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A BRIEF LOCAL BIOGRAPHY

My name is Jonathan Phillips, and I am a Real Estate Broker in Tacoma, Washington. I developed this website and maintain it in order to help buyers and sellers in Tacoma and neighboring areas of Western Washington (Puyallup, Fife, Milton, Sumner, Fircrest, University Place, Olympia, Seattle, and Auburn to name a few).

I first came to Tacoma in 1977, to visit my brother Harold Phillips, who still lives in Puyallup. I immediately appreciated the people, the scenery, the weather, and the quality of life. I moved here permanently in 1979.

I earned my Real Estate Agent's license in 1982, and a Broker's license in 1984. I have represented buyers and sellers in residential, investment, and commercial real estate sales, and real estate funding transactions.

After completing a degree in Computers & Data Processing in 1985, I gained various certifications in the computer industry from Novell, Microsoft, and Intel. I was the exclusive dealer for Contour Software products from 1986-1997 for Washington and Oregon, building and installing computer networks to automate real estate and mortgage company document preparation and reporting. This may sound like a different career, but it was very closely connected to my knowledge of real estate transactions and what it takes to process one accurately, swiftly, and profitably.

I am active in my local community, and spend a considerable amount of time in activities that I believe improve the quality of life and the physical environment of our neighborhoods. (See below.)

That's the past. What about the future? While I'm no oracle, I believe the market we're in is one of the most fascinating, astonishing, and available ones that I've seen in 20 years. With interest rates at levels not seen since the 1960s, and the US economy showing an amazing ability to hold together in the face of terrorist attacks on American soil, we are really in a new Millennium, as a new people, with a reawakened knowledge of the fragility of life, and the immeasurable value of that life.

If you have a little time, please read my Business Philosophy 101 page. I believe many of the questions that sellers and buyers of real estate ask me in our first meeting are answered there.


APPOINTMENT TO THE TACOMA CITY COUNCIL

In August, 2005 I was appointed to serve on the Tacoma City Council as Council District #2 Representative. The appointment lasted through the end of 2005.

It was my great honor and privilege to serve with the dedicated Mayor, Council, and City Manager & City Staff for this brief period.

 


COMMUNITY AND VOLUNTEER WORK

I have been a Member of the North End Neighborhood Council (NENC) since 1993, and a Board Member of the Council since 1998. I currently serve as the Chair of the NENC and also serve as Chair of the Land Use Committee.

I also serve on the Executive Committee of the NENC, and represent the NENC on the Across The Fence Committee of the Community Council. I have represented the North End Neighborhood on the University of Puget Sound's University District Committee since 1997.

I encourage everyone to contact their local Neighborhood Council and become involved. Tacoma is one of the few municipal governments in the US that provides its residents with such access to its elected officials and administrative staff.

 


APPOINTMENTS HELD
 

TACOMA LANDMARKS PRESERVATION COMMISSION:
I was appointed to the Tacoma Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) in 2000 and served until Spring of 2008. I served as a Commissioner, as the Chair of the LPC, and as Chair of the Education and Outreach Committee and the By-Laws Review Committee.

Tacoma is filled with hundreds of beautiful, historic parks, homes, buildings, and districts.   The Landmarks Preservation Commission is charged with insuring that existing properties are protected and preserved, but allowing for adaptive re-use while maintaining their historic integrity.

BROADWAY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS:
I was appointed to the BCPA in March of 2006.  The BCPA is the organization responsible for maintaining, operating, renovating, and developing programs for the Pantages Theater, the Rialto Theater, and the Tacoma Actor's Guild Theater.

I am currently the Past-President of the Board of Trustees of the BCPA, and will serve through the end of the 2010 performance season.

 

 
   

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Jonathan Phillips
Principal Broker
Phillips Realty LLC
917 Pacific Avenue
Suite 413
Tacoma,  WA  98402
Office: 1-800-LISTING
Email: info@phillipsrealtyllc.com
 

   

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