RAY VELKERS2021-10-04T10:21:56-07:00

Prior to entering the real estate field, Ray was president of RLV Retail Consultants and had a 39 year career with Sears Roebuck & Company. Ray has now been a commercial real estate agent since 2002 and joined First Western Properties in September 2007 focusing on Retail Leasing and Sales. His most notable transaction was a $24 Million Dollar land sale in Lacey, WA.

In his spare time, Ray enjoys boating, playing golf as a member of Canterwood Golf and Country Club, and spending time with his family. Ray has been married for 56 years and has been blessed with 3 daughters and 2 grandchildren. His favorite vacation spot is New Zealand because of the beautiful scenery and of course their top of line golf courses.

Professional Affiliations

LICENSED Washington Real Estate Broker
MEMBER, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
MEMBER, Realty Resources
MEMBER, Commercial Broker’s Association (CBA)


BOARD OF DIRECTORS, Pierce County Economic Development Corporation (Former President)
BOARD OF DIRECTORS, Canterwood Golf & Country Club (Former President)
MEMBER, Tacoma Athletic Commission

ALUMNI, University of Washington School of Business

MEMBER, University of Washington Alumni Association

VETERAN, United States Air Force

Notable Experience

LEASED 35 locations throughout the Puget Sound for Big Foot Java
LEASED over 60,000 SF at Michaels Plaza retail center (Tacoma, WA)
REPRESTENTED AVIS Truck & Car Rental for the past 12 years with growth throughout WA

SALE Former Johnny’s Dock and Marina for $3M (Tacoma, WA)

SALE multiple parcels vacant land $24M (Lacey, WA)

SALE Grocery Outlet Center for $8.5M (Olympia, WA)

Notable Clients

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