Chairman and Co-Founder
Founded in 1987, Tom Hoban, Chairman, and his brother, Shawn Hoban, CEO, have led the Coast Group of Companies from a modest start into a diversified group of property management, facility services, specialized construction, advisory, transaction and investment companies serving private and institutional owners throughout the United States.
Today, The Coast Group is one of the region’s largest and most respected real estate services firms of its kind, managing more than $5B in real estate assets (multi-family, office, flex, mixed use, self-storage, retail, industrial) with a service offering to property owners, franchisors, investors, and developers across the U.S.
Built as an extension of The Hoban’s service-oriented culture, they and their executive leadership teams have become synonymous with excellence, innovation, and reliability. Along the way, the brothers and Coast 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 Seattle chapter of the University of Notre Dame alumni association as well as the Family Enterprise Institute’s Washington Family Business of the Year.
Over the years, they invited others to join them as partners and co-leaders, allowing the companies to thrive and grow. In 2018, they formed The Hoban Family Office to create a platform for innovation (Coast Innovation Center), talent development, and leadership in service to the Coast Group of Companies. It also serves as their charitable arm, with a focus on service to the poor and vulnerable, support for combat wounded veterans, and development of tomorrow’s ethical 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 and as a guest speaker or lecturer all while serving on several boards or advisory functions, including Santa Clara University, Washington State University, The Washington State Governor’s Affordable Housing Advisory Board, The Commercial Broker’s Association (Puget Sound), Archbishop Murphy High School (Everett, WA), The University of Portland and others.
Tom graduated from The University of Notre Dame in 1984 with a BA in Finance and began his career as a commercial lending officer with First Interstate Bank in Seattle. It was there that he and Shawn identified a market need for Coast and launched the company.
A former coach, scoutmaster, and basketball referee, in his spare time today Tom continues to play recreational basketball, remains active in his church and enjoys time with his wife and three adult children.