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Who We Are

  

We strive to build long-term relationships with our investors. CEP is committed to forming real estate investment partnerships where “everyone wins together”. We have a proven track record of delivering results for our investors, the majority of whom have made multiple investments with CEP over the years.

The CEP Partners

The Coast Equity Partners team has successfully operated and invested in multifamily real estate through multiple cycles spanning four decades. Starting in the ’80s with just a “pickup truck and plunger” our founders, Tom and Shawn Hoban, have since operated businesses managing over $6 Billion in assets. 

Today, CEP owns and operates over $300 Million in institutional quality multifamily assets. We have a deep understanding of the region’s multifamily market that we harness to identify quality opportunities and have unsurpassed operating experience that is leveraged to drive strong risk-adjusted returns for our investors.

Mike Harmon

Managing Partner
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Tom Hoban

Founding Partner
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Josh Jansen

Senior Partner
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Shawn Hoban

Founding Partner
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A Message From
Our Principals

We founded Coast Equity Partners (CEP) in 2004 as a wealth-building strategy for the CEP partners and our investors. Pension funds, endowments, family offices, and ultra-high net worth individuals have long understood the merits of holding commercial real estate in their portfolios to bolster returns, balance market uncertainty, and generate tax advantages. However, the capital required to make these investments is challenging for an individual to amass. As such, our goal is to give our investors direct access to the commercial real estate asset class through pooled investments sponsored by CEP.

Our investment program gives accredited investors the opportunity to make direct investments alongside CEP into institutional-quality multifamily real estate.

We bring an operator’s mentality to our role as manager of these investments – expertise honed from decades of operating apartment communities – to optimize the economic performance of the properties we acquire and deliver attractive, balanced returns to our investors, comprised of current period profits (quarterly dividends) and strong asset appreciation over time.

CEP is committed to forming real estate investment partnerships where “everyone wins together”. Our simple partnership structure ensures that our interests, as Manager, are aligned with those of our investors. We earn modest fees for arranging the investment and managing it over the long run and receive a share of the quarterly dividends and proceeds from capital events (refinance/sale) when they occur.

We would be privileged to partner with you and we thank you for considering Coast Equity Partners to aid you in achieving your real estate investment goals.

Mike Harmon, Managing Partner
Josh Jansen, Senior Partner

 

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Mike Harmon

In 2004, Mike joined the Coast Group of Companies as President of Coast Equity Partners. Mike’s role is to drive the growth of Coast Equity Partners through the acquisition of investment properties that produce outstanding returns for our clients.

Mike brings many years of business leadership, entrepreneurial drive, and real estate experience to the table. He has held critical roles in the strategic management of high growth companies and early-stage technology start-ups. From raising capital on Wall Street to buying his first rental property while still in college, Mike brings a unique broad range of talents to Coast Equity Partners.

Mike’s entrepreneurial spirit is grounded in a solid business background. He has designed and managed the development of several mission-critical business systems for fortune 500 companies, participated in

the creation of new businesses and nurtured new growth opportunities for existing businesses. Mike has created and grown departments, successfully identified, negotiated, and closed strategic partnerships, managed key client relationships and secured new capital investments for the companies he has helped lead.

Since 1992, Mike has been engaged in the identification, acquisition and rehabilitation of real estate with excellent investment potential. His portfolio of properties includes residential holdings as well as rental properties in various markets throughout the Pacific Northwest and United States.

Mike holds a BS in Finance from San Diego State University and an MBA with concentrations in Marketing and Management from the University of Notre Dame.

Mike enjoys travel, youth coaching, winter sports, water recreation, golf and fishing. He lives with his wife and four sons in North Seattle and is active in his church, children’s schools and local community.

Josh Jansen

Josh Jansen is Senior Partner with Coast Equity Partners and leads the firm’s acquisition, disposition and asset management functions.

Josh is a proven dealmaker that has led the closing of more than one billion dollars of multifamily transaction volume over the last decade. Prior to joining Coast Equity Partners, Josh was one of the top brokers in the nation for Sperry Van Ness, where he garnered national awards in recognition of his sales, strategic thinking, and leadership skills.

Josh is active in his community and has spent the last 7 years as a volunteer varsity football coach for a local high school. Josh also served as a founding board member of the Private Enterprise Coalition of Snohomish County.

Josh attended Occidental College in Los Angeles, where he earned a BA in Politics, as well as All-American honors as captain of the football team.

