad Padden

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FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR
Brad is a co-founder of Anew Apartments, where he has overseen the redevelopment and acquisition of more than $250m worth of multifamily properties in Greater Seattle. He recently founded Housing Diversity Corporation (HDC), a company dedicated to increasing housing density. A pioneer in the Small Efficiency Dwelling Unit and Micro Apartment market, Brad is dedicated to preserving and upgrading character-rich buildings in Seattle's core neighborhoods, saving historically significant properties from demolition. He specializes in renovating seismically vulnerable buildings. Brad is a member of the Seattle 2030 District Property Owners and Developers Forum and a co-founder of the Alliance for Safety, Affordability and Preservation, a group dedicated to the protection of vulnerable masonry buildings and their occupants from seismic hazards. Brad is a graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder and lives with his wife in Bellevue.


Daniel Gallagher

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FOUNDER & DIRECTOR
Daniel is the Director of Acquisitions and Development at Nitze-Stagen & Co., Daniel has contributed to the firm’s mission of creating vibrant and sustainable communities in Seattle’s key markets. Daniel’s responsibilities include developing a pipeline of investment opportunities, managing due diligence, executing transactions and overseeing re-development projects. Daniel holds BAs in English and Business Administration from the University of Washington and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Daniel lives with his wife, toddler and infant in Queen Anne.


Lisa Nitze

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DIRECTOR
Lisa is the Director of Marketing, Community & Investor Relations for Nitze-Stagen & Co. She ensures OZ Navigator's real estate investments leverage all opportunities for catalyzing revitalization in underserved neighborhoods. She has 30 years of experience leading organizations and initiatives to develop, implement and fund strategies for long-term social systems. She has started and led four nonprofits, as well as led global, national and regional social entrepreneurship and impact investing efforts. Lisa is a Speaker Specialist for the U.S. Department of State on Social Entrepreneurship and has taught Impact Entrepreneurship at UW Foster. Most recently, Lisa was CEO of Seattle Social Venture Partners working with nearly 600 philanthropists to invest in social change in the Puget Sound region. Lisa Chairs the Advisory Group for The Nature Conservancy Emerald Edge Program and the Advancement Committee for Worldreader, serves on the Board of the International Coaching Federation; she holds a BA degree from Harvard and an MBA from Stanford.