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.