Noosha Tashakor

Noosha Tashakor

Project Manager

In March 2013, Noosha joined the Justen Company as a real estate development intern. She quickly proved herself to be a very strong real estate financial analyst and is now a Project Manager with the company. Noosha organizes the consultant teams for property and project due diligence, prepares project pursuit budgets, builds detailed proformas and project schedules, manages design consultant contracts and keeps projects moving. While at the Justen Company, Noosha has worked on a mixed-use residential and hotel high-rise project, multiple high-rise apartment projects and several midrise apartment projects.

Prior to joining the Justen Company, Noosha managed the sales office for two and half years, at the Fifteen Twenty-One Second Avenue 38 story condominium tower.

Noosha is a graduate of the University of Washington with both a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in civil engineering and construction, which prepared her extremely well for a career in real estate development.

Noosha has lived in the Seattle area since 2002 with her family including her two young children. Noosha is fluent in several languages but her favorite is Microsoft Excel.

Leon Cohen

Leon Cohen

Construction Manager

In 2012, Leon joined the Justen Company adding strong construction management capacity to the team. He is an expert construction and general manager with more than 35 years of experience leading the development and construction of multi-million dollar projects encompassing commercial, residential, municipal, historic renovation, institutional and defense complexes. His exceptional experience-based construction management techniques along with on-site innovation adds great value to the Justen Company team and its clients.

Since joining the Justen Company Leon has been a key player in Construction Management working on variety of projects including a $45 million mixed-use project on Mercer Island, feasibility for $60 million potential renovation of the Seattle Macy’s building, construction defect remediation of a high-rise condominium building in downtown Seattle, five-story new student housing project near the University of Washington and currently working on five apartment sites in Seattle with a construction start of 2016. Prior to joining the Justen Company team Leon has managed the construction of several large condominium projects, numerous commercial buildings and hundreds of major renovations.

Leon grew up in a construction family where his father founded Mountain Pacific Company that built numerous commercial and multifamily projects in Washington and Alaska. Leon has the dual role of both property owner/client of the Justen Company and the team’s Construction Manager for mixed-use 47 unit luxury condominium above 24,000 ft.² of commercial space on Mercer Island currently going through a rezoning process.

Leon is a Seattle native and has had his home on Mercer Island since 2001. Leon enjoys boating and is a serious musician has three adult children, accomplished professional musicians involved in symphony teaching and film score industry with the other seeking his electrical engineering degree.

Chris Wronsky

Chris Wronsky

Consultant

Chris, a New Jersey native and graduate of the University of Virginia, moved to Seattle in 1981 to join the real estate appraisal and advisory firm of Shorett and Riely. He was drawn to assignments involving unusual/complicated properties ranging from the Space Needle to the Central Waterfront to oyster beds and those involving complex ownership structures, including air rights, easements, long-term ground leases, historic covenants and tax credits, multi-tiered partnerships, Local Improvement Districts and public/private joint ventures. Extensive work with large institutional investors, not-for-profit boards and management, municipal entities, high profile/complex litigation counseling and expert testimony. Trusted advisor to families with a real estate foundation to their fortune on subsequent generation management and investment options, estate planning and relationship issues. Chris was awarded the professional designations of MAI and CRE, founded Wronsky, Gibbons and Riely in 1994, and served as board chair of the Washington Center for Real Estate Research, now part of the Runstad Center at the University of Washington.

In 1999 Chris relocated to New England to pursue a long-held desire to be involved in secondary school education. This encore career/mid-life shift into the management and development side of education included the position of director of alumni affairs and development at Salisbury School in Connecticut and director of planned giving at his alma mater, Phillips Exeter Academy. In his nine years at Exeter Chris was deeply involved in the school’s comprehensive capital campaign of $350m, the largest campaign (on a dollar per student or dollar per alum basis) of any secondary school or university. He also developed a program allowing investment of Charitable Remainder Unitrust assets with the school’s $900m endowment.

After achieving empty nest status Chris and his wife abandoned rural New England and its winters and returned to Seattle in 2011 to enjoy urban living and reconnection with old friends. He worked at The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Washington and is now engaged in providing advice and counsel to individuals, for profit, and not-for-profit entities on developing and executing strategies for real estate holdings.

Past Justen Company Team Members

The current Justen Company team recognizes the talented and devoted individuals who have been part of our past success and where they are now.

  • Marty Goodman
    Development Director, Holland Partner Group, Seattle
  • Dan Selin
    President, Compass Construction, Seattle
  • Kelly Shyne Monteiro
    VP, JLL, Seattle
  • Chris Swenson
    Senior Construction Manager, Intracorp Real Estate. Seattle
  • Julie Benezet
    Co-Owner, The Journey of Not Knowing, consulting firm
  • Larry Martin
    Real Estate Attorney, Davis Wright Tremaine
  • Suzanne Cole
    Retired
  • Scott Roberts
    Founder and Principal, Lake Union Partners, Seattle
  • Pat Foley
    Founder and Principal, Lake Union Partners, Seattle

Our Clients

Every client is as different as they are alike. Customized strategies and plans are built to meet the unique needs and goals of each client. At the end of the day, it’s getting results for our clients that matters most to us.

The Justen Company’s clients have included:

• GREYSTAR: A national real estate company with multi-family development sites in Seattle.

• SEATTLE UNIVERSITY: A private university on First Hill in Seattle with a large portfolio of commercial properties.

• HARDY DEVELOPMENTS: Seattle multi-family developer focusing on inner-city multi-family projects from 50- to 400 units.

• THE SAMIS LAND COMPANY: One of the largest commercial landowners in both Seattle and the State of Washington.

• ALECTA: A Swedish pension fund with a multi-family land portfolio in Seattle.

• WOODBRIDGE/ASCOT INVESTMENT CORPORATION: A Canadian multi-family developer with Seattle projects.

• COLUMBIA WEST PROPERTIES: A large commercial property owner in downtown Seattle and Bellevue.

• VULCAN: Largest land owner/developer in South Lake Union area of Seattle.