About Us

Building Seattle's future since 1889

For more than 127 years, Clise Properties and the Clise family have led development in Seattle. JW Clise, our company’s founder, arrived in 1889, one day after the Great Seattle Fire left the central business district in ashes. JW saw opportunity amid the devastation, and he played an integral role in rebuilding the city from the ground up. 

Years passed, and Clise Properties flourished. Second-generation leader, Charles F. Clise, recognized considerable long-term growth opportunities in Seattle’s Denny Regrade district. His vision resulted in an unprecedented assemblage of assets, perfectly positioning us to lead Seattle’s development well into the 21st century.

Today, under fourth-generation leader A.M. Clise, we strive to advance Charles’ goal of transforming the Denny Regrade into Seattle’s premier urban neighborhood. A.M. has expanded upon his grandfather’s original vision to include the greater Puget Sound region, and we currently have properties in Bothell, Federal Way, and Puyallup as well. 

While property development is our business, the Clise family possesses a passion and respect for Seattle that extends beyond our daily work. Among the family’s many contributions to the community is the founding of Seattle Children’s Hospital, conceived by JW’s wife, Anna Herr Clise, in 1907. Today, Seattle Children’s is considered one of the top pediatric hospitals in the nation. 

With the best interest of Seattle always at heart, Clise Properties is eager to continue building the future of this vibrant city. Our new generation of classic, contemporary structures represents our ongoing commitment to thoughtful development and unparalleled style for the next 127 years