Josh, his wife Cheryl, and their two children enjoy travelling, hiking, and snow and watersports.

Tom Hoban

Tom has over thirty years of experience as a property manager, real estate advisor, and investor. In 1987, he co-founded Coast Property Management alongside his brother Shawn after identifying the need for a high performing, values-based property management company in the market. Coast has long since grown into The Coast Group, which is a vertically integrated, privately owned family of real estate companies encompassing property management, facility services, specialized construction, advisory, and investment companies. Today, The Coast Group is one of the region’s largest and most respected
real estate services firms of its kind as it is able to leverage the different companies’ resources to provide the best possible returns for clients.

Built as an extension of their humble servant leader view of themselves, the Hoban brothers and their executive leadership teams have become synonymous with excellence, innovation, and reliability.  Along the way, the brothers have been recognized for their professional accomplishments and work in the communities they serve, earning them the co-alumni of the year award from the University of Notre Dame alumni association and The Family Enterprise Institute’s Washington Family Business of the Year.

Over the years, they invited others who possessed complimentary if not superior talents to join them as partners and co-leaders in the Coast Group of Companies.  In 2017, they formed The Hoban Family Office (HFO) to create a platform for innovation (Coast Innovation Center), talent development, and leadership in service to the Coast Group of Companies, their families and the communities they serve.  It also serves as their charitable arm, with a focus on service to the poor and vulnerable and development of tomorrow’s leaders.

Tom leverages his vast network, engaging personality and refreshingly transparent approach into many venues, including his long-running column in the Herald Business Journal, as a freelance writer and as a guest speaker or lecturer all while serving on several boards or advisory functions, including Santa Clara University Real Estate School Advisory Board, Washington State University – Everett, University of Portland board of trustee’s, The Washington State Governor’s Affordable Housing Advisory Board, The
Commercial Broker’s Association of Puget Sound, Archbishop Murphy High School (Everett, WA), The Boys and Girls Clubs, chairman for the Snohomish County Airport Commission, The City of Everett
Economic Development Advisory Council, and others. The brother’s ventures together earned them two very prestigious awards:  The Washington State Family Enterprise Institute’s Family Business of the Year
and The University of Notre Dame Alumni Association co-alumni of the year.

Tom graduated from The University of Notre Dame with a BA in Finance.  A former coach, scoutmaster, and basketball referee, in his spare time today Tom continues plays recreational basketball, remains active in his church and enjoys time with his wife, two sons, and daughter on the Puget Sound.

Shawn Hoban

For over three decades, Shawn has been responsible for establishing and growing each of the operating businesses in The Coast Group of Companies and Hoban Family Office. It all started in 1987 when he co-founded Coast Property Management alongside his brother Tom after identifying the need for a high performing, values-based property management company. Coast has long since grown into The Coast Group which is a vertically integrated, privately owned family of real estate companies. Coast is one of the region’s largest and most respected real estate services firms of its kind with offerings in property management, facility services, specialized construction, advisory, and investment services.

Shawn is an integrator and strategist for the Hoban’s various ventures with a particular gift of taking complicated situations and making them executable. A leader with strong character, Shawn also
possesses a competitive streak that has shaped the success of their ventures together.

The Hoban Family Office, the holding company for the operating businesses, brings innovative ideas to the commercial real estate industry through Coast Innovation Center while serving the charitable causes of the Hoban family and the Coast Group. He is passionate about identifying and developing talent to
support their businesses, while mentoring the next generation of leaders inside and outside of his family.

His service and awards include Top 40 Under 40 Business Executive by the Puget Sound Business Journal, Director for The University of Notre Dame Alumni Association, Archbishop Thomas J. Murphy High School Board of Trustees Chair and Board of Regents, Fulcrum Foundation Board of Trustees, Vistage, Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO), and many other community organization throughout the Pacific Northwest and U.S. The brother’s ventures together earned them two very prestigious awards: The Washington State Family Enterprise Institute’s Family Business of the Year and The University of Notre Dame Alumni Association of Seattle co-alumni of the year.

Shawn holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Finance from the University of Notre Dame and is both a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and a Certified Property Manager (CPM) with the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM).

Shawn and his wife, Kathie, enjoy travel and outdoor recreation on the Puget Sound while following the active lives of their four adult daughters and a growing generation of grandchildren.

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