About THG

THG (The Holmes Group) is a principal-to-principal, CEO-to-CEO real estate advisory organization led by Robert J. Holmes.

With his diverse background in the planning, development and operation of all types of real estate including a number of North America’s most admired destination resorts, complex mixed-use urban projects and innovative retail-centric projects, Robert provides both knowledge and wisdom to business leaders as they consider how to best move their organizations forward.

As a “relationship architect”, Robert builds strategic alliances between companies, public entities and individuals to further the success of a project and the organization behind it.

Robert J. Holmes

Robert is the Founder and Manager of THG, LLC. In addition to his business and professional interests, Robert is an avid outdoors person, an interest he shares with his entire family including his wife Sue, daughters Carrie and Leslie, son-in-law Mark, and now his grandchildren.

Robert’s favorite activities include skydiving, skiing, fly-fishing, cycling, kayaking, hiking and adventure travel. Sue, who is an accomplished tennis player, and Robert have always been attracted to the mountains.

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Robert's Professional History

  • Founded THG, LLC in 2005
  • President and CEO of Harbor Properties and President and Manager of Harbor Mountain Company: 1994 to 2005. Harbor is a Seattle-based, full services real estate development and property management firm
  • President and CEO, then Chairman of Intrawest USA as well as Senior Executive in Intrawest’s International Resort Development Group: 1984 to 1994. Intrawest is a world-leader in destination resort development and experiential travel
  • General Manager and Vice President-West Coast, Carma Development: 1980 to 1984. Under Robert’s leadership, Carma was responsible for rescuing, restoring and rebranding a number of Seattle’s most prominent heritage buildings
  • Development Manager and Executive Director, Portland Development Commission: 1974 to 1980. The masterplanning Robert helped initiate became the foundation for Portland consistently being recognized as one of America’s Most Livable Cities


  • Interlink Group, a leading developer and contractor in the Caribbean for resort, hotel and residential
  • NatureBridge, a not-for-profit organization that provides environmental education programs in six National Park locations
  • Schweitzer Mountain Resort
  • Seabrook Land Company, a real estate company that develops, owns and operates Pacific Northwest master planned destination towns and villages
  • Urban Land Institute: Building Healthy Places
  • Urban Land Institute: Travel Experience and Trends Council


  • Bastyr University: Trustee
  • Bellevue Chamber of Commerce: Executive Committee and Director
  • Bellevue Downtown Association: Director
  • Cone & Steiner, an emerging new generation of urban neighborhood markets, currently in Capitol Hill, Pioneer Square and downtown Seattle
  • Downtown Seattle Association: Executive Committee and Director
  • Harbor Properties, Inc. (now Mack Urban): Director
  • Henbart LLC, a Seattle based real estate company that develops, owns and manages commercial and residential properties in the Pacific Northwest
  • Historic Seattle Preservation & Development Authority: Director for a not-for-profit historic preservation organization in Seattle and King County, WA: Director
  • ScanlanKemperBard Companies (SKB): Director
  • TimberWest Forest Corporation (Canada): at the time of Robert’s involvement TimberWest was a publicly traded company. Robert was Director and Chair of the Real Estate Committee and also served on numerous other committees
  • Tully’s Coffee, Inc: Director
  • Seattle Housing Resource Group (now Bellweather Housing), a not-for-profit that provides housing in Seattle: Chair & Director
  • Historic Seattle Preservation & Director
  • University of Washington’s Commercial Real Estate Certificate Program: Advisory Board
  • Urban Internship Real Estate Program (sponsored by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, San Francisco, CA): During this program, participants worked with Mayors and County Commissions; urban renewal agencies; and other local, county, state and federal agencies along the West Coast that were involved in community redevelopment. Time was also spent in Congressional offices in Washington DC
  • Urban Land Institute: Community Development Council
  • Urban Land Institute: Recreational Development Council